A SPORT with a twist is calling for new players.
The Ballarat Roller Derby League is holding an information and skating session for players, referees and non-skating people interested in getting involved in the sport.
Media liaison Adele ‘Del Inquent’ Holland said the new players or ‘fresh meat’ did not need to be fast or graceful because the league’s coaches would teach them all they needed to know.
“It is such fantastic fun and something totally different,” she said.
“I’ve tried my hand at netball, tennis, trampolining, pole vault and diving but roller derby is something totally different. It has been an amazing challenge.”
Holland travels from Horsham on a regular basis to train with the Ballarat league.
“People in Ballarat are lucky to have such a well-established, co-ed competition with access to some very talented skaters and coaches,” she said.
“If you’ve ever thought about it, dreamt about it or talked about it, just come down and give it a try. If possible, try on a pair of skates prior to the day so you’re feeling a bit more confident.”
The requirements to join their beginner program, also known as Fresh Meat, are that participants are older than five, can complete one lap of the track unassisted and have a mouthguard.