Meet The Boutlaws – Western Sydney Rollers’ 2019 travel team

Western Sydney Rollers’ representative roller derby team is called The Boutlaws. The Boutlaws is a travel team that competes in the elite NSW 5×5 Roller Derby Competition.

The Boutlaws train hard so that they can fully enjoy playing in the 5×5 Roller Derby Championship. This year The Boutlaws will compete in the Battlegrounds class of the competition. They also look forward to meeting players from other leagues around the state, socialising at the Championship after party.

It takes time, dedication and expert skating skills to make it onto The Boutlaws. The players, Bench Managers and trainers must work together to achieve success in the mad-house that is roller derby.

Western Sydney Rollers proudly presents The Boutlaws of 2019:

Player name and number

  • ElleMental 05
  • Natty Long Legs 11
  • Bee Sting 120
  • Kiss My Hyde 155
  • Sneaky Stackhouse 21
  • Down Unda Thunda 2412
  • Honey Badger 25
  • Kitty SlamHer 41
  • Newton’s Nightmare 44
  • Crash Test Dolly 46
  • Pixiematosis 5
  • Dev Elish Desire 69
  • Caustic Collission 88
  • Shorley Tremble 713

Bench Managers (Benchies)

  • BuzzKill 636
  • Bad Samaritan 666
  • Shorley Tremble 713

The first game of the 5 x 5 Championship rolls into Bateau Bay on Saturday 23 March, 2019. 

Keep up with the activities of The Boutlaws on our website and follow Western Sydney Rollers on facebook and instagram. The Boutlaws love supporters, so come along and enjoy cheering them on!

Get your ticket today through Eventbrite.

Interested in joining in?

The Boutlaws is a women’s team consisting of bout ready skaters. We are currently recruiting both women and men to play roller derby. Contact newmembers@westernsydneyrollers.com.au

New member intake

Western Sydney Rollers is hosting an information session and new member intake in March, 2019.  

On Friday 15 March 2019, the team from Western Sydney Rollers will be at The Colonial Hotel from 7.30pm to host an information session.

If you’re interested in joining roller derby; as a referee, official (on or off skates), a player or supporter, come along to The Colonial.  Grab a meal and a drink, relax and get to know some of our members while you ask them all the questions abut this great game and how you can add roller derby to your life.

Our newest members will be able to start on Sunday 31 March from 5pm. Freshies will meet at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre (30 Herbert St., Cambridge Park) to start their roller derby Journey.  The first freshie session will start with an orientation and information, followed by an off-skates fitness session and some light introductory skating.

If you have any questions, send an email to newmembers@westernsydneyrollers.com.au

Follow Western Sydney Rollers on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WesternSydneyRollers or Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/westernsydneyrollersofficial

 

 

Join us for open scrim in 2019!!

We’re excited to announce that in 2019, Western Sydney Rollers (WSR) will be hosting a series of open scrimmages.  These scrimmages will be mixed gender and get rolling on Sunday 3 March, 2019 so break out your black and white scrim shirts and register today!

The scrimmages will run on Sunday from 6-8pm at Penrith Regional Sports Centre, 30 Herbert Street, Cambridge Park, NSW 2747.

You can grab a 2019 season pass for $40 per person for a 2019 season pass or pay $5 for a single/individual scrimmage.

To register for playing, complete the form here.

Our Open Scrimmage dates for 2019 are: 

  • 3 March
  • 7 April
  • 5 May
  • 19 May
  • 2 June
  • 28 July
  • 25 August
  • September TBA
  • 13 October
  • 3 November
  • 10 November
  • 17 November

Join our open scrimmage facebook event.

If you have questions, contact us at info@westernsydneyrollers.com.au

 

The Boutlaws are bringing it to 5×5 in 2019!

Western Sydney Rollers’ representative team, The Boutlaws will take on the challenge of the 5×5 Roller Derby Championship in 2019.

The 5×5 Championship has three divisions and is THE representative event for roller derby teams in NSW. The Boutlaws will compete in the Battlegrounds division.

This posse of women is the toughest bunch of gals out west, and they’re aimin’ for some straight shooting and hard jamming as they take on the some of the sharpest posses of skater girls around.

Having competed in the tournament previously, 2018 left The Boutlaws wanting more with a mixture of veteran skaters and shiny fresh faces aiming to take out the Championship. The team will be led by experienced Bench Managing duo, Buzzkill and Bad Samaritan.

Stay tuned for The Boutlaws line-up soon!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Roller derby information session – February, 2019

Skater Kitty SlamHer in a "Shut up and skate" tank top

Have you been watching Whip It? Did you cheer on Australia in the Roller Derby World Cup? If you’d like to experience roller derby from beyond the sidelines and you’re in the Penrith or wider Western Sydney region, Western Sydney Rollers (WSR) is the roller derby league for you!

WSR has a variety of roles for roller derby enthusiasts and newbies to get involved in. Members can be a Freshie Skater, learn to be a skating official, become a player and be a non-skating official.

