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SUPERHEROES SKATE – HAUL STARS AT HOME IN AUGUST!

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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

EVENT DETAILS:

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/

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EPIC BOUT UNVEILS HAUL STARS AT HOME

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For the first time at home, see Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby‘s incredible HAUL STARS team go into battle!

The shiny new co-ed team will take on North Queensland’s Muff N Men, in an epic display of how rough and tough roller derby can be!

It’s one HUGE derby bout, plus music, a licensed bar for 18+, hot food and market stalls!

It’s all going down on SATURDAY, MARCH 21 – witness roller derby like never before!

Doors open 5.30pm
Bout starts 6.15pm

And for a derby-loving one-off, ALL TICKETS ARE JUST $5!! It’s the cheapest you’ll see derby anywhere in Queensland – so cash in on the love and see the Gladdy kids in action!

Limited seating available, please bring a cushion or blanket for trackside seating (18+ only).

CASH EVENT, no ATMs available!

This is a family event – ALL AGES WELCOME!

Buy tickets at Gladstone PCYC or on the door – arrive early to avoid queues!

 

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Valentines Slay! and GPRD’s first Co-ed Bout.

GPRD’s brand new co-ed team is travelling to Toowoomba this Valentines day in a season opening bout!

check out the event page on Facebook for more details here.

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Junior Roller Derby

Exciting news… Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby is getting SMALLER!

That is, some of our skaters will be – when we start our JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY in 2015!!

If you’ve got a mini-Menace or diminutive-Dunc in your life, bring them along to our NOVEMBER MAIM bout on November 8, and get them inspired to play this fun, fierce and frenetic team sport! Girls and boys welcome, skating experience not necessary, trial skates available, first training on January 30.

And of course, NOVEMBER MAIM tickets ON SALE NOW!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1483208725275663/

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More information can be found under the ‘Ábout GRD’ tab

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Next bout – NOVEMBER MAIM!

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They’ve had a big year of battles at home and away, now Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby‘s hard-hitting Hustlers are back at Gladstone PCYC for the final stand for 2014!

In a stadium spectacular showdown, see the Gladstone girls who put the ROCK in Happy Rock, take on United Brisbane Roller Derby, in NOVEMBER MAIM!

Witness our rockin’ girls smashing like guitars, thrashing like a mosh pit, and throwing hits like TVs out the hotel window.

It’s one HUGE derby bout, plus a live band, cheerleaders, a licensed bar for 18+, hot food, a bake sale and market stalls!

It’s all going down on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 – rock on down and we’ll MAIM YOU THERE!

Doors open – 5:30pm
Wheels down – 6.30pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Head here to beat the queues: http://novembermaim.brownpapertickets.com/

Pre-purchase from Gladstone PCYC, or at the door. Limited seating availble, please bring a cushion or blanket for trackside seating (18+ only). Licensed bar and food available but please note that it is a cash-only event, NO EFTPOS.

This is a family event – ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

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Fresh Meat Classes

Interested in skating for fun, fitness or roller derby? Then what better way to start than by putting on some skates and coming along to a GPRD Freshie training session!

Here at GPRD, we offer Learn to skate training sessions (AKA Grey Level Training) for all skaters over the age of 16. We encourage everyone to get involved, even if you’re an absolute beginner! The sessions are aimed at providing a fun, learning environment where we will teach you both basic and advanced skating skills.

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Our coach’ KK Ruff’n’Stuff ‘ will focus on

  • Skating technique and skills including stops, falls, jumps, proper skating technique (cross-over and form).
  • Various drills aimed to improve control, speed, agility, balance and confidence

What do I need to bring to a Grey Level training session?: Comfortable clothes, a water bottle, quad skates and/or protective skating gear if you have them (not essential) and a ‘Can-Do’ attitude.

What are the benefits?

Whether you are looking at improving your fitness, hoping to become a GPRD bouting skater or simply wanting to try a fun new sport, the Grey Level session has something in it for everyone.

The league currently holds intake days sporadically throughout the year although you are encouraged to turn up to a fresh meat training session at any time.

Once our coaches feel that you are comfortable on skates and can confidently complete the skating skills and drills, we will invite you to attend our ‘Pink Level Training’ session.

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Our Coaches ‘Duncan Manutz’ and ‘Blackout Menace’ will focus on

  • General fitness: cardio endurance, strength and stretching.
  • Rules and tactics: rules and game play basics.
  • Balance and confidence when skating close to others. This may include pace lines, pair-work and      pack-work.
  • Blocking and Jamming skills and Strategy knowledge.

What do I need to bring to a Pink Level training session?: Quad skates, helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads, mouth guard and a determination to improve.

Get involved now!

So this sounds like something you might be interested in? Come along and join in the fun!

Our Program is structured:

  • Grey Level – Learn to Skate / Skate for Fitness
  • Pink Level – Derby focused

Come along at the following times:

  • Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 2:15pm

The cost is $9 for non PCYC members and $7 for PCYC members per session which includes use of the rental skates.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest, please email gladstonerollerderby@hotmail.com. The Fresh Meat Coaching staff will provide you with all the details to get you started.

