November 24, 2014

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

So you've got questions, maybe you're a derby virgin (how exciting!) or maybe you just want some info about our bouting venue (also exciting!). Well, you're in the right place. And if you don't find an answer below just send us an email.

What is roller derby?

Roller derby is a full contact sport, played on roller skates. Each game of roller derby, called a “bout”, is played between two teams, each fielding five players at a time on the track. Each lineup is made up of four blockers, including a pivot, and one jammer. The pivot is identified by the striped helmet cover, and the jammer is recognised by the helmet cover with a star on either side. Each game runs for 60 minutes, made up of two, 30 minute halves that are further broken down into 2 minute jams.

Sounds awesome! Where can I get tickets to bouts?

Tickets can be purchased here through Oztix.

Can I bring my kids to a bout?

Of course! Derby is a really fun, family-friendly event. Our bouts at the Adelaide Showgrounds even have space for your littl'uns to tear around on their scooters/skateboards/skates too, which makes halftime extra fun for them 🙂

Is there food/drinks available at the bouts?

Yes! The food that is available differs from bout to bout to keep things interesting, but we always have something available so that you can grab a feed and something to whet your whistle while you watch all the action!

Do I need to bring something to sit on at the game?

We provide a limited amount of seating in the form of grandstands, however if you wish to sit right besides the action in the danger zone we recommend something to cushion your tush! Alternatively, you may bring a fold down chair to sit behind the red line.

So you want to be a roller girl, referee or non-skating official?

We run an intake once a year. Email adrdfreshies@gmail.com, or keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information!

What does it mean to be a WFTDA member league?

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 422 WFTDA member leagues and 46 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program.