THE gals from the Tamworth Roller Derby League will be rolling over the mountain today for their coastal colleagues’ first bruising bout.
Port Macquarie has just joined the roller derby scene and is taking on Roller Derby Ipswich at the Port Macquarie Indoor Sports Stadium.
The night will also feature Australia’s first full game of Merby, or to the uninitiated, a “full-on” men’s derby between Toowoomba Men’s Roller Derby and Sydney’s Smash Bros.
Bumps and bruises aside, the teams will stay on tomorrow for a boot camp for women and men interested in getting into the sport.
“They consist of some very experienced skaters who have been there and done that and are willing to share their skills,” Tamworth Roller Derby League secretary Bronnie “MissMakka” Mac said.
“All skater levels are invited including those who are confident on their skates, those who have not skated in 15 years or more and those who can’t even stand on skates.”
The Tamworth Roller Derby League formed in late 2012 with a small group of skaters who are now dedicated to spreading the word about the sport they love.
They’re always on the lookout for new members, though, and are still trying to secure a permanent venue.
The preference is for wooden floors, but somewhere with polished cement would also suffice.
Anyone who can help with a potential venue, or is interested in finding out more about roller derby, should get their skates on and email the group on email@example.com