Skaters on a roll to find new recruitsfor roller derby league

ON THE LOOKOUT: Orange Roller Derby League mediator Jude Keogh and president Leanne McCulloch are on the lookout for new players and volunteers. Photo: STEVE GOSCH  0717sgroller1

ON THE LOOKOUT: Orange Roller Derby League mediator Jude Keogh and president Leanne McCulloch are on the lookout for new players and volunteers. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0717sgroller1

IT is fast, furious and loads of fun and now is the ideal time to get involved with the Orange Roller Derby League.

The league is on the lookout for new players, but also people to assist as referees, officials and volunteers.

“As we accept more potential skaters we’d really love to hear from anyone who wants to be part of the roller derby itself and not necessarily as a player,” Orange league president Leanne McCulloch said.

“We need volunteers who’d like to be involved with the roller derby world. It’s lots of fun and you won’t be disappointed.”

Roller Derby is a contact sport played on an oval track where a designated player, a jammer, scores by lapping their opponents.

Team members assist their jammer while hindering the opposing jammer, playing both offence and defence simultaneously.

Mrs McCulloch believes there is no other sport like it and is encouraging people of all skills and levels, especially beginners, to get involved.

“It’s great for your fitness and lots of fun, and it’s a bit different to the norm in the terms of sport,” she said.

“Skating is something that we all tried as kids and that’s where I get my passion from.

“People really should give it a go. It really is a great sport and you’ll also meet some great people.”

The Orange Roller Derby League held an information night during the week and Mrs McCulloch said members planned to hold information sessions  about once a month to attract potential players and volunteers.

For more information about the Orange Roller Derby League search for them on Facebook or email orangerollerderby @hotmail.com.

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