It’s a woman’s world: how Roller Derby is changing the climate of the sport industry

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“Aside from my child, it is the longest standing commitment I’ve ever had.” Those are the words from “Skrim,” an avid roller derby player, reflecting on the continued place the derby community holds in their life…

The game was first established in Australia in 2007 when Sarah Strong-Law immigrated from Texas, bringing both the sport, and it’s community. Since, the derby scene has exploded across the nation, creating a sport league dominated by women.

But what impact has the game had on the Australian sporting industry, women, and the queer community?

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