Varsity Derby League

Varsity Derby League (VDL) is Canberra’s gender-inclusive roller derby league. Anyone of any gender is welcome to join. We have two women’s teams, the DisHonour Rollers and the Rogue Scholars; a men’s team, Capital Carnage; and a mixed/non-gendered team, the Smackademics. We started out in 2011 as an ANU sports club, which is how we got our name.¬†VDL encourages people of all skill levels to join. Skaters and referees can progress through training at their own pace, there’s no pressure to meet skill standards within a certain timeframe. We aim to make VDL a supportive and fun ‘derby family’ while promoting¬†good sportsmanship, positive body image and diversity.

Latest news

  • Pension Check and Leo Slayer

Skater Spotlight Double Feature: Pension Check and Leo Slayer

Friday 29 January 2016|0 Comments

Bringing you not one, but two skater spotlights: Meet Leo Slayer and Pension Check! Photos by David Mackie/Soul Hunter Photography   Did you play any sports before derby? Leo: Indoor cricket and squash. [...]

  • Roller Derby Canberra Fresh Meat Men Women Mixed Referees

Want to be a derby skater? Or official?

Friday 22 January 2016|2 Comments

We're pleased to announce our first fresh meat intake of 2016! VDL welcomes anyone of any gender, age 18+, any shape, size, background. We are proud of our inclusiveness. You don't even need to know [...]

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