Boasting 25 years combined coaching experience, South Sea Roller Derby (SSRD) provides the foundation required by skaters to develop and excel in this fast-paced, exciting, full-contact sport.
We are an inclusive league, welcoming people from all walks of life and members of the SSRD family contribute in many ways beyond the track boundaries, on and off skates. We could not exist without the help of our Non-Skating Officials (NSO’s), Referees (affectionately known as The Zea Monsters) and our highly valued Volunteers. The kids even get in on the action, with the introduction of the Junior Derby program for kids aged 8-17.
We’re a well-established league that offers split level training programmes. This means that you train with skaters who are at your level, creating a safe and fun environment for all. All skaters begin as Freshmeat, where they learn the basics (like stopping and falling) and move up to higher levels at their own pace. Game-play is modified at each level to ensure skaters are introduced to varying degrees of contact, only when they’re ready.
You can take your time, meandering through the levels or you could decide that derby domination is your goal. Train your heart out and move up the levels in the shortest time possible, resulting in a coveted spot on one of SSRD’s incredibly fierce travel teams: Sirens (A Team) and Banshees (B Team).
SSRD offers a very reasonable monthly fee structure, giving you full access to split-level training at least twice per week AND regular specialist sessions. We also understand that life can get busy and not everyone can commit to multiple training sessions per week. This is why we offer a casual training scheme which allows you to attend training when life allows without the worry of meeting attendance requirements.
If you want to have fun, get fit, make friends and be fierce, then SSRD is for you.
SSRD is a non-profit community sporting organisation, founded in 2009 by former Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL) member, Misty Meaner. Proudly 100% member owned and operated, we promote team work and a healthy, positive image of women in sport. Fostering a tight-knit and supportive network of members, we also supply an outlet for their boundless creativity.
We’ve come a long way since travelling to Geelong for very our first scrimmage in 2009, traveling regionally and interstate on a regular basis.
Our first bout – Bout for Blood – was held in August 2010 in front of an audience of over 1000 spectators.
The Sirens (A team) was born in late 2010 with the introduction of The Banshees (B Team) in 2012.
In February 2013 the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) selected SSRD for its Apprentice Program. In July 2014, SSRD was awarded full WFTDA member status (WFTDA Welcomes 16 New Member Leagues).
2018 is JAM-PACKED for our Sirens and Banshees! With Sirens securing a coveted place in The Great Southern Slam (the largest Roller Derby tournament in the Southern Hemisphere) in June, they have a lot of local games in the pipeline during the build-up. Banshees are equally as pumped to be accepted into Statewide Stampede and look forward to facing some very fierce competition throughout the year.