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CCR is an internationally ranked league, and the only WFTDA league in Tasmania. 

We have an array of officiating staff who make sure the game is played safely, fairly and to a high standard and are always on the look out for more! We provide an opportunity for all officials, novice to advanced, and welcome those who are interested in officiating the sport in any way they can.

The officials currently residing at CCR are dedicated to excellence and have weekly opportunities to get involved in scrimmages and games. If you’re interested in becoming an official at CCR, we will teach you the fundamentals of the sport as well as impart expert knowledge and officiating tricks we have learnt along the way.

Roller derby offers two officiating positions: Referee (skating) or Non-Skating Official (NSO).

Referee

A roller derby referee officiates the game on skates from either inside the middle of the track or by skating around the outside. A regular game of roller derby has seven on-skates referees (sometimes you might see more or less), so you’ll never been alone to make the tough decisions.

Referees do need to be quick decision makers, have a keen eye for detail and intermediate skating skills but don’t worry, we will teach you everything you need to know. With consistent exposure and practice, you’ll be ready in no time.

Referees can skate on either quad skates or rollerblades and require a helmet, full protective gear and, of course, a whistle!

Becoming a referee is an amazing way to rollerskate and to be part of a team of great officials who referee at our home games and also on the mainland. We provide training, so there is no experience necessary, and you have the chance to practice skating and learning the rules at our scrimmages every week.

Non​ ​Skating​ ​Official​ ​(NSO)

A roller derby NSO, as the name suggests, officiates the game off skates by documenting penalties, managing the game clock and keeping track of general game administration. Becoming a roller derby NSO only requires practice and a love for learning about roller derby; there is no need for skating skills or extensive game knowledge.

If you’re worried about injury or colliding with a skater, NSO positions are perfect for you. NSO’s are mostly away from the action, so there is little physical risk involved. But, you’ll still be close enough to enjoy the action.

All you need to become a roller derby official is a willingness to learn and a desire to help facilitate great roller derby. 

CCR host training for NSOs frequently throughout the year, but you can start learning or officiating straight away! 

To sign up now or to find out more information, please fill in the contact form / click the FB messenger button on this page and we’ll be in touch.

register your interest

If you’d like to join us as an official, or would just like to find out more about Referee or NSO opportunities, please provide your details below.

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Have Questions?

officials faq's

A fully-staffed crew consists of seven referees, and eight NSOs.

Roller derby is a full-contact sport, with ten skaters on the track at once, and no single point of focus (for example, a ball). Many referees are needed to ensure safe, fair, and legal play.

Also, roller derby is unique in that penalties are served by skaters without stopping play, requiring coordination between multiple NSOs.

You don’t need to be a great skater to come along. We will teach you the basics, and build from there.

We require you to be able to pass the skills attained at a level equivalent to our Red Skater program. If you need to learn to skate, we will organise to get you enrolled in our learn to skate and learn to derby classes.

Referees go through the same training program as skaters – take a look at our Skater FAQ for more info.

Check our About Roller Derby page for a quick rundown of the sport, and links to the rule set.

Yes. We have insurance through Skate Victoria. It costs as little as $15 a year to have coverage.

You can contact us directly and we’ll get you started.

No problem! Simply fill in the contact form / click the FB messenger button on this page and we’ll be in touch.

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