NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey's oldest roller derby team is looking for new skaters.
Garden State Roller Derby will hold a boot camp for prospective "fresh meat" players on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. at North Star Academy in Newark. Players must be 18 or older and identify as either female or nonbinary, according to a statement from the team. Wheel Studs For Semi Truck
To sign up for the boot camp, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10 fee to attend and loaner gear will be made available upon request.
“Our boot camp event gives you the chance to discover the world of roller derby and learn the basics in a safe environment," coordinator “Laur-Shock” said. "We welcome skaters from all experience levels. We will teach you everything you need to know to excel at our favorite sport.”
League President Daemon Mistress said there was a “wonderful turnout” at the first post-pandemic boot camp event in February, with about 25 skaters showing up to learn more about the nuts and bolts of roller derby.
"We hope to welcome even more players into our program this fall,” Mistress said.
Here’s a bit of background about the Garden State Roller Derby, according to its website:
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