How I write a referee training session

1. Be willing to admit that you know nothing. I started derby three years ago with no athletic/sporting experience at all and everything I know today I have learned from doing sessions with awesome trainers, reading blogs and derby forums and watching what other people do. Roller derby is pretty much a baby in the…More

First Exec Com meeting @ Mc Donalds

WIRD AGENDA EXECUTIVE COMITEE MEETING 1.Sort out ex comittee poistions – what they all mean, who is doing what, when. 2.Formalize training arrangements – times, days, can we set up one sess per month as ‘open’ where newbies, family, friends can come watch? This should prob not be advertised on web (unless it’s a email…More

Belmore/Victoria St Carpark

Enter the Belmore/Victoria Sts carpark! This is a brilliant skate, smooth, flat, lit at night. Myself and Donna hit the pavement and practiced ‘the robot’! Hopefully we’ll get more skaters down here soon. Live in fear of no-one turning up. Get slighty hysterical before I leave the house. Alas.More

Second WIRD skate

After missing WIRD’s first skatey get together last Sunday (due to ridiculous work commitments) I was eager to get out there and have a go! Five of us turned up to the carpark out the back of ****. Took some sweeping and bits of it were down/up hill. Not too bad. Apparently roller skating is…More

Visiting a SRDL scrimmage

Yesterday a bunch of us did the trek to Sydney to watch a scrimmage. It was in a gym at Sydney Uni, with the track laid out in grey plastic tape (plumber’s, I think) and merch stalls set up behind the audience. I’m a bit intimidated.More

WIRD’s first planning meeting

1st planning meeting for WIRD – Oxford Hotel Slogan for today: Roller derby is a virus – infect everyone you touch! In a brilliantly successful first planning meeting derby and its logistics were discussed in the beer garden of the Oxford. The conversation was so interesting that after the meeting broke up several people from…More

Happy Birthday to WIRD, Happy Birthday to WIRD

Situation to date: After the ABC’s screening of ‘Roller Derby Dolls’ the topic of roller derby just wouldn’t drop. After several months of complaining about the lack of RD in Wollongong I decided to make it happen. Researched RD on the net and started the Wollongong-Illawarra Roller Derby facebook group in late December, 2008. By…More