Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and the White Ribbon has become the symbol for the day.
South West Sydney Rockets are proud supporters of this worthy cause and have be working hard at selling these ribbons for this great campaign.
To read more about the cause or to purchase a ribbon online please click the link below;
Extracted from the White Ribbon.org Website:
"Violence Against Women
In Australia, one in three women will be assaulted or abused in her lifetime. These women are our mothers, our girlfriends, our wives, our daughters, our colleagues and our friends. How have we allowed this to occur?
Not only is it unacceptable for this violence to take place, it is unacceptable that we allow certain behaviours and attitudes to go unchallenged.
Some of us experience violence first hand. Others hear stories of violence against women. Others observe it or look on from afar. The worst part? We remain silent.
If we are to move our society forward and prevent violence against women from occurring, we must speak out. We must take action to challenge attitudes and behaviours. We must not remain silent.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the only national violence prevention campaign, and it is unique in that it aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath. An oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. The campaign culminates on White Ribbon Day (25 November) each year, when men and women across Australia are called to wear a white ribbon or wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment and oath.
In swearing and wearing a white ribbon, men and boys can act as positive role models and advocates for change by challenging behaviours and attitudes that have allowed of violence against women to occur"
the Red Bull Website !!
Click on the image above and zoom in to read the article about the "Red Bull Roller Ragers" half time Interleague-Skills games which
South West Sydney Rockets
took part and came 3rd in !!!!
or click the link below to go to the "Red Bull" site to see the article;
Red Bull Roller Ragers
Monday, November 22, 2010
"RED BULL RAGERS"
are WINNERS !!!
South West Sydney Rockets "Red Bull Roller Ragers" Inter-league games held over the weekend in Queensland, hosted by Northern Brisbane Rollers kicked off with a Bang !!
Before the games had even started The RBRR Squad from South West Sydney could hardly contain there excitement, and as the games drew closer the anticipation was almost too much to bear.
With Kimakaze #44, Killawatts #21, Dita Von Bruiser #11 and Dolly Death #66 representing NSW from South West Sydney Rockets for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money generously donated by Red Bull, the fun was about to begin!
7 Leagues, 5 games, 4 girls from each league representing !!
The teams were;
SOUTH WEST SYDNEY ROCKETS (NSW)
NORTHERN BRISBANE ROLLERS (QLD)
GOLD COAST CITY ROLLERS (QLD)
BRISBANE CITY ROLLERS (QLD)
DRAGON CITY ROLLERS (VIC)
SOUTH ISLAND SIRENS (TAS)
W.A. ROLLERS (WA)
First up was the Red Bull Roller Ragers Relay race with Killawatts on line, first up to make the dash around the track, stopping in at 3rd at the star pass zone passing her helmet pantie to Dolly Death for South West Sydney Rockets;
Coming in third at the star pass zone, but leaving in forth place due to the massive pile up between the other skaters, Dolly had to jump and maneuver around fallen girls before making her mad dash around the derby track;
Dita Von Bruiser was next up with Dolly passing the pantie, Dita made her way around the track, blocking opponents in her path...
unable to make up the time lost, it was Kimakaze up next to skate for the team, flying around the track, gaining time lost in the pile up, bringing it home for SWSR coming in a fast and proud with 4th place in this fun relay race that showed our star passing skills whilst in the 10ft zone along with our speed and agility .
The Second event was most certainly a highlight of the Red Bull Ragers half time entertainment, especially for SWSR, with all 28 girls competing the crowd started cheering and screaming as the Red Bull Roller Ragers Limbo pole got lower and lower. In the end it was down to two Girls, Tasmanian "South Island Siren" - Original Sindy and South West Sydney's very own Kimakaze who were the last girls standing. (or should we say, bending :)
Kimakaze and the Winning Slide that won the Limbo !!
Starting line & the Whislte blows !
Kimakaze & Dead Meat
South West Sydney yet again showed there agility and skills and proved a force to be reckoned with, with Dolly Death skating nicely, sticking to the track and getting low, but sticky feet didnt help when 28 girls are after you, and Dolly was knocked out in a corner.
Dita Von Bruiser showed her prowess staying down low, skating with great form and blocking and barging the other girls out of her way, staying in the game long, Dita was barged out by Penergy only to have Killawatts and Kimakaze remaining.
Killawatts was next to go with barges and shoves coming at her from every angle, Killawatts was sandwiched a few times and received a nice kick to the back of the leg with a skate leaving an awesome bruise for her in the morning but unfortunately she was knocked out at #6 place.
It was left up to Kimakaze to make up more points for SWSR, with only Queensland teams remaining on the track, Kimakaze from Sydney became there new target, Niki Nitro stayed close and snuck up in the corner to take Kimakaze out in 4th place. With only three QLD players remaining, it was Alice Affliction of Gold Coast who took home the 1st... congratulations !
Dita Von Bruiser & Penergy
Kimakaze & Niki Nitro
Thanks to our awesome supporters who came up to see the event,
you are by far our most Hardcore Fans !!! :)
Jorgi & Rock Island Line
With the points accumulated South West Sydney Rockets couldn't have been happier to have taken home THIRD PLACE in this first ever Red Bull Roller Ragers Inter-league Games and brought back for the SWSR girls $1,000 to help us on our way, in our first bouting season for 2011!!
