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Join Us at SSRD

Want to skate?

Interested in getting out on the track yourself in team colours or referee stripes?

Freshie training, for aspiring derby players and refs is offered twice a week. We hold regular 'Intro to Derby' intakes throughout the year. Contact us or visit our facebook events page to find out all the details!

UPCOMING Intro To Derby INTAKE DATES

Sunday July 21 2019

Sunday Sept 1 2019

Sunday Oct 20 2019

Some good things to know

  • Freshie training is an INTRODUCTION TO DERBY & is for skaters with no derby experience. Ideally you will be able to propel yourself around the rink without holding onto the rail but previous experience is not necessary.
  • Freshie training is 7pm-9pm Thursdays and 5pm-7pm Sundays at Sk8house in Carrum Downs.
  • The Intro Freshie programme costs just $90 for 6 weeks training, with 2 sessions per week. That's only $7.50 per session. This INCLUDES mandatory Skate Victoria membership (valid until Jan 2020).
  • Sign me up!

    Places in our 'Intro to Derby' programme are strictly limited. Visit Trybooking and search “South Sea Roller Derby” to secure your spot! Alternatively email your interest to signmeup@southsearollerderby.com and we will send you all the details. Use the same email address to ask any questions you have in the meantime – we are fun, friendly and supportive and love answering!

    Can I try before I buy?

    We’re okay if you’re not sure that derby is for you... yet! We invite you to come along and try the first Intro session for only $15! Sign the waiver, enjoy 2 hours of sweaty skating goodness and then decide whether you’d like to continue with the Intro programme (although we’re sure you’ll fall in love with life on eight wheels like we have!) We’ll then discount the $15 from the $90 programme cost when you roll on back that second time.

    The Fine Print

    • Rental skates are readily available from the rink.
    • You will need a helmet, mouthguard, elbow pads, wrist guards and knee pads to be allowed on the rink. We have a Freshie Kit full of pre-loved protective gear available on a first come first served basis (approx 10 sets so first in safest dressed), but you will need your own mouthguard as we don't share those: eew!
    • Applications for membership and insurance forms will be available to complete on the day so arrive at least 30 minutes early to fill these out and gear up.
    • When the 6-week intro programme is complete - to carry on training with SSRD, you will convert to a standard membership ($65 p/month for skaters & $10 p/month for refs). This is whether you continue with Freshies or progress to Red Star.

    Don't want to skate?

    Even if you're not keen on being on skates there are other ways to get involved at South Sea Roller Derby. We are always on the lookout for Volunteers, Bench Staff (Benchies) and Non Skating Officials (NSOs) to help out with our bouts and our training.

    Volunteers do all the things that help our bouts run smoothly. From selling merch to greeting fans at the door, volunteers are highly valued members of the league.

    Our Bench Staff are there to keep their team organised and motivated during the games. Bench Managers decide who goes on the track, and Bench Coaches adjust the team's strategy during the bout. If you love sports strategy, have an understanding of gameplay and know exactly what the team needs to do to win - then become a benchie!

    NSOs are there trackside to help in the running of the actual game. Roles range from penalty box timing, to scoring and everything in-between. It's the closest you can get to the action without being on wheels!

    If being a vollie, benchie or NSO seems right for you please email signmeup@southsearollerderby.com to express your interest.

    See you at the rink!