Roller derby club looks for new recruits to build on success
AFTER a positive 2013 campaign, the Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby club is straight back into building a foundation for future success.
The first date on the mission to stardom for the club is the Freshie Intake day planned for Sunday, January 12.
To be held from 1-2.30pm at the PCYC, the session is to encourage more people to understand the sport, learn skating and have a good time.
"You have to be over 15, any gender, we want males as well," publicity officer Lainey McPhee said.
"You don't even need skates; we can supply them for you. Just bring socks and a water bottle."
Held several times a year, the freshie intake is designed to be a toe-in-the-water opportunity rather than a full-on recruitment drive for players for the competition squad.
"It is only a learn-to-skate to start. It is based on a 12-session skate program, then you can go and try derby," McPhee said.
"We need a few more referees and sideline non-skating officials too."
With varied success over time, the intake days have proven a good place for trying something different, and a few have even fallen for the sport and continued through to full competition play.
The session is $10, or free for anyone who is a member of the PCYC.