Marking out the track according to the WFTDA specifications and using a rope template which I whipped up after spotting one being used by SRDL. Not sure if ours conforms to their design as it was reverse engineered from a quick glance from a distance and some careful untangling of the WFTDA track plan. Our […]Read More Successful first training at the Sports HUB
A new venue has become available and because we are non-profit we can get into this amazing space for just a little more than we are paying now. The Sports HUB at the University of Wollongong is three connected competition size netball courts with a mezanine level running all the way around the top. The […]Read More Shiny new venue
Yesterday Neena SheMoan, Drop Bear and I headed off to look over another venue and chat to the manager about our skates vs their floors. Couldn’t be more different to the slightly creepy trip a few weeks ago. Neena had made the contact for our rollerskating retrospective next year and it’s also shaping up as […]Read More Great Venue Experience
“Dear WIRD, “Following our recent Board Meeting we would like to invite you to meet with the Board at 6.30pm, prior to our next meeting on July 6th to demonstrate your sport and perhaps overcome any concerns we may have regarding damage to our floor. Please let us know if these arrangements are suitable to […]Read More Great venue response
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, […]Read More Stadium request
Trotted off today to check out a venue with a couple of the training committee. Despite all our preparation, great outfits and cheerful smiles, it was a horrible horrible experience. I won’t go into details cos I’m nice, but I’m pretty sure we won’t be using this venue. I don’t think there is anything we […]Read More Terrible venue experience
WIRD has their first indoor skate at **** Community Centre. We are paying $20 per hour, have Wed night and Sunday arvo booked and can skate as late as we like (within out two hour booking) without the lights being turned off, needing to go home to pee or dying of thirst. Our first skate […]Read More Indoor training!