Superheroes on skates help Roseberry Services
THEY'RE used to doing battle on the track but now Gladstone Roller Derby is also fighting for the region's young people, raising funds for Roseberry Community Services at their next home bout.
The Superheroes Skate event on Saturday features two big bouts, including Gladstone's new co-ed Haul Stars team in their second appearance at home.
A dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Roseberry Community Services, and roller derby executive "Ale Mary" Bolling said the partnership was a great fit.
"We're a volunteer group and we're really passionate about our sport - but we're really proud we can help Gladstone's community stay vibrant and diverse," Ale Mary said.
"Sponsoring Roseberry Community Services, we're hoping to show the young people involved, as well as our crowd, just how much fun you can have being part of a team and of a grassroots sport.
"And hopefully we'll inspire a few more people to get on skates, too!"
GRD will donate a dollar from every ticket sold to Roseberry Community Services, a not-for-profit group supporting young people and families experiencing difficulties in the Gladstone region.
Roller derby is a high-adrenalin, full-contact roller skating sport, with two teams competing to score points by passing opponents - but not if the opponents can knock them over first.
The sport has been growing in Gladstone since 2010, and now has more than 100 female and male members across junior and senior levels.
Gladstone Roller Derby hosted a superheroes- themed roller disco at Gladstone PCYC on Friday.
- Superheroes Skate Roller Derby double-header
- Saturday, August 22
- Gladstone PCYC, Yarroon St, Gladstone
- Doors open 4.30pm
- Rocky Roller Derby v Toowoomba City Rollers Range Renegades
- Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby Haul Stars v TCR Quad Squad
- Plus the debut mini-bout for GRD's Junior Roller Derby skaters!
- Tickets available now at the PCYC and on the door
- Adults $15/ under-12 $5/under-5 free