Families, come and have a rocking good time at a Roller Disco this Easter

If you’ve overindulged in chocolate and hot cross buns, or want the kids to burn off some of their sugar-induced energy this Sunday, then head down to the Western Sydney Rollers’ Roller Disco in Emu Plains, from 5 – 7pm.

There will be music, games, raffles and prizes galore on the night – not to mention plenty of skating! Experienced skaters and instructors will be on hand to help anyone new to skates but the aim of the night is fun!

If you do get hungry and your sweet tooth is hankering for more, there will also be a delicious array of baked goodies available – did someone say ‘cake’?

All funds raised will help the Western Sydney Rollers’ travel team, The Boutlaws, to reach their goal of competing in Adelaide in June of this year.

Invited to compete in The Great Southern Slam (TGSS), The Boutlaws will pit their skills against teams from across Australia and New Zealand. TGSS takes places every two years and in 2014 The Boutlaws placed third in division 2.

Event details

What: Western Sydney Rollers’ Roller Disco
When: Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, from 5 – 7pm
Where: Skatel, 120 Russell Street, Emu Plains
Cost: $15 per person or $50 for a family (includes skate hire). Please note, cash only.
Dress: Something easy to skate in, costumes are encouraged.

If you have any questions or would like some photos, please contact us.

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Homophobia? Knot Me: Rainbow Round of Sport

Let’s boot homophobia out of sport for good!

Western Sydney Rollers is proud to support a new initiative to give homophobia in sport the boot for good!

We think the only thing that should matter in sport is how you perform on the track (field, court etc). It’s 2016. No one should feel so intimidated that they hide their sexuality from their friends, fans and teammates. Together with our friends at Pride in Diversity, we are determined to make a difference.

The 2015 international study ‘Out On The Fields’ highlighted just how widespread homophobia is in sport:

  • 46% of participants believed that LGB’s are not accepted in sporting culture (versus 1% that did)
  • 73% of gay men surveyed felt that homophobia is more common in team sports than other parts of society
  • 84% of people who took part said homophobic jokes occur “all the time”, “often” or “sometimes”

We won’t sit on the sidelines while something like homophobia threatens to taint the sporting community – participation is for everyone.

That’s why Western Sydney Rollers is going rainbow and lacing up for the Rainbow Round of Support between Thursday 31 to Monday 4 April, 2016.

We’re proud of the fact that roller derby is an inclusive sport and we’re inviting every sporting player and fan – regardless of your sport of choice -to don rainbow laces and join us in this important initiative – let’s work together to make 2016 the year homophobia ceases to exist in sports!

Join the facebook event.

Our 2015 Highlights

As 2015 drew to a close, and we welcomed in a New Year, Western Sydney Rollers took a moment to recognise the achievements and commitment of our skaters, refs, volunteers and NSOs, and thank everyone for another wonderful year.

The Boutlaws had a great year, bringing together a new team, which ended the year strongly with their performance at the Eastern Region Roller Derby Championships. The team has worked so hard this year, and have improved as skaters and as a team, doing their coaches and their league proud. We look forward to seeing what they can do in 2016!

Intraleague competition

Our Intraleague competition was once again fierce, with three brand new teams vying for the title. The Riot Squad, The B52 Bombshells, and The Blackheart Brawlers, brought the action all year, enjoying friendly competition and camaraderie until the end. The Blackheart Brawlers took the title at the end of the day, but not without a strong fight from the B52 Bombshells, who were hot on their tails. 2016 will be an intense intraleague season, so we recommend you’re trackside for all the action.

Celebrating in style

To round out the year, and celebrate our achievements in style, the members of Wester Sydney Rollers gathered together in December for the Annual Christmas Party and Awards night. Singing, Dancing, and the selfie competition to end all selfie competitions, made for a wonderful evening, full of laughter and happy faces. Members of the league voted for their moved valued players and volunteers, recognising achievement in a number of areas. We would like to congratulate the following skaters on their achievements in 2015.

Team Awards

Riot Squad

  • Most Improved Player – Adelle “Kill Billy” Perry
  • Team Pivot of the Year – Megan “Pixiematosis” Haberley
  • Team Blocker of the Year – Adelle “Kill Billy” Perry
  • Team Jammer of the Year – Natasha “Crash Test Dolly” Platten
  • Best Attendance Record – Tammy “T-Wrecks” Alford

Blackheart Brawlers

  • Most Improved Player – Ashleigh “Bioshockher” Garner
  • Team Pivot of the Year – Alisa “Angel Slayher” Zounis
  • Team Blocker of the Year – Ashleigh “Bioshockher” Garner
  • Team Jammer of the Year – Penny “Dobie Wan Kenobi” Dobie
  • Best Attendance Record – Trish “Kiss My Hyde” Hyde

B52 Bombshells

  • Most Improved Player – Tiny “Opt-to-Miss-Prime” McClean
  • Team Pivot of the Year – Nadine “NERDS” Young
  • Team Blocker of the Year – Debra “D-star-uction” Ellicot
  • Team Jammer of the Year – Gerianne “Miss Glamour Kill” Gonzalez
  • Best Attendance Record – Lou “Lou Scannon” Gadabout

League Awards

Rookie of the Year (1st Group)

  • Winner – Stephanie “Pow Pow” Powney
  • First Runner Up – Brittney “Matchstick” Kelly
  • Second Runner Up – Sophie “Killa Watt” Watt

Rookie of the Year (2nd Group)

  • Winner –  Kelsey “Batty Bruiser” Healey
  • First Runner Up – Jennifer “Silk Siren” Silk
  • Second Runner Up – Joe “Cinderfella” Dillon

Jammer of the Year

  • Winner – Gerianne “Miss Glamour Kill” Gonzalez
  • First Runner Up – Penny “Dobie Wan Kenobi” Dobie
  • Second Runner Up – Lisa “Leese Lightning” Walker

Triple Threat

  • Winner – Lou “Lou Scannon” Gadabout
  • First Runner Up – Megan “Pixiematosis” Haberley
  • Second Runner Up – Debra “D-star-uction” Ellicot

Most Feared Player

  • Winner – Debra “D-star-uction” Ellicot
  • First Runner Up – Ashleigh “Bioshockher” Garner
  • Second Runner Up – Tiny “Opt-to-Miss-Prime” McClean

Team Spirit Award

  • Winner – Megan “Pixiematosis” Haberley
  • First Runner Up – Tammy “T-Wrecks” Alford
  • Second Runner Up – Alisa “Angel Slayher” Zounis

Referee of the Year

  • Winner – Nelson “Deathly Bellows” Cheung
  • First Runner Up – Emma “Major Dil-emma” Young
  • Second Runner Up – Luke “Dash Ketchum” Hills

Volunteer of the Year

  • Winner – Tracie “BuzzKill” Tait
  • First Runner Up – Chantel “Boxy Cleopatra” Kyling
  • Second Runner Up – Raquel “Tinker-belt-her” Lowe

Smelliest Gear Award

  • Winner – Kyle “Rangatello” Bailey
  • First Runner Up – Jerry “Ikki” Taingahue
  • Second Runner Up – Elise “Newton’s Nightmare” Hardiman

Most Penalties

  • Winner – Debra “D-star-uction” Ellicot
  • First Runner Up – Penny “Dobie Wan Kenobi” Dobie

Congratulations to all our award winners and runner ups. From everyone at WSR, we wish you a Happy New Year and a successful 2016.