See you on the track!

 

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TICKETS MOVING FAST FOR MAD MAD BOUT

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For our undefeated-at-home Hustlers, there’s no place like Gladstone PCYC – but will it still be a winning Wonderland when they take on Paradise City’s Lightning?

Head down the rabbit hole at MALICE IN WONDERLAND, and you’ll find out – with plenty of rough and tumble along the way!

The Hustlers are ready to battle on Saturday, June 28 – and they want their fans with them in the fray!

Doors open – 4:30pm

Bout 1 – 5:00pm Yeppoon Roller Derby vs Rocky Roller Derby

Bout 2 – 7:00pm Gladstone’s Hustlers vs Paradise City

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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Limited seating availble, please bring a cushion or blanket for trackside seating (18+ only).

Licensed bar and food available but please note that there will be NO EFTPOS.

This is a family event – ALL AGES WELCOME!

Roller Derby June 28

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MAY SEES HUSTLERS WIN BIG AT HOME, ON ROAD

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Back on the May 17, the Hustlers took on The Bay Roller (TBR) from Byron Bay.  The bout against TBR was a replay of the first round bout we played against each other at last year’s Tropicarnage Cup held in Morayfield.  The Hustlers came away with the victory winning 165 – 159, in a bout that went down to the last jam.  From that bout the Hustlers felt as though they’d found a team they could compete well with and learn from each time they met, so it was decided that a rematch had to be held  After a 60 minutes of back and forth between the two sides, once again the Hustlers came away 125 – 100 victors. 

The bout against the Bay Rollers proved to be a massive test for the Hustlers due to only having 10 players to choose from due to injuries, honeymoons and other family commitments.  The Hustlers players knew they would need to step up fitness wise if they were to beat the Bay Rollers.  Things only got worse when Blackout Menace got injured in the warm up and although she attempted to skate it out, she was only able to do so for 15 minutes of the first half before succumbing to the injury and pulling out of the remaining 45 minutes of the bout.

This meant that the entire team had to go above and beyond their personal fitness barriers and skate 2, 3, 4 and sometimes 5 jams in a row. Duncan Manutz and eventual Jammer MVP Slay’er Swift had to skate alternate jams for the remainder of the bout, which for those who jam regularly know it can really take the wind out of you.  Special mention must also go to Hustlers Blocking MVP Zerky who sustained an ankle injury early on in the piece to lead the blocking contingent to the overall victory after coming back from being one point down at half time (75 – 74).  What proved to be the edge for the Hustlers was their discipline on the track, with very few penalties called against them.

The night was also memorable for another reason as it meant the return for one night only of Tan Wilkinson, better known as Bustan Bawls to Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby league members.  Busty as she is affectionately called has been in Brisbane with her daughter Abi who was severely injured in a crash that occurred at the beginning on April.  Since then Hustlers captain Kittie Miaow has been leading the charge to raise funds to assist Busty and her family.  During half time of the main bout Busty was presented with a cheque for a whopping $17,500 – and so much love from Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby!

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The winning form continued for the Hustlers on May 31, when the team showed fearsome form tackling a very different kind of challenge. The Hustlers travelled to Airlie Beach on May 31, to take on the Muff’n’Men, a mixed team based in northern Queensland.

While Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby league has a few blokes in its ranks, the all-female Hustlers team had never previously faced off against men in a full-contact bout.  The Hustlers showed strong defence from the first whistle, racing to a 99-9 point lead within the first ten minutes. Jammer Lauren “Slayer Swift” Fournier dominated on the scoreboard – her 108-point haul saw her take out MVP. And Kristel “Zerky” Moseling wasn’t giving the guys a break, with solid defence all game.

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Hustlers took the bout with a whopping 324 to 99.

Photos credit: John Todd

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Malice in Wonderland

Can the Gladstone ‘Hustlers’ keep a cool head against Paradise City’s strong team the ‘Lightning’?

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Come along on June 28th to check out the double header action, you can check out all the details on our Facebook event page by clicking HERE!

Tickets on sale NOW via BrownPaperTickets, click HERE to snap ’em up!

 

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Can Hustlers add another win to perfect home record?

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Did you know Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby’s Hustlers have never lost a bout at home?

You better believe it – and that incredible record is a great reason to head to Gladstone PCYC on Saturday, May 17, to see the home-town heartbreakers line up against The Bay Rollers in a huge derby double-header of devastating proportion!

The Hustlers’ first-ever home bout, against BCR’s Dark Horses in 2011, got more than 1000 people through the door – definitely the league’s biggest ever.

But with a big season underway for the hard-hitting Hustlers, May could be set to top that record – in the past three years, Gladdy’s come to know and love roller derby. And a cheap bar on the night helps, too!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE! Get them now, and save queues to buy on the night.

Witness history in the making as the Hustlers defend their home-town record – and help the girls feel like the home-town heroes they are!

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Let us know you’re coming! Like us on Facebook, and head to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/236052109931804/