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NRDL and NJRD Presents: There's No Place like Home!
It’s been over a year since we have had a roller derby bout in Newcastle so the NRDL & NJRD are bringing it back with not one but TWO bouts!
The incredible Newcastle Junior Roller Derby skaters are up first, followed by a pot luck game featuring our senior players from Newcastle Roller Derby League. It’ll be fast, fierce and full of entertainment! With two bouts for the price of one it’s also the best priced Saturday night you can have in the Hunter!
Doors open 4:30pm, first whistle at 5:00pm
Proudly supported by Roller Derby Heaven Morisset, Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy
- COVID SAFE VENUE: Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms, have been to an identified COVID hotspot or have been around someone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID 19.
- There will be a QR code that you will need to use on entry to ensure we are following all the correct COVID19 protocols.
- Licenced venue, no BYOG.
- Seating is limited so please bring a cushion, blanket or a camping chair to ensure your comfort. Track-side seating, AKA the suicide line is 16+ only.
- Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
What is Roller Derby?
ROLLER DERBY 101
Roller Derby is played on a flat oval track with two teams of five players. A team consists of four blockers and a jammer. The blockers with the stripe on their helmets are called pivots and they control the speed of the pack. The jammer has a star on her helmet and is the point scorer. The team who scores most points at the end of the game is the winner.
The aim of the jammer is to make her way through the pack, scoring points for each opposing team member they pass.
Blockers must try to stop the opposing jammer from getting through, as well as assisting their jammer through the pack.
Players receive penalties by committing fouls such as using hands or elbows for blocking. These sorts of naughties send a skater to the penalty box for thirty seconds. Teams with skaters in the penalty box skate with less players on the track, thus are at a disadvantage. After seven visits to the box, skaters are ejected from the game.