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.
Players wear a lot of armour, including wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets and mouth guards. They also get sent to the sin bin if they've been too naughty and have broken the rules!
ROLLER DERBY JOURNEY WITH DVRDC
Once you have completed one of our Skate Fit courses you may begin the DVRDC Roller Derby journey. Let your Coach or the Club Treasurer know & they will assist you to become an Official Member of DVRDC.
To become a Bouting Skater with DVRDC, you must progress through the star testing and levels of White, Yellow, Orange and finally Green to be a full Bouting Skater. Once you are a Bouting skater, you may be selected to become a Team member.
You will need to own all of your own equipment and upgrade your insurance to 'Full-contact' in order to participate as a contact skater with DVRDC.
Once you have completed your White Star assessment and wish to continue your Roller Derby journey, participation fees are $100 per month.
- 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
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 session
- $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
The team merged with the Geelong Roller Derby League, Gippsland Range Roller Derby to form The Valley Cats
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