Cairollers: Cairo's first rollerderby team

Lex sez, "I've just posted an interview with Indie Hannah of the Cai Rollers, Cairo (and Egypt's) first roller derby league. They're a mixture of local women and international residents, and are finally practising after the project has been over a year in the making. They're had to fight hard to get to this point, and have plenty of struggles ahead of them."

Who are the CaiRollers? Many leagues in far-flung places are conglomerations of ex-pats with little local involvement. Something tells me that's not the case for you...

Nope, CaiRollers are as diverse as the city. Right now, we have about eight skaters, one coach and two volunteers who make up the foundation and are all working equally as hard to get this league going. Skaters include Egyptian natives, Egyptians with dual citizenship who are third world kids having grown up around the world, and some ex-pats from other parts of the world including America and Argentina. Our volunteer--hopefully future refs--are equally as diverse from Africa and America. Our belief and value systems range from Muslim to Christian, Agnostic to Buddhist. We range from teachers and nonprofit workers to female entrepreneurs.

Up Close and Personal with the CaiRollers of Cairo, Egypt


  1. I so wish the current conflicts going on in that area of the world could be settled by having roller derby games from each country involved instead of bombing the crap out of each other. Good luck to the Cairo league! I hope they flourish!

  2. Oh, this is awesome-sauce!  Ladies on wheels rule! 

    Also, I agree with My Ocean – it would be nice if we could solve all geo-political conflicts with Derby.  Sadly, no.

    Also, only tangentially related, but the chair of my department is a roller girl.  Needless to say, she’s the best chair EVAH!!!!

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