Apr 2014 18

As the 5×5 championship 2013 came to a climactic close at the Grand Final last year in August, it was clear that although the dolls and droids were heading into our yearly break over Christmas and New Year celebrations, this year, there was NOT going to be an offseason. 5×5 2013 proved that the vastly rising roller derby community within the Sydney metropolitan and surrounding areas was growing a network of strong, hard hitting and athletic women who were in it to win it. It was obvious from the high levels of sportsmanship and athleticism shown consistently throughout 2013 that in 2014 the 5×5 championship was going to be bigger, stronger, and faster and will bring in more crowds of new and loyal fans of the sport than any event held before. [..]

Apr 2014 03

Member of the month for March goes to PorFavor!
You may have noticed that Porfy, as we’ve affectionately named her, is an incredibly talented skater. We’re fairly sure she sleeps in skates! Not only does she have amazing blocking and jamming skills that she demonstrates whilst representing S2D2 on The Force, she is all about sharing them to help improve her fellow league mates.

Working hard with our training committee to perfect training plans and schedules, Porfy also makes herself available to share tips and encouragement wherever she can, this makes her an even greater asset! Her dedication to not just S2D2 but roller sports in general is outstanding. Her positivity shines through in everything she does. Role model is an understatement when it comes to this lady, she’s an overachiever and we’re so proud of her!

Photo Credit: Nathan Roberts – Double Time Imagery

Mar 2014 20

South Side are hosting a bootcamp for the derby leagues of  Central NSW – Bathurst, Orange and Oberon as well as leagues from across NSW on April 12. If you’re a skater, junior or official wanting to join the bootcamp email info@southsidederby.com

Join us for the first roller derby bout in Bathurst! The feature length bout with all the bells and whistles will be open to spectators on April 12 with doors open at 6pm. Tickets from www.centralderby.eventbrite.com.au


Mar 2014 14

For all the info on the 5×5 Championship visit www.5x5derby.com
ROUND 1 – March 29 @ Central Coast
Tickets from www.round15x5.eventbrite.com.au


Mar 2014 10

The Rules Change and the NSOs Smile.

Wednesday saw another update to the WFTDA rules set. I naturally see this as an attempt to annoy me as an NSO and refuse to fall for the old line about “Improving Derby”.

In reality, the reasons for the rule change (as explained by “The Roller Derby Dictionary”) go like this:

The eternal rules cycle

I just want to look at the rules change from the NSOs viewpoint, particularly the 30 second penalties and the change to Line-up Tracking. [..]

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