This is New Jersey: The Jersey Shore Roller Girls

The Jersey Shore Roller Girls is a flat-track roller derby league that calls the Asbury Park Convention Hall home. Today’s derby is a revamped, flat-track version of the old-school sport that many of us remember from years ago. Jersey Shore Roller Girls follow the rules and regulations put in place by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

Watching the Murder Beach Militia compete against the Right Coast Rollers for the playoff spot in the Jersey Shore Roller Girls league was one place I never thought I’d be, but I must say derby rocks! Once you get the hang of how the game is played, it’s a lot of fun to watch and the girls are just as competitive as male football, baseball and hockey players combined.

The league championship is November 27 and Murder Beach Militia will be battling Anchor Assassins for this year’s bragging rights (I will be there cheering them on!) Until then, you can catch them on October 9 when the JSRG All-Stars team takes on the River City Rollers. Tickets are $20 at the door; discounted tickets are available through the league website

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