Lo­cals wel­come to try roller derby

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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