Rollers get off to a slammin' start

IT'S shaping up to be a big year of slams, scrapes and bruises for proponents of Bundaberg's newest sport - roller derby.

Bundaberg City Rollers will hold its first training session for the season this Sunday afternoon at its new headquarters at the YMCA on Quinn Street.

Secretary Donna Bowman said the association was now on the lookout for fresh blood in both its senior and junior divisions.

"It's a great sport to be a part of," she said.

"Roller derby is great for fitness and offers a great cardiovascular workout. What's more, it's a lot of fun and it's something a bit different."

Bowman said the association was eager to get more junior members on board so it could establish a junior bouting team.

"So far we've got four who are coming along to training regularly so it would be great if we could get a few more," she said.

The association now has a nationally accredited coach and several senior players with experience in metropolitan competitions.

Bowman said Bundaberg City Rollers offered a good social atmosphere with great camaraderie.

"The girls get on really well together and have a lot of fun," she said.

Bowman said 2012 was shaping as a big year for the Bundaberg City Rollers.

"There are a lot of eager members keen to get back into training," she said.

"We're looking to build on progress we made last year and really get into it."

The Bundaberg City Rollers will hold a sign-on day for prospective members on Sunday, January 29.



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