Derby Fest 2018

Take your Roller Derby to the next level.

Jan 26-28, Gold Coast. Australia.

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Hours On Skates Coaching

Challenge Bouts

Different Classes

Tracks

Expert coaching thats just right for your skill level.

Classes tailored to your level ✓
You decide what your ready for ✓
Challenge bouts to suit every skater ✓
Build your own class itenerary ✓

Expert coaching thats just right for your skill level.

Classes tailored to your level ✓
You decide what your ready for ✓
Challenge bouts to suit every skater ✓
Build your own class itenerary ✓

Games you will remember forever.

Play with your derby idols ✓
Open scrimmage every day ✓
Challenge bouts every night ✓
Team up with friends old and new ✓

More than just roller derby.

Jam and dance skating ✓
Festival activities ✓
Yoga and fitness classes ✓
Off skates seminars ✓

Games you will remember forever.

Play with & against your derby idols ✓
Open scrimmage every day ✓
Challenge bouts every night ✓
Team up with friends old & new ✓

More than just Roller Derby.

Jam & dance skating ✓
Festival activities ✓
Yoga & fitness classes ✓
Off skates seminars ✓

Learn with the best.

Your coaches.

Dani Darko

Victorian Roller Derby, Team Australia

About Dani Darko

Dani Darko started skating in 2010 primarily as a defensive blocker/pivot/jammer for South Sea Roller Derby. In 2015, she transferred to VRDL to further develop her roller derby career. Dani skated for the VRDL All Stars in 2016 & 2017 as a primary offence blocker, helping the team secure the Hydra at the 2017 WFTDA World Championships.

At Derby Fest she’ll be covering offence blocking skills, offence strategies and drills to help you become a confident and versatile player for your team.

Sarah Gaither

Rose City Rollers

About Sarah Gaither

A member of Rose’s Wheels of Justice, Sarah is an integral part of the teams blocking core and has contributed to the teams 2014 Championship silver, and 2015 and ‘16 Championship Hydra wins. She is also proud to be representing Team Brazil in the upcoming World Cup. Sarah’s derby passions center around slow, team oriented derby, keeping a growth mindset, and always finding time for gratitude and fun.

Lady Trample

Victorian Roller Derby League

About Lady Trample

Lady Trample is returning to DerbyFest but this year she’ll be taking to the track to coach her unique jamming skills #sidestanceforever.

First appearing on the derby scene in 2012 debuting with Pirate City Rollers at TGSS, since then she’s been honing her jamming style and adapting to the modern blocking style within this wacky sport. Trample transferred to VRDL and joined the jammer line up competing at Playoffs and Champs with the VRDL All Stars in 2016 and 2017.

Synaptic Kid

The Scartel- BCR/ Wizards of Aus

About Synaptic Kid
Synaptic Kid (SK) has been a member of the Wizards of Aus team since 2014, participating in both the 2014 and 2016 Men’s Roller Derby World Cups.

Synaptic Kid’s main areas of interest are:

  • teaching skaters how to deal with people bigger than them
  • getting that relationship right between jammers & blockers)
  • breaking up strong wall formations (as an individual)
  • adapting to changing environments while blocking
  • pack awareness & reallocation
  • how to be a good pivot (positioning, movement & communication).

Coaching since 2013, and having been exposed to some of the best skaters and coaches in Australia, Synaptic Kid has a range of experience guiding skaters from Rookies through to Travel Team level and helping them achieve their desired outcomes in Derby.

Brickyard

Minnesota RollerGirls

About Brickyard
Brickyard is a jammer for the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars & previously jammed for the Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars.
In 2016, she won a silver medal at playoffs with MNRG and in 2015 she helped ARCH win a bronze medal at playoffs and secure their first trip to the WFTDA International Championships.
 
She has been skating for 6 years and is sponsored by Chaya Skate & Juice Wheels. She has a Masters in Kinesiology and has been coaching a variety of sports for over 10 years. She is so excited to be coaching at Derby Fest 2018!

Anita Riot

Dallas Derby Devils, Team Atom, Team Texas

About Anita

Anita has played and coached Roller Derby for 12 years. She skates for the Dallas Derby Devils’ all-stars, the Army of Darkness and home team the Wrecking Crew, as well as Team Atom and Team Texas. Anita is a long-standing league trainer for Dallas.

Most of the past 12 years she has been a jammer, but she is also in love with blocking, so of course she loves teaching skills for both positions as well as tips specifically for pivots. Being a good team player takes equal amounts of mental strength (perspective, knowledge) and effort (study, practice) — so be prepared for Jedi mind tricks to help you play smarter and loads of repetition for “muscle memory” at Derby Fest!

Zipblok

Philadelphia / Team Bont

About Zipblok

ZipBlok started with the DC Rollergirls in 2012 before heading to Philly to pursue her education and skate with Philly Roller Derby. Although she’s played every position and can be caught in a star jumping an apex or two, her current primary focus is defence and using her teaching experience to coach derby. She is also the owner of theF0LD, specialising in gender-free, sleeveless, roller derby jackets and a member of Team Bont.