We welcome everyone – those who can skate and those who who want to learn how to skate; and all genders, sexualities, body types and levels of athleticism. Everyone can find a derby home at WSR – even artistic skaters and speed skaters!

Do you have an interest in the roller derby community and would like to find out more? We’re hosting an information session.

Roll up at 3:30pm on Sunday 10 February, 2019 to Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre (30 Herbert Street, Cambridge Park, NSW 2747). Come along, meet the league members and get involved in roller derby through a fun and inclusive roller derby league.

To ask more questions, send an email to: newmembers@westernsydneyrollers.com.au or post on our Facebook event page.

Learn more about Western Sydney Rollers through our Facebook and Instagram pages

Skater with session info and motivational quote shirt

Skater’s sweet style burns up the track

Jamming and blocking extraordinaire, Natty Longlegs has been weaving her magic on the track since early 2016.

Having seen a poster for Western Sydney Rollers’ intraleague grand final one year, it took Natty a couple of years to pluck up the courage to join – and boy, are we thrilled she did!

Fast forward to 2018 and Natty is burning up the track as part of the Boutlaws, the league’s representative team. It’s proving to be a fantastic year for #11, having attended Camp Skate earlier this year where she got to skate with elite derby coaches. She followed up Camp Skate with an even bigger highlight, playing 5 x 5 with the Boutlaws.

Natty said “It was a little terrifying for my first game back in round two, having broken my ankle in round one in 2017, but we played Maitland and they were a gorgeous team to play against so it was a lot of fun.”

Although she’s not a fan of the travel involved getting to Boutlaws’ games, Natty said the travel is more than outweighed by fun she has playing the games – something she puts down to the team itself.

A massive fan of Lady Trample, Natty’s next derby goal is to perfect the apex jump.

Outside of derby, Natty has a mean green thumb and she’s a cupcake queen – be sure to snap one up at our next game so you can enjoy Natty’s talents on and off the track.

  

 

Disco V Rock – Sunday, 12 August

Will the glitter of disco or hardcore rock reign victorious?

Rock V Disco was a family and friends bout to debut our new skaters in 2013. Were you there? Join us again and see if history will repeat itself or maybe Team Rock will win this time!

Come along to Penrith Sports Stadium in Cambridge Park on Sunday, 12 August. Doors open at 11.30am. Game 1 will kick off at 12.15pm, followed by Game 2 at 2.15pm. Don’t forget to join us for our Chuck-a-Duck game at half time for little and big kids alike.

Join your favourite skaters for a hearty pub meal after the game at The Colonial Hotel, 156 Victoria St, Werrington.

Tickets
Adults: $10
Children (12-17): $5
Children (under 12): Free
Adult season pass: $25 (Season passes cover admission to all three remaining WSR home games hosted at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre at discounted price)

Buy tickets online here. Tickets and season passes are also available at the door on game day.

Learn to skate & play derby

Calling all skaters, non-skating officials, referees and volunteers! No experience is necessary and all genders are welcome.

By popular demand we will be holding a second intake of our Learn to Skate and Play Roller Derby Program. This is your last chance for 2018.

Wanna find out more? Join us at on Friday, 20 July 6:30 – 8:30pm, at the Colonial Hotel.

Meet WSR’s Rookie Liaison!

Meanie Queenie is Western Sydney Rollers’ (WSR) Rookie Liaison. Debuting in the league’s new role in 2018, Meanie (aka Charlie), is on hand to help freshies settle into the league.

Don’t let her name intimidate you, Meanie is a big softy at heart and is well-versed in all things roller derby – especially when it comes to WSR!

Having been involved in roller derby for three years, Meanie became involved in the sport as a way of getting fit and escaping a high pressure workplace environment for a few hours each week. Little did she imagine how much of a difference derby would make to her world!

“My favourite thing about derby is the empowerment and change of perspective,” Meanie says. My original focus was to become skinny; now my goal is to be strong and reliable for my team, and I work hard to achieve those goals.”

“The league and wider derby community have been a big part of forming a healthier perspective.”

How Meanie helps out the newest members of WSR!

“I’m here to help! I’m your personal cheer squad, your support and who you can come to for advice if you have any problems or planning goals. Basically, I’m an objective person, separate from the trainers, that the rookies can come to for anything derby-related.”

Meanie’s tips and advice for new skaters

“Everyone has derby idols –I love Biceptual and Sarge together, when they’re on the same team derby magic happens thanks to Biceptual’s offensive moves and Sarge’s amazing jammer skills! They have been in derby for a long time and have the amazing abilities to match!”

“That said, during your Derby journey you should never compare yourself to others. Everybody’s journey is different and has different bumps, and ups and downs.”

“You can only compare yourself to where you were a week before, the progress you make and the goals you achieve.”

One last word

“I’m really excited to have this role. Don’t be afraid to come up and say ‘hi’ or ask me a question!”

Learn more about fresh meet.

Join WSR!

P.S. We don’t have a photo of Meanie (she’s a bit shy) so you’ll just have to meet her in person!