A big thank you to RED BULL & NBR !!
South West Sydney Rockets Love you xoxo
Red Bull Gallery
Erin Smith Photography
Sunday, November 21, 2010
MCDONALDS FUNDRAISER NIGHT !
Come along to Woodbine McDonalds on Tuesday November the 30th between 6pm and 8pm and meet the South West Sydney Rockets all females flat track Roller Girls!!
10% of all sales (inside the Restaurant, at McCafe or in the drive-though) will go directly to South west Sydney Rockets to help our league come out and bout in our first hard hitting season of Roller Derby in 2011 ! !
Be sure to come along, show your support, talk to the girls, who knows you might be inspired to buy some skates and join up !!
BUY A BURGER, SHAKE, FRIES, anything you like, just buy something and come and say hello !!!
Tuesday 30th November 6pm - 8pm - The SWS Rockets cant wait to see you all there ;)
Friday, November 12, 2010
ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE
ROLL INTO THE FISHERS GHOST PARADE
FOR 2010 !!
What and awesome fun filled day of Roller skating in the Fishers Ghost street Parade for 2010, skating down Queen Street Campbelltown, all the SWSR had an awesome time!!
The rain held out and the Girls of South West Sydney Rockets strutted there fishnets and Tutus and skated with our Pom Poms and Banners shaking proud.
whilst we rolled down the main street of town, with the crowd cheering, kids and adults alike highfive-ing - The South West Sydney Rockets Roller Derby League proved to be one of the highlights of the parade for 2010 !!
and be sure to come see at next years parade, where we will be skating with more girls, bigger tutus and pom poms galore !!
Next years Fishers Ghost parade will see SWSR back looking better than ever!! :)
More photos of this fun day out can be found here on our Flickr stream !!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
"Red Bull Roller Ragers"
inter-league competition to be held at the Brisbane Entertainment and Arts Centre on November 20th 2010, being hosted by The Northern Brisbane Rollers
Red Bull are giving us wings, and flying us up to Brisbane to take part in this exciting event which is going to be held through out the evening during
NBR's Final Bout - Seasons Beatings;
where the "Love Rockettes" take on the "Diner Mite Dolls"
There will also be a mini bout to take place between
the "NRB Ferals" and the "Toowoomba City Rollers" !!
What a huge night, NBR's final bout with the Love Rockettes Vs the Diner Mite Dolls,
a Mini bout between NBR Ferals and Toowoomba City Rollers
and last but not least.....
The Red Bull Roller Ragers Comp which we will be competing in ..... 7 States battling it out, 28 Girls skating, with South West Sydney Rockets representing NSW with four of our own "All Scar Team" members...
We are excited to announce, with much anticipation that the SWSR Girls representing us are;
DITA VON BRUISER #11,
DOLLY DEATH #66
The "Red Bull Roller Ragers" competition consists of 5 comps, with 28 girls from four different leagues across Australia battling it out using there Roller Derby Skills...
The competition categories are:
*Highest Jump Comp - One Skater from SWSR to compete (7 skaters in total)
*Knee Slide Limbo - All Four Skaters compete (28 Skaters in total)
*Relay Race - All Four Skaters compete (28 Skaters in total)
*Panty Retrieval - One Skater from SWSR to compete (7 skaters in total)
*Queen of the Rink - All Four Skaters compete (28 skaters in total)
With all leagues being in the running to win part of the $10,000 prize pool generously donated by Red Bull !!!!
If you turn up on the night and show your support, you too could win $500, for being the "Most Hardcore Fan" ... Do you have what it takes ???
Come along to one of the most exciting Roller Derby events of the year, and get behind the girls of SWSR and show your support for our state ... there will be music, entertainment and SWSR Roller Girls, what more could you want??
GO NSW !!! BLOOD SWEAT AND BRUISES !!!
SWS Rockets xoxo
Thursday, November 4, 2010
For those of you who don’t know, Campbelltown has been celebration the Ghost of Fred Fisher in there Annual Festival for more than 50 years.
Almost four months after the mysterious disappearance of local farmer, Fred Fisher, in 1826 a strange occurrence took place in a local hotel. On that memorable night, a wealthy and respectable farmer, John Farley, stumbled into a local hotel in a state of shock claiming he had seen the ghost of Fred Fisher sitting on the rail of a bridge over a creek.
The ghost pointed to a paddock down the creek then faded away.The body of Fred Fisher was later discovered in the paddock where the ghost had pointed and more than 100 years on Campbelltown still celebrates this tragic murder, neighbour George Worrall confessed to the murder during trial, and some say the ghost of Fred can still be seen sometimes sitting on the rail of the bridge overlooking the creek.
Be Sure to come down on Saturday 6th November and show your support to the local community, South West Sydney Rockets Roller Derby League and the festival of Fishers Ghost!
Highlights of this years Festival are:
5th November – Fishers Ghost Carnival Opens (rides games etc)
6th November - Street Parade 1-4pm (With South West Sydney Rockets Skating)
6th November – Fireworks – 9.30pm (At Bradbury Oval)
12th November – Street Market Stalls and Rides (Queen Street)
12th November – Announcement of Street Parade participant winners !