Derby team welcomes new faces
THE Airlie Beach Trashbags fresh meat information session on Sunday saw 10 new skaters come down to give roller derby a try.
Nine girls and one guy donned skates and helmets and were put through their paces by head coach Alyssa ‘Jessica Rammit’ Cutuli.
“I was actually quite impressed that most of them could skate already, we weren’t expecting that. We were fully expecting that we were going to have to teach them how to skate first,” Alyssa said.
“I’m really excited to see these skaters go through the 14 week program and invite them to become Trashbags and refs so we can grow our little club,” she said.
It’s not too late to join in the fun, interested people can still contact Alyssa on email@example.com or via the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirlieBeachTrashbags and express interest.
The fresh meat program takes place every Sunday morning from 10-12pm at the Whitsunday PCYC. There are skates to try on at the PCYC for men and women in most sizes.
The next game that the Trashbags are competing in is on Saturday, September, 7 in Townsville, where five of the Trashbags have been invited to skate with local Townsville team, The Slaughter- ers against the Cairns Derby Dolls.
The Townsville club has been very supportive of the Airlie Beach club, sending coaches and referees to Airlie Beach to teach the local girls on a regular basis.
This invitation to play on one of the Townsville teams is a significant occasion and the five skaters who have earned the privilege are Bowen’s Belle ‘Bellefire’ Ryan, Proserpine’s Christine “Boss in Boots” Cleary, and from Airlie Beach Heather ‘Blame Canada’ Knight, Hayley ‘Gretchen Wheelers’ Waugh and Alyssa ‘Jessica Rammit’ Cutuli.
Christine and Belle will also be refereeing on the night.