Become a Skater
ARDL holds Open Days and Rookie Intakes throughout the year, these sessions are run by our wonderful coaches and supported by our team skaters. No skating experience is necessary we will teach you from the ground up, all you need is a willingness to learn and a can-do attitude. Remember, we have all been in your shoes! Rookie gear is provided however you are welcome to bring your own.
We currently do not have a set date for our next intake, however follow our link below to stay up-to-date.
Transferring / Visiting Skaters
Are you coming our way and wish to visit or transfer? ARDL loves new skaters. Contact us using the link below and let us know more about you and your skating experience.
Volunteers / Non-Skating Officials (NSOs)
Not keen on skating but LOVE Roller Derby like we do. There’s plenty of ways to still get involved.
Volunteers and NSO roles are usually taken up by ARDLs newer skaters. It helps teach you the basis of roller derby. Sure we can all figure out who wins at the end of the day but NSOs also help us track information that can be really helpful to the team showing us where we’re doing well and where we need improvement. Plus some people just love to hold a clipboard and stop watch. Don’t think you’d be up for this? Don’t worry, just like teaching you to skate, you’ll be taught each aspect of officiating a game and will have opportunities to practice before a big game begins. The more volunteers we have to NSO at a bout, the more smoothly the game will run. So while it’s a very important role, it needs no prior experience or equipment – just a bit of enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Not quite up for an Official role yet? Well, we also need volunteers to help us run ‘behind the scenes’ at our bouts. These are the wonderful people you see in the kitchen to those who put a stamp on your hand. Again our Bout Manager will take you through the roles needed so you will be well prepared.
Stay in Contact with ARDL
Register your interest in joining the league, upcoming games or coming along to our Rookie Courses here.