Roller derby is a sport rife with ritual, crammed with cultural quirks, and packed with peculiarities, particularly when it comes to players and their relationships. With team mates quickly forming close friendships that last a lifetime, roller derby is a sport of love and skate, where bonds are built through brutal bouts and fierce passion for both game and glory. With emotions running high, it's unsurprising that many skaters find themselves an on-track soul mate, forming a close connection that sees the pair support, mentor and challenge one another throughout their training and beyond. To show their love, many pairings become 'derby wives', as a dedication to an enduring friendship built on blood, sweat and tears.
In honour of Valentine's Day, we've put together our top list of gifts for that special someone in your derby life.
1. Put a ring on it
Say your derby "I dos" with these adorable matching rings. D'aww!
2. Derby compact
Help your wife apply her pre-scrim warpaint with a heartfelt compact mirror.
3. Matching necklaces
Show your love like a pair of '90s BFFs with personalised heart necklaces.
4. This t-shirt
Put your heart on your sleeve with this awesome derby wife t-shirt.
5. Bearing jewellery
From rings to necklaces and even cufflinks, bearing jewellery is a great way to celebrate your love-skate relationship.
6. Helmet decals
We all love helmet stickers and decals, so why not show your love with an awesome sticker on your noggin?
7. Matching hoodies
Because matching things are cute. And nothing says "I love you" like keeping your Wifey warm.
8. Mouthguard case
More practical than pretty, this is the perfect gift for a wife who's always losing her mouthguard.
9. Valentine's card
Keep it traditional (sort of) with a delightful Valentine's card for your derby wife.
10. Tote bag
Simple and sweet, this charming tote bag is a great token of derby love.