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Statewide Stampede 2019 – That’s a Wrap!

Statewide Stampede 2019 – That’s a Wrap!

For the last time this year we piled ourselves into our cars and ventured into regional Victoria; gorgeous Wangaratta to be precise! Our pals North East Roller Derby hosted the final instalment of the Stampede. Right from the moment we all stirred in our Airbnb on...

Grinds #01

Grinds #01

Meet Grinds, Penny Dreadful and current President of MPRDC. Grinds is a force to be reckoned with, whether it's on the track or if something needs achieving for the club. Tell us the story behind your Derby Name: It was originally Engel Grind Her, but it got shortened...

Trackside With Future Pennies

Trackside With Future Pennies

Round 5 of the Statewide Stampede saw five of our pre-bouters take to the track in the Low Contact bout. Bettie tackled them for a post-game interview, here's what they had to say. Bettie: "Ok first off, how're everyone's bodies feeling after the bout?" Morguerita...

Diary of a Derby Addict: Bellatrax Lestrange’s Pride Cup

Diary of a Derby Addict: Bellatrax Lestrange’s Pride Cup

Trax put on her Death Eater face for her Modified Contact debut at the Gippsland Pride Initiative 2019 Pride Cup Here's what Trax had to say... "I will freely admit that the weeks leading up to my first public low contact scrimmage were full of anxiety and...

Diary of a Derby Addict: Panda’s Stampede Scrim

Diary of a Derby Addict: Panda’s Stampede Scrim

Expecto Pandemonium's Spellbinding Stampede Scrimmage The lead up to my second low contact scrimmage was a little different to my first. I woke up feeling pretty calm and ready to take to the track. After listening to me talk derby nonstop for over a year, my partner...

Diary of a Derby Addict: Frickin’ Ghastly NSO’s Stampede

Diary of a Derby Addict: Frickin’ Ghastly NSO’s Stampede

An NSO's Guide to the Statewide Stampede. Hi! My name is Rhianna "Frickin' Ghastly" Malas, I'm the head NSO (Non-Skating Official) of MPRDC and a fledgling skater. I've been a member of the club for more than a year now, and I was an NSO for the second and third round...

The Penny Dreadfuls Debut

The Penny Dreadfuls Debut

It’s been years in the making - in August Mornington Peninsula Roller Derby Club will be debuting its first home team, The Penny Dreadfuls. Taking the track will be: Zombettie #1959 Lady Slayer #911 Toaster #54 Johnny Cash Me Outside #26 Dreadly Weapon #29 Wildfang...

Jo’s time at TGSS

Jo’s time at TGSS

First off my entire experience was amazing. Beyond words. A little shock to the system after spending so much time at home of late. I saw so many amazing things and SO MUCH DERBY. As much as I loved it before this weekend, I have a whole new appreciation for the...

Toaster’s scrimmage in Gippsland

Toaster’s scrimmage in Gippsland

Image courtesy of phill@lollapaloozafilms.com.au Toaster finds a new confidence Going into my second stampede scrimmage was nothing like the first, the only similarity was the nerves leading up to it. I came in with an improved skill set, a new confidence, determined...

Diary of a Derby Girl: Wildfang’s first bout

Diary of a Derby Girl: Wildfang’s first bout

From fresh meat to first bout 1.5 years ago I started training with Mornington Peninsula Roller Derby Club as a freshie and I’m excited to say that on the weekend I officially became a bouting skater in Round 3 of the Statewide Stampede.  If I had to pick three words...

Player Profile: Doloris Dynamite

Player Profile: Doloris Dynamite

Doloris Dynamite has been skating with Mornington Peninsula Roller Derby Club for a year and a half now. Week after week, Dolly puts in her all at training and her dedication has really paid off. She's now playing amber level srimmages -  where she holds fierce walls...

Diary of a Derby Girl: Wildfang’s first contact scrim

Diary of a Derby Girl: Wildfang’s first contact scrim

A day to remember They say you never forget your first. Last Sunday I had two firsts. One, playing in a contact scrim and two, playing as one team made up entirely of MPRDC. Surprisingly I wasn’t that nervous. Perhaps because I’ve spent hours training with the club...

Diary of a Derby Girl: Dreadly Weapon’s Christmas Scrim

Diary of a Derby Girl: Dreadly Weapon’s Christmas Scrim

Slay Bells (MPRDC) versus Coal Hearts (GRDL/DDCD) Christmas scrimmage in Geelong It was such a fun game on Sunday! I loved playing with all of you and I think our teamwork was totally spot and so was our communication! We held some strong walls, but could reset a bit...

Rainbow skate for marriage equality

Rainbow skate for marriage equality

A very colourful training night We held a special rainbow skate tonight as a celebration of all our skaters no matter how they identify. Nobody deserves to be judged for who they love. No matter the outcome of this glorified opinion poll, we want our LGBTIQ skaters to...

Diary of a Derby Girl: Muffy’s Scrim at Bendigo

Diary of a Derby Girl: Muffy’s Scrim at Bendigo

A warm welcome from Bendigo This time last Sunday I was getting ready for a road trip with some of my MPRDC team mates to Bendigo.  As we walked into the venue we were immediately welcomed by the Bendigo crew and some of MPRDC’s TRV team mates. Even though I'm a...

Diary of a Derby Girl: Muffy’s first low contact scrim

Diary of a Derby Girl: Muffy’s first low contact scrim

A getaway with the team I had a blast at my first low contact scrim at the weekend and I thought that I would share the big bundle of feels it gave me. The day started relaxed as I enjoyed my coffee at Lake Colac. It was a much better view than the M1 at 5am and we...

Zoom’s MVP Blocker at Statewide Stampede Round 6

Zoom’s MVP Blocker at Statewide Stampede Round 6

Over the weekend MPRDC proudly cheered on Invader Zoom playing with The Matildas against Westside. Congrats to Westside on their formidable win! They are always a fun team to derby with. Also a shout out the East Vic for hosting the day.

Want to have a go?