Some learner skaters eventually go on to the big time with Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby.
Some learner skaters eventually go on to the big time with Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby.

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.



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