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Get ready to roll with the fierce and fearless athletes of Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby!

Apr 20, 2023

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With squad names like Grazed Anatomy and Wipe-out, it is clear that Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby players mean business. A cacophony of collisions – bodies slamming and skates scraping – roller derby exemplifies the true meaning of a contact sport. Louder than all of that though is the cheering, laughter and atmosphere of support at every training session and event.

Photograph // Social Grind Media
Photograph // Social Grind Media

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Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby is a not-for-profit, mixed gender roller derby club with training venues across South and Central Gippsland. The club offers everything from fun, social skating programs for beginners, to competitive roller derby league training – with one of their own, Eden Robert-son a.k.a. Storm, selected to play for Team Australia Juniors in France this year. See, they’re open to crunching anyone, and they do so with gleeful passion.

Photograph // Social Grind Media
Photograph // Social Grind Media

With over 10 years since the club was formed, originally as Latrobe City Roller Derby, it has grown to be a strong community of “dedicated skaters, dynamic trainers and passionate members from all walks of life [and] all reaches of the Gippsland Ranges”.

Photograph // Social Grind Media
Photograph // Social Grind Media

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