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, August 22 features two big bouts, including Gladstone’s new co-ed Haul Stars team, in just their second appearance at home.
A dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Roseberry Community Services, and GRD 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 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 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.
And those waiting to try out eight wheels for themselves, Gladstone Roller Derby is hosting a superheroes-themed roller disco at Gladstone PCYC on Friday, August 14, from 6.30pm-9pm.
All ages welcome, $10 entry includes skate rental, food and drinks available
Superheroes Skate Roller Derby double-header
Saturday, August 22
Gladstone PCYC, Yarroon St, Gladstone
Doors open 4.30pm
Rocky Roller Derby vs Toowoomba City Rollers Range Renegades
Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby Haul Stars vs TCR Quad Squad
PLUS the debut mini-bout for GRD’s Junior Roller Derby skaters!
Booze, food, markets, music, lights and a huge night for Gladstone’s most exciting sport on eight wheels!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT PCYC AND ON THE DOOR
Adults $15/ u12s $5/u5 free
Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751958231697736/