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Roller Derby: it's not a sport for the faint of heart.
It is; though, a sport of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. They are teachers, lawyers, bartenders, and mothers but they all share the love of roller derby.
Terra Bullard decided to bring the the game to Taft when she realized there wasn't a league there, but there were plenty of women who wanted to participate. She named the league the West Side Wreck-Hers.
"This is our escape from reality we get to come out here and release tension and aggression and just have a good time," Bullard says.
"It gives women so much self confidence and builds up that inner strength," says teammate Kara Koenig
There are a few requirements to participate:
- Must be a female at least 18 years old.
-Own protective gear and skates (but you don't need to know how to skate!)
-$30 registration fee
-Obtain USA Roller Sports insurance
Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm.
For more information or if you are interested in joining the Wreck-Hers, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/westsidewreckers