Western Sydney Rollers are apex jumping into the first round of their Home Season on Saturday 13 April, 2019, at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre.
There will be a roller derby action for the whole family with two games on the day. The first will feature two men’s teams going head-to-head; with superb “old school cool” action with a Grease-themed, mixed bout, for the second game of the day.
An electric roller derby atmosphere, amazing bout-fits, cake stall, Western Sydney Rollers’ merchandise and a fun after party will give you plenty of reasons to leave the house on a Saturday!
3.00pm – Doors Open
3.30pm – Derby 101 Demo (Learn about Derby)
3.35pm – Game 1 – Newcastle Men’s Derby vs. Sydney City SMASH Men’s Derby
5.40pm – Game 2 – Mixed Game: PINK LADIES vs T-BIRDS
7.30pm – After party – Join your favourite skaters for a hearty pub meal after the game at The Colonial Hotel, 156 Victoria St, Werrington. The Colonial Hotel is a proud supporter of Western Sydney Rollers.
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.
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.
Q. What’s green, whips up a mean cake and takes to Penrith’s High Street on wheels?
A. Your favourite WSR derby guys and gals in the Penrith CBD Festival of the Green!
Skaters and bakers recently took to High Street as part of the annual street parade. Dressed all in green, representing a big, green derby machine, skaters of all ages and abilities represented the league on a scorching hot day.
Staying cool in spite of the conditions, WSR proved that they were talented on skates AND in the kitchen, selling a delicious array of baked goods. Skating and cupcakes? What’s not to love?! Make sure that you roll along to our next bout to catch all things sugar and skates.