Stadium request

Re: Request to use stadium for Women’s Roller Derby bouts Dear Board, Thank you for taking the time to consider our request. Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby (WIRD) is developing the radical and empowering sport of women’s Roller Derby in Wollongong in 2009. In case you don’t remember the game from its heyday in the 1960s,…More

WCC Cultural Grant Application

1 Name of Project: Steel City/Skate City: Wollongong’s Love Affair with Roller Skates 2 Name of Project Coordinator:Neena She’Moan, Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby Project Coordinator 3 Project summary:Steel City/Skate City will showcase the diversity and quality of the region’s rollerskating history and enliven the city by re-establishing its once strong skating community. This research project…More

Thirroul Seaside Festival

WIRD has been invited to strut their stuff for the crowd at the Thirroul Seaside Festival. We started talking about it a while ago but really only got one kinda rehearsl in before hand so I’m a tad nervous. The plan is that the girls will skate around behind me on the ‘stage’ (it deserves…More

WIRD’s First Photoshoot

I don’t know if I have ever been as nervous as I was waiting on Flagstaff Hill for people to show up. Right up until hot girls started flooding up the hill I was absolutely convinced it would be me standing here all alone when the Mercury photographer turned up. I was fishnetted up, fully…More