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CAPITAL COLLISON BOUT 2
SUNDAY 19 MAY 1:40pm. Deadly Nightslays v The Maul Teasers at Kingborough Sports Centre. Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets - search Capital Collision - or on the door $5
VIC TAS TOURNAMENT 8&9 JUNE Convict City Rollers will be co-hosting with Sirens the biggest roller derby event in Tasmania at Aurora - 4 Victorian leagues are heading down to play 6 bouts in two days including Sat night double header - look out on Facebook for more details www.facebook.com/ccrdl
NEXT FRESHMEAT 28 MAY
Register your interest in the next Convict freshmeat course by sending an email ATTN: FRESHMEAT - the course is every Tuesday night at Woody's Skate & Play - see Freshmeat page here for more details
If you have started a freshmeat course in the past but not sure playing roller derby will be your thing then consider becoming a Referee. OR if you have a skating background and want to give Refereeing a go then email ATTN: HEAD REFEREE.
The Second Freshmeat course for 2013 stars on Tuesday 28th May - we are only planning two intakes this year so this is likely to be the last opportunity to get your derby on in 2013
for 8 weeks at Woody's Skate & Play, 12 Knoll St, Glenorchy.
Registrations for the Freshmeat course are OPEN - email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Costs $30 Freshmeat membership and $10 per session - includes skate and safety gear hire
Roller Derby is for guys as well - we need guys to Referee - doing the Freshmeat course is the best way to get into it, and anyone is very welcome to pursue Refereeing if that is how your interest develops.
What do you need to do before you start Freshmeat?
> If you haven't skated for a while we recommend you head to Woody's and have a skate around. There are often derby girls there so have a chat to other skaters and get some tips.
> Make sure you have some leggings or comfy shorts and tights that you can exercise in and a good pair of socks - yes, training involves stretching and other movements so No Jeans!
> See the 10 Golden Derby rules below and be prepared to have a lot of fun! ;)x
The Freshmeat course runs over eight weeks with a comprehensive curriculum which will teach you skatng skills, basic derby skills, rules and safety. Course cost will be taken off your membership fees in full when you join.
The next level is Intro to Contact (Pink level), which will also run over eight weeks (included in your annual League membership) and gives you the next level of skills, introduction to strategy, pack work and contact. Pink level prepares you to progress to Red light contact - which means playing roller derby in a controlled scrimmage. Pink level training is Wed nights at Clarence Sports Centre.
Training cost per session is $10 and includes derby skate and safety gear if required, Woody's has all the gear to hire and to buy so be there by 5:30pm to get geared up or earlier if you want to check out buying your own gear.
Convict City Rollers are a skater owned and operated roller derby league that relies on team members to run the league and look after all aspects of training, events, fundraising, finances, merchandise, media, first aid and so much more...we are a new league that is growing and learning and appreciate the skills and knowledge that new members can bring to the mix.
To get a feel for what we expect from all members, below is our '10 Golden Derby Rules'...
10 GOLDEN ROLLER DERBY RULES
1-Respect your body, warm up, warm down, hydrate well and do not ignore an injury or ill fitting gear. Alert coaches to any injuries you have. Roller Derby is fun but it is also a serious and physically demanding sport.
2-Respect your coach. Do not interrupt, do not leave the rink randomly or without permission, try all the things your coach asks you to, they would not ask you if they did not think you could do it and remember they are volunteering their time to be here for YOU.
3-Check your gear BEFORE you skate. Check wheels, nuts, toe stoppers, laces, trucks, helmet webbing etc etc! Clean and service gear regularly to keep it in top condition for your safety and the integrity of the rink surface.
4-Protective pads, helmets and mouthguards are compulsory. No pads = no skate! A mouthguard is a lot cheaper than a new set of teeth and if you think knee pads are expensive, compare them to the cost of a knee reconstruction and it won’t seem so bad.
5-Zero tolerance of any skater under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. It voids our insurance and puts skater’s health and safety at risk. Say no more.
6-Be on time. If you are late or leave early this will count for a half session toward your attendance and you will be required to do extra sit ups and push ups.
7-Communicate and stay in the loop. Make use of the Facebook site, forum on the website, training sessions, newsletters and the noticeboard to keep in touch with the latest info. Ensure CCR have your correct contact details. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to keep yourself in the loop so get amongst it and keep abreast of training times etc.
8-Respect your fellow skaters. You do not have to have ‘derby love’ for everyone but we do have a comprehensive Code of Conduct which you should read and become familiar with so you are clear on how we should interact ON AND OFF the rink. Everyone deserves a fair go and not everyone learns at the same pace so be patient and kind to each other and address any issues in a respectful way.
9-Participate in the club activities as soon as possible, it is a great way to get to know everyone and keep the club sessions running smoothly. Even if it is as simple as helping the coach setting up for the session it will be appreciated. Keep an eye out for sub-committees that you can join.
10-Bring your sense of humour and positive attitude to every session. Things will not always go the way you expect but persevere and ask for help early. Be mindful that your attitude will affect those around you.