Twisted Sister captain Skid Vicious tries to block the Rockettes MVP, jammer Tank-U, who evades a near-miss by Slingshot Polkadot while number 17 Leggy Bomb holds back the oncoming Twisted Sisters tide. Photo Tree Faerie – see more Roller Derby photos on the Tree Faerie’s Facebook page.
Local roller derby took a step, or should I say roll, in a new direction last November in Byron Bay when hundreds of new and old fans turned up to see the inaugural Bay Rollers Roller Derby home event at the Byron Regional Sports and Cultural Complex.
The Rollers are planning an even bigger year in 2013 and they are having their first Freshmeat and Info day next Sunday at their new home arena.
You don’t have to be a great skater to attend Freshmeat, the girls will teach you everything you need to know to become a kick ass roller girl – if you have experience, all the better.
If you are not interested in skating but would still like to be involved, the CPU is also recruiting Refs and Non-Skating Officials (NSOs).
You must be over 18 to play roller derby and every skater is required to wear a helmet, wrist guards, elbow guards, knee-pads and a mouth-guard.
The group only has a small amount of gear to loan out. So if you have your own gear ready that’s great.
Freshmeat runs for a period of 6-8 weeks and includes two training sessions per week. You will learn basic skating/derby skills and once the program is finished you will be tested and move on up the ranks to start your derby career.
The girls are meeting this Sunday from 1.30-3.30pm at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex, 249 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay.