JOIN RICHTER CITY
Want to learn how to skate or play roller derby?
Are you visiting Wellington and want to try out a Richter City training?
Want to give officiating, on or off-skates, a go?
Have you previously played or officiated roller derby and are considering transferring to our league?
If any of the above apply, read below (:
Join our new-to-roller skating or roller derby courses and community.
Come along to our Quad Goals courses! Each year we run both an 8 week "Learn to Skate" and a 14 week "Learn to Derby" course.
Firstly in the Learn to Skate course, you will learn the fundamentals of roller skating and then in the following Learn to Derby course, you will learn all there is to know about the sport of roller derby. No matter your skill level, we welcome you to learn something new, get fit, make friends and have fun.
There will be gear available for lending/hiring. If you have your own gear, feel free to bring it along. Otherwise, all you need to bring is yourself!
Completion of a Richter City Learn to Skate course or roller skating experience/existing basic skills is a prerequisite to the Learn to Derby program.
Forward any questions or expressions of interest to our Quad Goals Committee:
We can't do it without 'em!
Richter City is always looking for folks, new and returning, to join our league’s Team Zebra.
Reffing is a great way to get involved with roller derby and to spend more time on skates. Skating officials are welcome at all Richter City trainings in an officiating capacity and are encouraged to participate in skill-based drills and scrimmage nights. Refs are not required to wear quad skates, which means all you ‘bladers can give it a shot!
Starting your training as a roller derby skating official can happen at any time — to express interest, contact our Officials:
NON-SKATING OFFICIALS (NSO'S)
You don't need to skate to get involved!
A Non-Skating Official holds a crucial role in the game of roller derby. NSOs do not wear skates and can be found in the penalty box as timekeepers, in the middle of the track as penalty wranglers, by the second or third turn operating scoreboard technology, etc.
NSOs come to scrimmage training sessions, get a front-row seat on game day, and are part of the Richter City whānau. We encourage all graduates of our Quad Goals programme to volunteer as NSOs, as it’s a great way to get to know folks in our league and learn more about roller derby. Richter City trains NSOs frequently during our home season — so get involved now!
To express interest or for more information, contact our Non-Skating Officials:
Come say hi!
If you’re an experienced roller derby skater, have a non-derby skating background, or have been a member of another league and want to get involved with our community, please send your expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer skaters undergo a probationary period when first entering the league so that their skill level can be assessed. Potential transfers are expected to attend six non-travel team training before a travel team placement is considered.
If you play roller derby, are fully skills-tested, and happen to be in the neighbourhood or are planning to visit Pōneke, Richter City would love to have you come skate with us! We have a couple of weekly practices open to visiting skaters. Please contact us at email@example.com to get more information about our practice times and policies so that we can organise your visit.