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

  • 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

20 August – Rogue Scholars vs WIRD Steel City Derby Dolls

Tuesday 16 August 2016|0 Comments

Varsity Derby League's Rogue Scholars are going to heat up your winter when they take on the Steel City Derby Dolls from Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby! There's nothing like seeing roller derby live - real

  • 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!

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