Locals skate up a storm in fresh meat program
THE Airlie Beach Trashbags fresh meat program kicked off last Friday night with six new local skaters taking part for the first time.
Airlie Beach Trashbags president Christina "Storm Surge" Unterwurzacher was very impressed with the new recruits.
"They all got off to a great start and picked up many basic skills really easily which was a great achievement for their first training session," she said.
"All new skaters will be assessed over the 14 week fresh meat program and those who are ready will be asked to join the team and participate in their first roller derby match."
Fresh meat coach Alyssa "Jessica Rammit" Cutuli will be taking new fresh meat skaters through the basics of skating as well as the rules of roller derby and previous skating experience is not a requirement.
As a new sporting league in a remote area, the Airlie Beach Trashbags always welcome new and experienced skaters to their team as well as guest coaches or trainers wanting to share their skills.
Those interested in the sport of roller derby are welcome to come as a spectator or borrow skates and safety gear to have a go.
Roller derby is a fun, fast, intense and athletic sport that is enjoyed by strong, fierce women in the Whitsundays.
There are also many volunteer roles available from manning the penalty box and recording penalties to managing the scoreboard software.
The Airlie Beach Trashbags are currently training in preparation of their next home clash at the Whitsunday PCYC on April 26, and spectators are encouraged to attend.
The roller derby fresh meat information night was on March 4, and training is held at Whitsunday PCYC every Friday night from 6-9pm.
General enquiries can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or the team's Facebook page.