Get your skates on for fresh meat course

ORANGE Roller Derby League president Leanne McCulloch says her club’s hunt for new skaters is an endless task, but the newest “fresh meat” course will benefit the sport in Orange greatly.

The 10-week course is designed to familiarise new roller derby lovers with the skills needed to earn a white star level and inch a step closer to participation in derby bouts.

 McCulloch believes the sport has immense potential in the city.

Currently based at the PCYC, McCulloch and the Orange Roller Derby League wants you. 

“It promotes women’s sport, women’s health,” McCulloch said.

“The fitness side of it is fantastic, the friendship side is fantastic ... it’s just an unknown sport that’s great and suits a lot of women. It doesn’t discriminate against size or anything like that. This is very different and people, once they get properly involved, they tend to stay on.”

An information night will be held on Sunday, February 2, at the Vic Hotel from 4pm for anyone interested in taking up the course.

Before that though, league officials are urging those interested to touch base with the club to become familiar with the basics of the sport.

McCulloch said the course was crucial for the continued growth of the league.

“Doing this fresh meat course, it does expand the league. It’s a team effort. A team sport,” she said.

McCulloch added anyone is capable of competing.

“Anyone that’s a bit scared, it’s not like what you’ve seen in the old days,” she continued.

“Roller derby is all about scoring points, the fitness, the endurance, there’s no elbows.

“ There are rules.”

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