When I began skating I had Rumpire take me down to the lake and push me because I refused to move. I am proud to say that our new skaters are doing much better than I did and I believe that one day, these new skaters are going to be a force to reckon with.

January 2013 marks the beginning of the Varsity Derby League Fresh Meat intake and we are proud to welcome at least 20 new skaters into our Derby family.


This year also marks a new way of training our fresh meat: all new skaters attend an 8 week Fresh Meat bootcamp held by our trainers before integrating into the regular league training sessions. Our first session of our pilot freshie course saw 19 new skaters come and share their love of derby. The purpose of these sessions is to give new skaters the basic abilities to enhance their skating skills before joining our more advanced training sessions. Joining a league of skilled skaters can be intimidating and we aim to give our new skaters the confidence they need to not only take on roller derby or the league, but we want to give them the confidence to take on the world.

Our fresh meat makes me so proud, I feel like proud mama Sass.

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