Locals welcome to try roller derby
THE Airlie Beach Trashbags were excited to welcome seven new skaters at the roller derby fresh meat information night at the Whitsunday PCYC on Tuesday.
The program commences this Friday (March 7) and runs for approximately 14 weeks.
Both girls and boys are invited to attend but skaters must be over the age of 18 in order to play.
The course will teach the basics of skating as well as the rules of roller derby and previous skating experience is not a requirement.
New skaters who missed out on the information night can still join the group and anyone who is interested is encouraged to contact the team via the Facebook page.
Skates and safety gear are available to borrow initially, and new members are still welcome to join the program which starts this Friday night at 6pm.
Coach Heather ‘Blame Canada’ Knight said now was the perfect time to try roller derby.
“Roller Derby is said to be the fastest growing sport in the world right now,” she said.
“We’d love you to join us this Friday or next, to find out what all the fuss is about.” Roller derby is a fun, strong and athletic sport which attracts all kinds of people. It is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes and skills levels.
More information about the team and the fresh meat intake can be found on the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirlieBeachTrashBags.