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), Back pack Referee (BPR), Front pack Referee (FPR) & 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
Once you have completed one of our Skate Fit courses you may begin the DVRDC Referee journey. Let your Coach or the Club Treasurer know & they will assist you to become an Official Member of DVRDC.
To become a Referee with DVRDC, you must progress through the star testing and levels of White & Yellow. 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.
- Quad or In-line 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
Skaterz Roller Blade & Skate Rink
30 Susan Street, Eltham
Sundays - From 3.00pm
Eltham Leisure Centre
40 Brougham Street, Eltham
Once you have completed a Skate Fit course, you are eligible to become a DVRDC member. This means you can attend classes on a casual pay-as-you-go basis, which may be better for your budget or lifestyle.
- $10.00 per lesson
- $6.00 Rental skates (if required)
- $2.00 Rental Safety Equipment
[elbow, knee, wrist and helmet] (if required)
- $35 for skate insurance with Skate Victoria (mandatory)
[This will cover you for the year while you are skating in non contact training]
GET TO KNOW DVRDC
Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club have one traveling team 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
DVRDC have proudly participated in the following tournaments:
Statewide Stampede (SWS)
Great Southern Slam (TGSS)
United Roller Derby Playoffs (URDP)
Chillout Derby Pride Premiership
Rainbow Lightning Premiership