Home Season Round 1 – Team Announcements

The premier Roller Derby League of Western Sydney ready for the start of the Home Season and excited to announce the derby players in all 4 teams for Round!

The two games being played during the first game of the Home season will have a bit of Roller Derby for everyone with 2 superb games; two astounding men’s teams bouting it out, and superb “old school cool” action with a Grease themed mixed bout for the second game of the day.

Game times:

3:35pm – Game 1 – Men’s Game: Newcastle Men’s Derby vs. Sydney City SMASH Derby
5:40pm – Game 2 – Mixed Game: Pink Ladies vs T-Birds


Newcastle Men of Steel Men’s Roller Derby Team Members:

Number   Derby Name

1214            ShoniQua
2000            Judge Shredd
321               Tick Tick Boom
50                 DomestiKT
67                 Kai Ken
789               Moxie Monoxide
99                Sparkles
90                Prince Harming

Bench Managers:
Borgy
Kali Entay

Sydney City SMASH Roller Derby Team Members:

Number   Derby Name

11                Ash Page
13                Axle Rolls
18                Ikki
375              Incredible Bulk
5                  Regan
6                  Mr Bump
77                Rebel Bass
8                  Tomahawk
88                Knucklez

Bench Managers:
Commando Roll
Biffy Miffy
Warragamba Damsel


Pink Ladies Team Members:

Number   Derby Name

006              Slayer
01                Wrecklis
11                Natty Long Legs
120              Bee Sting
155              Kiss my Hyde
2591            Slip-Scream
29                Ziggy Starbuster
33                Støic Skeggøx
44                Newton’s Nightmare
46                Punky Bruise-ya
5                  Pixiematosis
555              HMAS Barge
6                  Melchine Gun

Bench Managers:
Sneaky Stackhouse
BuzzKill

T-Bird Team Members:

Number   Derby Name

0                  Dodge
05                ElleMental
111              Glam Kracker
12                Peppermint Snaps
120              PureNRG
13                Bunny killer
22                Nail ‘Er Swift
355              Elki
41                Kitty SlamHer
46                Crash Test Dolly
546              Nat Outta Hell
69                Dev Elish Desire
88                Caustic Collison

Bench Managers:
Bad Samaritan
Down Unda Thunda


The first of three rounds will be hosted at our home ground, Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre on Saturday 13th April 2019.

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The Boutlaws put their best skate forward in 5×5 Championship

A fresh Boutlaws team took to the track on Saturday 23 March for the first round of NSW’s premier roller derby contest, the 5×5 Championship.

Hosted by Outcast Roller Derby (OCD) at the PCYC in Bateau Bay on the NSW Central Coast, Western Sydney Rollers’ (WSR) representative team, The Boutlaws, sidled into town to take on OCD in the Battlegrounds competition.

The Boutlaws’ freshly announced team had a short preparation for the start of the season and experienced the loss of a team member before the game even got going. Footwork specialist, Natty Long Legs was scheduled to play, but was unable to take to the track due to illness.  The Boutlaws put on their big girl derby panties, and rolled on to display their skills on the track.

In the first jam had long time Boutlaws player ‘Newton’s Nightmare’ threw caution to the wind and put on the Jammer star, kicking the bout off with the “maximum effort” attitude that is synonymous with The Boutlaws.

We spoke with trainer and veteran player ‘Houso (aka Sneaky Stackhouse)’ after the bout; “This is a new Boutlaws team. We have some experienced players combining with fresh Boutlaws. This bout highlighted the area we need to work on as a group to strengthen our defensive lines and grow our Jammer skills.”

The combined power of ‘BuzzKill’ and ‘Bad Samaritan’ took on the job of Bench Managers; “The Boutlaws is a dynamic team that feels like extended family. Like all families we can always find areas to improve and from this bout we will look at tightening up our communication style.”

Round 1 did not work in favour of the Boutlaws with the final score WSR 95 vs OCD 170.

