15th June 2018

Steel Justice

Steel Justice is home to Sheffield Steel Roller Derby officials, the amazing people who keep the game – often literally – on track.

Photo by Roller Derby on Film

Skating Officials

Skating Officials (SOs) are crucial to roller derby. Sometimes known as Zebras or referees, Skating Officials determine lead jammer status, call penalties, stop play in case of accidents or safety concerns, and count and confirm points.

Skating Officials are highly skilled. They have to master their own set of skating skills, as well as hone their knowledge of the game and rules, memorise penalty calls and hand signals, and generally attempt to keep order with 10 skaters on track at a time.

If you…
– want to skate
– love learning rules
– have a knack for authority
– boast a keen memory for phrases and hand signals
– and look good in black and white stripes

…then officiating could be for you!

Non Skating Officials

These guys are the life-blood of roller derby. Non Skating Officials, or NSOs, sort out all of the roller derby admin that happens before, during and after a game. Without them jam timing, score counting, penalty tracking and, our world (and wheels) couldn’t turn.

(A bit lost with all the roller derby speak? Don’t despair, check out our Roller Derby Dictionary to find out why we keep talking about jam…)

Everyone in Sheffield Steel Rollergirls is required to do some NSO activities as part of their membership, as it’s a great way to learn the rules and finer points of the game, and be involved in a game even when you aren’t playing. Plus you get free entry to games! There’s something for everyone regardless of your experience levels, so don’t be shy.

We welcome people of all gender identities to be an NSO. If you are under the age of 18 you will need parental consent to assist at games.

Get in touch at ssrgofficiating@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved with Steel Justice!