The Wide Woo of Sports: Roller derby and the satisfying social (and physical) impact of WoRD with friends

“Couture, or T-Flex as she’s known on the rink, has been with Worcester Roller Derby for three years, but she’s now a seasoned pro compared to the majority of the roster. During their practices upstairs in a warehouse on Suffolk Street, these new skaters battle the heat to earn the right to actually hit each other.” And along the way, many of them are able to fill a void in their lives. Joe Parello straps on his helmet and elbow pads to get the inside story.

The Wide Woo of Sports: Roller derby and the satisfying social (and physical) impact of WoRD with friends

“Couture, or T-Flex as she’s known on the rink, has been with Worcester Roller Derby for three years, but she’s now a seasoned pro compared to the majority of the roster. During their practices upstairs in a warehouse on Suffolk Street, these new skaters battle the heat to earn the right to actually hit each other.” And along the way, many of them are able to fill a void in their lives. Joe Parello straps on his helmet and elbow pads to get the inside story.