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

  • JOin fresh meat!

All about our beginner boot camp

Thursday 16 March 2017|0 Comments

If you missed out on coming to our information night, or just want a handy reminder of all the info, we've published it here on our website. It's also got information about the skate sessions

  • JOin fresh meat!

Get your skates on – join us!

Saturday 25 February 2017|0 Comments

It's fresh meat time! Your chance to get involved with roller derby. We're looking for anyone of any gender to learn to play or officiate roller derby with us. Any sporting ability or fitness level

29 October 2016: Rogue Scholars and Smackademics vs Light City Sabres double header

Monday 10 October 2016|0 Comments

We are excited to wrap up our home season with a huge double header - Varsity's Rogue Scholars AND Smackademics will play games against Adelaide's Light City Sabres on Saturday 29 October. Come along for

  • VDL - Junior Roller Derby in Canberra

11 September – Junior Roller Derby rego day

Thursday 25 August 2016|0 Comments

Varsity’s next juniors intake is here! Registration and come and try skating day is Sunday 11 September from 12-2 pm. You can sign up for our special juniors boot camp, see some roller derby skills

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