Get your skates on as roller derby bout set to rock Bathurst

BATHURST will host its first roller derby bout on Saturday.

Hosted by the South Side Derby Dolls (S2D2), the day will include a training exercise and bootcamp set to attract skaters from across NSW with the focus on developing juniors and officials from local leagues in Oberon, Bathurst and Orange.

Orange Roller Derby president Leanne McCulloch said the Bathurst bout will be a big day for the club.

“This is what we’ve been trying to do but it’s really difficult to get something like this out here. We wanted to get a bout in Orange, but it’s in Bathurst and this is just the second in the central west,” McCulloch said.

“Most people from established clubs are leaving Sydney and coming this way and these types of bouts are because of that.”

The event is set to be huge.

Over 1000 roller derby skaters will flock to the Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium for the day, set to culminate with a full length feature bout open to the public from 7pm.

Based in the Southerland Shire, the S2D2 club is a dedicated roller derby venture and the reigning five-by-five Roller Derby Champions.

McCulloch was thrilled with the opportunity this bout will present the region.

“It’s a big day for us,” she said, a total of 10 members from Orange set to prove their wares against some of the state’s biggest and baddest roller derby pros.

“We’ve got the bootcamp on the day and we’ll be getting stuck into it with the bout after that. 

“The more bouts we have like this the more people are going to see it and want to get involved.”

The bootcamp begins at 10am on Saturday before the open derby bout at 7pm.

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