The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls recently announced it will begin recruiting men for competition. The team also decided change its name to Cape Girardeau Roller Derby. While women may have taken the lead in the revival of roller derby, Kristin DeJournett — “Fakin’ Bacon” — said it’s known for its acceptance of all ages, sizes and backgrounds, which is why the Cape Girardeau team supports the move to include male teammates. The St. Louis Gatekeepers is one of the closest leagues available with opportunities for men to participate. DeJournett says the shape of the team likely will evolve as word spreads and more men join. For next year, in addition to regular games where the all-women team will play against other competitors, a match with a coed team would follow. The team also would look for opportunities to play other communities that have a men’s team. Those who are interested in joining the roller-derby team, male or female, still will have to go through the “fresh meat” orientation first. The three- to four-month training period teaches the basics of skating, stopping and the proper way to fall before moving on to derby techniques. The next orientation begins Wednesday. You are invited to attend with “no obligation.” More information is available by visiting capegirardeaurollerderby.com.