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 are now recruiting for our juniors team. 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

  • Smackademics - mixed roller derby Canberra - photo by David Mackie

16 July 2016: Smackademics vs The World

Sunday 3 July 2016|0 Comments

Varsity Derby League's Smackademics take on the world in their first home game of 2016. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan City, the Smackademics are ready to show Canberra what makes them a

  • Bobby Smack - skater spotlight

Skater Spotlight – Bobby Smack

Tuesday 24 May 2016|0 Comments

Bobby Smack skates for Capital Carnage and is a top bloke all around. He's also one of the league's trainers. Here he is condensed into a few minutes of video!

  • Roller derby fresh meat Canberra

July 2016 freshie bootcamp announced

Tuesday 24 May 2016|0 Comments

Fresh meat bootcamp is on again! If you're in the Canberra  region this is your chance to have lot of fun. Whether you've never been into sports or you're an athlete looking for a new challenge,

  • Skater Spotlight - Madam Lash

New video! Skater Spotlight – Madam Lash

Monday 9 May 2016|0 Comments

Spend two minutes with Madam Lash, one of our Rogue Scholars who'll be playing Outcast Derby here in Canberra on 21 May. Subtitles available on video. TRANSCRIPT ML: Hi, I’m Madam Lash. I’m

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