Here we are in a new year, with roller derby season-opening bouts happening all over the country in the next month. You can be part of the action on the track and here’s your chance…
South Island Sirens are recruiting again for more friends to train and play with. Starting with an Open Day on Tuesday 3 February at 6pm at Woody’s Skate & Play. Meet the Sirens, get answers to your questions, have a roll on the track and discuss what the Sirens might be able to offer you. Our next Fresh Meat intake then commences the following Tuesday 10 February for 12 weeks. No skating experience is required – most of us hadn’t put skates on since we were 10. We will teach you to skate then you can take it to the track for some ‘hit and miss’ action.
If you would like to attend the Open Day, join Fresh Meat or want further information about what the heck roller derby is, find us on Facebook, check out our Facebook Event page, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Island Sirens welcomes both women and men to the league, and there are many more aspects to roller derby than just the skaters, including Non Skating Officials (NSOs), Referees, Bench Managers, Bout Co-ordinators and lots more. Bouts can’t happen without these important roles covered. We hope to meet you soon!
On Friday 12th December, the South Island Sirens ran a Christmas-themed open scrimmage. This was to allow new, more experienced and returning skaters the chance to get a bout-like scrimmage in before the end of 2014, as well as covering supporting roles in reffing and NSOing by other league members, to make the event possible.
Our very own Get Smut #66 watched on as the scrimmage unfolded…
“There were no sideline distractions and the primary focus was 100% on the game and the players. Stress levels appeared minimal and I think that was reflected on the way the game played out. In my opinion the low pressure atmosphere allowed the freshies to concentrate fully on the game and enabled them to perform to their maximum. I was extremely impressed at their proficiency and competence. This made it a very enjoyable bout to watch. I hope the freshies realise how truly awesome they played. I loved every minute!! Bring on the next one!!!!”
Final scores were Red 73 to Green 120. The Green team held a strong lead in the first half, sporting a half time score of 87 to Red’s 21. The second half saw the Red team’s blocking improve to limit the points the Green team could score. Red team’s jammers were able to find their way through the the Green team’s defense.
Honorable mentions go to Freshie Snatch Adams #4, for a great job jamming for Team Red. All of our first-timers did a brilliant job, including Snatch Adams #4, Cleo Fracture #17, Lou Schutz #22, #Hyphen #98, Melicious #117, Psycho Sapphire #133, Gnarly Quinn #666 and Gunzilla #8008. We also welcomed back Leila Black #24, Miss Disgrace #30 and Tequila Blocking Bird #182.
Marc Bester Photography shot the event and you can see Marc’s full album here. Thanks for some stellar shots, Marc!
If you missed out this time, fear not, we are bound to offer more wine in 2015. Email us if you’d like to be notified next time we run the wine drive at email@example.com. We hope you are enjoying your silly season!
We invite you to [responsibly] enjoy a tipple this festive season and simultaneously help the skater owned and operated South Island Sirens finance travel for away-from-home bouts in 2015! Purchase a variety of quality wines specially labelled and named after some of your favourite South Island Sirens Roller Derby League skaters.
Simply contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent the Order Form. Don’t delay – orders close Sunday 30 November 2014. Your wine will be available approximately 2-3 weeks from the closing date…just in time to enjoy over Christmas and New Year!
This season’s wines include 2011 Bootie Vicious Sparkling (Brut Reserve), 2013 Karma Suture Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Glasgow Kiss Riesling (McClaren Vale), 2013 Smacques Cousteau Shiraz, 2013 MissFireBug Cabernet Merlot, Toots von Tiki Tawny Port, ‘Pack is Here’ Mixed Dozen and ‘Split Pack’ Half Mixed Dozen.
We’re bursting to share our league with you, and we thank you for your patience – watch this space because a healthy new website is being born as we speak.
In the meantime, please enjoy some of the treasures below we have dusted off from the South Island Sirens’ early days….
Missed seeing us play in last week’s Southern Slaughter?
A special congrats to our skaters who made their debut on the night!
She-do Voodoo #66
Ravin’ Miss Behavin’ #601
Smokey G-Force #57
Cinco de Mayhem #505
Mrs Robinson #9
Rippa Rita #54
Arctic Fox #0°
Here is a bit of a recap on how it all went down. Thanks once again to Greg Mayne for his great work on the videos!
Bout 1 – Hell’s Belles (SIS) vs Deadly Nightslays (CCR)
Deadly Nightslays 158 def Hell’s Belles 70
Bout 2 – Maul Teasers (SIS) vs Femmes Brutale (CCR)
Maul Teasers 207 def Femmes Brutale 99
South Island Sirens are recruiting!
Come join us Monday 5 March, 6pm upstairs at the New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst St.
We will be hosting an Information Night for prospective members, with our 12 week Fresh Meat program beginning early May. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Hobart’s Premier Roller Derby League! Skaters (18+), Referees, Associates (NSOs) and Supporters welcome!
Here is a little taster on what the Sirens and our awesome sport is all about….
Thanks go out to Grey Mayne for putting together our amazing video!
The South Island Sirens are Hobart’s Premier Roller Derby League, based in Tasmania, Australia.
We believe in our sport and in our league, acting at all times with integrity and respect. We train hard and provide a high level of individual attention to all of our members, leading to efficient training, the creation of tight knit teams, and mastery of the sport. We value respect and communication, and are proud to have an inclusive and supportive league.
Come roll with us!
Video courtesy of Greg Mayne, music by Gossip – buy their song “Standing in the Way of Control” now on iTunes!
Bout 1 Results: Jam Tarts 79 Infectious 76
Bout 2 Results: SWS Rollers 138 South Island Sirens 123
After party x3: The South Island Sirens won all three by a substantial margin
The South Island Sirens wish to thank all our league members, SWS Rollers, Zebra’s Without Borders, Van Diemen Rollers, the Skate Salvage gals, Belles Whiskey A-Go-Go, the sensational Sin & Tonics and all our friends, family and fans that came to see & support our first public bout. Congrats to SWS and the Jam Tarts who won their respective bouts and high 5’s to the Sirens and Infectious who worked their hotpants off creating stiff competition and provided the crowd with endless thrills and spills.