Roller derby re­cruit­ing as sport con­tin­ues to grow

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE Air­lie Beach Trash­bags will hold a recruitment drive tonight at the Whit­sun­day PCYC.

The sport is one of the fastest grow­ing in the world, and the re­gion’s lo­cal club is search­ing for mem­bers.

You don’t need to know how to skate, as the pro­gram in­cludes skat­ing lessons be­fore later pro­gress­ing into tech­nique, rules and strate­gies of roller derby.

Men and women, aged 18 and older, are in­vited to come along to the PCYC from 6.30pm.

“Derby has a great so­cial as­pect and you learn skills that you can go out and have fun with out­doors on the week­end too,” Trash­bags new­est mem­ber Brett Pic­cinelli said.

“I now skate along with my daugh­ter while she rides her bike or scooter. It’s great for the whole fam­ily. We’re get­ting fit and hav­ing fun to­gether.” The team will pro­vide skates, hel­mets and safety equip­ment on the night to get you rolling.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the club, visit the team’s Face­book page at www.face­­liebeach­trash­bags.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE: Alyssa "Jes­sica Ram­mit" Cu­tuli, fresh meat coach, in ac­tion dur­ing a roller derby bout ear­lier this year. Photo by Rob Grin­berg/Twoby­five Sports Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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