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Is your dream to play or referee roller derby? Do you live anywhere in and around Byron Bay? Lucky for you the Bay Rollers are holding a Freshmeat Info Session and Skate on Sunday. They will have some skates out for hire but if you’re able to rustle up a helmet and any pads (knees, elbows, wrists) the more you can find, the better.

The event will be held at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex from 1.30pm.


And the best way to whet your whistle will be to head out on Saturday night when The Bay Rollers will join players from Clarence Valley Roller Derby and Coffs Coast Derby Dolls to play a combined team from Ipswich and Caloundra. With the opening game a rematch battle between Gladstone and Tweed Valley Vixens, this bout is gonna be epic!

Epic skate rink, Enterprise Ave, Tweed Heads – doors open 6pm.

7pm Game 1 – Tweed Valley Vixens v Gladstone Roller Derby

7.45 Game 2 – TBR, CVRDL and CCDD v Ipswich


It’s all derby, all weekend.




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