Behind the scenes with SWAT!


Keep up with all the latest news and ramblings from the players, refs and NSO's

February 20, 2019

A year in the life of a SWAT Roller Derby Rookie. From minimum skills to the first game!

July 25, 2017

Back in 2013 SWAT knitted 815 hats for the Age UK/Innocent Smoothie Big Knit Campaign. Find out how many we made for the 2017 campaign

April 12, 2017

SWAT Roller Derby are proud to unveil new sponsors for our 2017 season.
The team have a new Platinum level sponsor in Reboot Roller Discos - the popular local Exeter family friendly business is a natural fit for the team as it was established by two team members Maria...

February 16, 2017

Charity Roller Disco!

On Saturday 4th February 2017 the SWAT team took over Exeter’s local Roller Disco to raise funds for Force Cancer Charity - a charity close to many of our skaters hearts.

With a purple and green theme (see what we did there?!) people of all skating...

May 8, 2016

Before the intake of fresh meat in 2015, I was a regular at my local gym. 4 days a week, 2 hour sessions, which I feel helped a lot with all of the skills needed to learn during the Fresh Meat intake.

There has been talk among the rookies and pre-mins skaters at SWAT wh...

January 1, 2016

SWAT are proud to be working with a new Platinum Sponsor for 2016 - Clifton Road Games based in Exeter, Devon.


Clifton Road Games have been following our progress from the South West League Series through to the British Championships. After experiencing the thrill of b...

December 1, 2015

Saturday 25th October 2014


There was no training today.


It was bout day!!


Unfortunately, Insane Bolt's puppy managed to eat the line-ups on the morning of the bout...


The SWAT A team were taking on the Bristol A team in an exciting double header. Of course, a team of f...

November 24, 2015

Saturday 18th October 2014


The floor at training was horrible today!! We train in a sports centre, so the floor is usually pretty good to skate on, but due to the bad weather, it was slightly wet and slippery in certain places. A lot of the advanced skaters couldn’t ma...

November 17, 2015

Saturday 11th October 2014


Today was the speed and stride session with the whole league. Dot Slash was teaching us the correct form aka ‘derby stance’ (basically, get as low as you can and then a little bit lower) before teaching us crossovers. Derby stance wasn't part...

November 10, 2015

Saturday 4th October 2014


 Today was the first day I managed to walk in without my hood up!! (yes, I was hiding behind my hair, but that is not the point!!)



<== Hair shield!!



See it's not as if it's covering my whole face!!!


(I hate selfies)



We did a warm up with t...

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