Congratulations to the Boutlaws and OCD’s Most Valuable Players (MVP):

  • MVP Blocker WSR – ‘Caustic Collision’
  • MVP Jammer WSR – ‘Crash Test Dolly’
  • MVP Blocker OCD – ‘Gnarly Quinn’
  • MVP Jammer OCD – ‘Desley Snipe’

Thank you to OCD for hosting the spectacular first round of the 5×5 Championship for all of the teams involved.

The next round in the 5×5 Championship for the Boutlaws is on 22 June at Hawkesbury Indoor Sports Stadium, hosted by Northern Beaches Roller Girls.

Thank you to all the supporters, sponsors and fans for being a part of the Boutlaws and Western Sydney Rollers. Connect with us on facebookInstagram and YouTube to keep in touch!

     

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

 

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!

Happy Mardi Gras weekend

Sydney is currently celebrating its 40th Mardi Gras. With gay marriage recently legalised in Australia (cue loud cheering); we’d like to say that if there’s one thing that Western Sydney Rollers (WSR) prides itself on (family friendly fun, good sportsmanship, etc aside), it’s the fact that we’re inclusive!

No matter what team you play for, you can play for us!

To everyone celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time!

 

Bombshells crowned Intra-League champions

Spectators rolled up to Cambridge Park last Saturday for a Derby in Wonderland grand final showdown between the B-52 Bombshells and the Blackheart Brawlers.

First up in the line up, some fierce and feisty under 18’s took to the track for a junior derby mini bout. The audience may have been lulled into thinking that the pint-sized action would be easy going but they were soon proven wrong! The Cheshire Cats took victory from The Mad Hatters, 179 to 69.

   

The mini bout fun continued with the Riot Squad battling visiting team, The Empire. The intra-league team fought hard but chaos was the order of the night – The Empire claimed the win, 171 to 65.

   

Then, the highlight of the night when last year’s rival grand final teams faced off again. It was a fast-paced, action filled game but the Bombshells were left grinning like; well, a Chesire cat, when they took out the title, 192 to 78.

   

Of course, there was plenty of fun in between too with delicious cakes, doughnuts, chocolates and biscuits on offer – as well as amazing raffle prizes and a spot of duck throwing (rubber, no animals were harmed in the making of this derby spectacular!).

Thanks to everyone who came to cheer on their favourite players and teams, and for supporting Western Sydney Rollers. A massive congratulations to our victors and well done to everyone who played, and a warm thanks for our NSOs and refs for their hard work.

Stay tuned for more exciting bout action later in the year!

Psst…Check out more action in the photos on facebook, thanks to B.T. Photography.

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Over $1000 donated to beyondblue in Halloween bouting spooktacular

Friends, family and members of Western Sydney Rollers had a frighteningly good time on Sunday 30 October – enjoying a triple header Halloween bout to raise awareness and donate funds for beyondblue.

The spooktacular event kicked off with the tiny but fearsome juniors – the Tiny Terrors beating the Halloweenies 165 to 110.

A bout with a difference (zombie players aside) followed with a specially modified rules ramping up the excitement for the players and crowd alike. As the carnage on the track unfolded, the crowd got a say in the play.

Gold coin donations could remove favourite players from the penalty bin, players could be sponsored to don fancy dress items over their Halloween garb (ever tried skating in a grass skirt?) and, to really take things up a notch, for $20 you could watch the action in anti-derby direction.

The nail biting bout continued to the final minutes with The Munsters victorious over The Addams Family, 146 to 125.

The final bout saw a return to standard derby rules but threw an extra element in with the WSR boys joining the girls on the track for a co-ed frenzy which saw the Lycans take the final win for the night from the Vampires, 167-56.

Other activities throughout the night included some fierce competition in the fancy dress stakes – including the world’s cutest Pokemon, a raffle and of course, the ever present and delicious bake sale.

A total of $1151 will be donated to beyondblue, an organisation equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health.

3 three million Australians live with depression or anxiety

If you or anyone you know needs support or advice call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au

View photos from the junior derby bout, The Addams Family v The Munsters, and the Lycans v Vampires – massive thanks to Bout Time Imagery!