BMRDL vs HARD – Sat 15th September – Katoomba

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BMRDL’s first home bout is against HARD at the Katoomba sports and aquatic centre on Saturday the 15th September. Tickets are available at the door for $10 (kids 12 and under free).

BMRDL vs WSR Zombies 21st July

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The Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s first public bout took place on Saturday the 21st July in Penrith where we played the Western Sydney Rollers team “The Zombies”. The bout was super close, with both teams taking the lead and came down to the last jam with the final score being 101 to the Zombies and 104 to BMRDL. There is a great write up on the bout on the http://rollerderbyau.net/ site here: http://rollerderbyau.net/2012/08/02/wsrs-zombees-vs-blue-mountains-roller-derby-league-in-an-absolute-heart-stopper-10/

Family and friends bout

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The Blue Mountains Roller Derby Leagues first bout took place at the Katoomba aquatic centre on Sat the 26th May, it was a tight contest with the black team narrowly winning with 130 points vs 128 for the blues… Big thanks to everyone involved for making the bout an awesome success. Check out some photos from the night and back here soon for more info on roller derby bouts in Katoomba.

Thanks to Chantel St.Quintin for the photos www.facebook.com/cstquintin

BMRDL at Ironfest Lithgow

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BMRDL will have a stall at Ironfest in Lithgow on April the 21st and 22nd. Check out www.ironfest.com.au for all the info and drop by to say hi to the girls and sign up for our next fresh meat intake.

Blue Mountains women’s health and resource centre

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The Blue Mountains Roller Derby League raised $100 for the Blue Mountains women’s health and resource centre at our Christmas party. Suzie donated the cash to the centre last week.

Fresh meat intake 20/2/2012, sign up now!

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So you wanna play Roller Derby?

The Blue Mountains Roller Derby League is looking for “fresh meat” to join the all girls flat track roller derby team. Our next intake is on the 20/2/2012 so if you’re over 18 and ready to roll, contact freshmeat@bluemountainsrollerderby.com now. Training is every Sunday and Monday night at Katoomba aquatic centre. If you can already skate, great, if not, we’ll teach you.

Guys we need refs too!

To join the League and start skating you will need a pair of quad skates (not blades), knee, elbow and wrist guards, a helmet and a mouth guard, skateboard pads or a bike helmet are fine. For more information regarding the gear contact freshmeat@bluemountainsrollerderby.com or our local derby gear supplier Suzie at www.sydneyderbyskates.com.

BMRDL videos

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Hey everyone, check out a couple of videos from our training sessions at the Katoomba Aquatic Centre.

BMRDL in the Blue Mountains Gazette

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Hey Everyone

We had an article published in the Blue Mountains Gazette this Week! Read it here…

Roller Derby Hits The Blue Mountains… Hard

Katoomba, NSW, 13th June, 2011In the past couple of years roller derby has exploded in Australia and now it has hit the Mountains. Starting in Chicago, USA in 1935, roller derby has a reputation for being rough, aggressive, and above all, entertaining. The sport declined in popularity in the 1970’s, but was revived and reinvented in 2001 by a grassroots league in Austin, Texas. There are now over 350 leagues worldwide. Australia currently has roller derby leagues in every state and more and more are popping up all the time. The Blue Mountains is the latest place to catch the bug.

Roller derby isn’t just a sport though, for these girls roller derby is a way of life. They live, breathe and sleep derby. Known for their fishnet stockings, bootie shorts and fun play-on-word nicknames, derby girls are a new breed of women: sassy, athletic and fun.

The league is throwing a fundraising night at the Gearins Hotel on Friday the 1st of July. There will be some great music and performances including Bones and All, The Swingtanic Sextet, DJ Reubix, Em Fatale, The King Hits, Fire dancing and more. A raffle will be held on the night with some amazing prizes so get on down and support your local derby girls or sign up to become one yourself!

Blue Mountains Roller Derby League currently has around 40 members but is looking to extend its headcount! No experience is required and all skating levels are welcome. Derby girls come from all sorts of different backgrounds: nurses, artists, single mothers, business women, musicians, teachers, as long as you love to skate, they’d love to have you. You can sign up on the night of the fundraiser or email for more information at info@bluemountainsrollerderby.com