Lo­cals skate up a storm in fresh meat pro­gram

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

ROLLER DERBY

THE Air­lie Beach Trash­bags fresh meat pro­gram kicked off on Fri­day night with six new lo­cal skaters tak­ing part for the first time.

Air­lie Beach Trash­bags pres­i­dent Christina “Storm Surge” Un­ter­wurzacher was very im­pressed with the new re­cruits.

“They all got off to a great start and picked up many ba­sic skills re­ally eas­ily which was a great achieve­ment for their first train­ing ses­sion,” she said.

“All new skaters will be as­sessed over the 14 week fresh meat pro­gram and those who are ready will be asked to join the team and par­tic­i­pate in their first roller derby match.”

Fresh meat coach Alyssa “Jes­sica Ram­mit” Cu­tuli will be tak­ing new fresh meat skaters through the ba­sics of skat­ing as well as the rules of roller derby and pre­vi­ous skat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is not a re­quire­ment.

As a new sport­ing league in a re­mote area, the Air­lie Beach Trash- bags al­ways wel­come new and ex­pe­ri­enced skaters to their team as well as guest coaches or train­ers want­ing to share their skills.

Those in­ter­ested in the sport of roller derby are wel­come to come as a spec­ta­tor or bor­row skates and safety gear to have a go.

Roller derby is a fun, fast, in­tense and ath­letic sport that is en­joyed by strong, fierce women in the Whit­sun­days.

There are also many vol­un­teer roles avail­able from man­ning the penalty box and record­ing penal­ties to man­ag­ing the score­board soft­ware.

The Air­lie Beach Trash­bags are cur­rently train­ing in prepa­ra­tion of their next home clash at the Whit­sun­day PCYC on April 26, and spec­ta­tors are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

The roller derby fresh meat in­for­ma­tion night was on March 4, and train­ing is held at Whit­sun­day PCYC ev­ery Fri­day night from 6-9pm.

Gen­eral en­quiries can be made via email to ab­trash­bags@hot­mail.com or the team’s Face­book page.

FRESH MEAT: Coach Alyssa “Jes­sica Ram­mit” Cu­tuli with Suzie Crab­tree, Shanna Collins, Brett Clarke, Lea Pic­cinelli, (back) Rachel Raynor and Jenna McCon­nell at their first night on train­ing on Fri­day night at the PCYC.

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