Who we are

Varsity Derby League (VDL) is a flat track roller derby league based in Canberra and has been getting women on wheels since 2011, and men since 2013. VDL was born to bring more Canberrans into the world of roller derby. We welcome everybody, even people who have never skated before. Women and men are welcome to become players or referees. We have men’s, women’s and co-ed teams.

How we roll

We don’t run ‘tryouts’ as such, and encourage people to keep training with us no matter what their skill level or rate of progress is. Varsity Derby League uses a ‘star system’ for assessing skater skills. Skaters are required to pass a star test to progress to the next level, but you can take as long as you need to get to each level. A bit like coloured belts in martial arts!