At Derby Fest 2018 she will be covering unlearning habits and dismantling derby language that keeps players from being at their personal best, the mechanics and importance of impenetrable, dynamic, devastating, two walls, and eating jammer space alive.

 

Screw Barrymore

VRDL / Team Australia

About Screw Barrymore
My name is Lauren Foote and I skate as Screw Barrymore. I skate with VRDL and also Team Australia. I use she/ her pronouns. I Started skating in 2010 for East Vic Roller Derby as a jammer. In 2013 I moved to the big league and was a bench warmer for a few seasons. I must have made an impression at some stage because this season I captained the team and am proud to say we won the world championship!

I skate as a defensive brace and am a key communicator on the track, both championship winning skills I will be sharing with you. I am a qualified exercise Physiologist which means I understand how roller derby interacts with your body. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping you on your Roller Derby journey at Derby Fest. 

Sausarge Rolls

Wizards of Aus, Bridgetown, VRDL

About Sausarge

Sarge has been on skates for 20+ years and there isn’t much he hasn’t done. From coaching his home league DSDL in Tasmania to playing for Tassie Thunder Down Under, Tasmania Bass Strait Brawlers, Bridgetown Menace, Wizards of Aus or bench coaching and jammer coaching VRDL and Team Australia.

Sarge is non-stop and wants to share the skill sets learnt and developed along the way in both jamming and blocking to help lift derby to the next level. 

Bianca & Bicepsual

VRDL/ Team Australia

About Bianca & Bicepsual

2010 Bianca and Bicepsual met when Bicepsual tore her hamstring and Bianca replaced her in a circus show. They discovered they both love trashy aerobics classes and eating ice cream by the tub full.

2011 Bianca taught Bicepsual to skate. And they dated. The latter was a terrible idea.

2012 They didn’t talk to each other.

2013 They started their blocking partnership with the VRDL’s Queen Bees and Team Victoria at the Vagine Regime’s Battle on the Bent Track.

2014 They kept blocking together with the VRDL All Stars and made it to both Division 1 Playoffs and Championships. Bicepsual won Bronze at the Roller Derby World Cup and was annoyed Bianca hadn’t tried out for the team.

2015 Their inability to plow properly led to the birth of Double Backwards 2 walls. They came 3rd at the WFTDA Championships. Bicepsual won MVP for VRDL at the Big O.

2016 Bianca won MVP for VRDL at the Big O, but was too lazy to skate in the MVPs game so Bicepsual skated in her shirt and hoped no one noticed. They came a frustrating 3rd at the WFTDA Championships again.

2017 The year started auspiciously, with much ice cream eaten by the tub at the Derby Fest coaches house. It was a sign of good things and heavy trophies to come. They won the Hydra by a landslide against their favourite foes. Bianca won MVP at the Big O, but again was too lazy to skate in the MVPs game and some where along the way Bicepsual even earned a Playoffs MVP award!

Sometimes people confuse them, which is weird because Bicepsual has way bigger guns. And is a ranga.

They love Derby Fest and Bianca has been to every Derby Fest since its inception. Bicepsual missed the first one and was devastated.

They’re really excited about coaching together at Derby Fest and can’t wait to share everything they know about playing devastating defense.

 

+ More coaches still to be announced.

Be a part of Derby Fest 2018.

Be a part of Derby Fest 2018.

Testimonials

Happy skaters.

Kerryn McInnes

“Amazing as always. Coaches were not only helpful but friendly, I learnt so much and the games are always a 10 / 10 to watch! Loved it.”

thumb_03_60_60Ally IronStein

“Best weekend of my life!!!! I learned so much and cheered so hard my voice is horse!!!!”

thumb_04_60_60Ken York

“The level of coaching this year was amazing, and the improvement in just 3 days to not only our skills but our knowledge will be the greatest asset that our club will have…”

thumb_03_60_60Trax

“Such a phenomenal resource for development whatever position you play, and the superstar coaches are so down-to-earth and obliging. Big love!”

Watch the 2017 event recap.

Tickets.

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Skater Pass

$350

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Skater Pass

$299

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Accommodation Pass

3 Nights + Skater

$425

3 NIGHTS ACCOM + SKATER PASS

2nd Release

Skater Pass

$350

SALES START 01/12/2017

1st Release SAVE $50

Skater Pass

$299

For skaters of all levels.

SALES END

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

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Minute(s)

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Second(s)

Accommodation Pass

3 Nights + Skater

$425

3 NIGHTS ACCOM + SKATER PASS

Spectator Pass

$50

Everything off skates.

Junior Pass

$75

Includes Guardian.

Challenge Bout Pass

$70

Challenge bouts + Scrimmage.

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January 26-28
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Gold Coast, Australia

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