Photo essay: Leeds men’s roller derby stars are ready to roll

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It takes grit and determination to make your way onto a roller derby team - but the men at Leeds’s Aire Force One say anybody can do it.

This Sunday the team, which practises at Futsal Arena, is opening its doors to new recruits.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

The team’s recruitment officer, Ian Waring, said: “There’s no need for any experience, all we ask is that you are over 18 and can skate five laps.

“If you’re not that confident, we will teach you everything you need to know and you can get extra support at the regular Wednesday social skate sessions at Futsal.

“People are often surprised at the vast range of people in the team, we’re aged from 25 to 45, and from a range of backgrounds and professions.”

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