WITH DIAMOND VALLEY ROLLER DERBY CLUB
ROLLER DERBY BASICS
Flat track roller derby is an old sport revived for new generations. Each team sends five skaters out on track (four blockers and one jammer, who is the scorer) where players get to use their bodies to stop the opposing jammer from passing. Players can't punch, head-butt or kick, but they can use their shoulders, hips and torsos to knock their opponents down.
AND THAT'S WHERE REFEREES COME IN!
For a game to run smoothly, there needs to be no less than 3 skating referees and no more than seven referees total. The positions are Head Referee (HR), Two Jammer Referees (JR), Inside Pack Referee (IPR) & three Outside pack Referees (OPRs)
Players and Referees wear a lot of protective gear, including wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets and optional mouth guards.
REFEREEING JOURNEY WITH DVRDC
To become a Referee with DVRDC, you must progress through the star testing and levels of White & Red. Then you will follow the Referee theory and skating assessment to become a fully qualified Referee.
You will need to own all of your own equipment and upgrade your insurance to take on the Refereeing Journey.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED (FREE HIRE AVAILABLE)
- Quad skates
- Helmet (Good Quality - Australian safety standard)
- Wrist guards
- Hard capped knee pads (with non-marking covers)
- Hard capped elbow pads
- Mouth guard (mandatory for club training)
Tuesdays - From 7.00pm
1 Warren Rd, Viewbank VIC 3084
Sundays - From 3.00pm
Eltham Leisure Centre
40 Brougham Street, Eltham
GET TO KNOW DVRDC
Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club have one travelling team known as the Diamond Firetails
The travelling team were known as the Rough Cut Rollers
The team merged with the Northside Rollers to compete in the Statewide Stampede tournament as The Rough Cut Rogues
The team merged with the Otway Derby Dollz to form the Diamond Growlers
The team merged with Geelong Roller
Derby and Gippsland Rangers to form
The Valley Cats
The team re-branded as the
DVRDC proudly participate in the following tournaments:
Statewide Stampede (SWS)
Great Southern Slam (TGSS)
The ModCon Challenge
United Roller Derby Playoffs (URDP)
Chillout Derby Pride Premiership
Rainbow Lightning Premiership