Hold onto your helmets, New Zealand roller derby, because one of the heavyweights of the flat track is coming to Auckland to teach you how to kick ass and take names. Are you ready for what Mercy has in store for you?
Mercy hails from Portland Oregon, where she skates as part of Rose City Rollers’ all-star team, Wheels of Justice. As part of the team that enthralls fans and derby players alike year after year, Mercy has honed her skills as a formidable blocker, capable of working alone and with her teammates to achieve a goal she refers to as “inspiring jammer retirement”. When Mercy takes the track against rival teams such as The Oly Rollers, you can be sure that the jammer barrel rolling onto her face got there because Mercy put her there.
Mercy is an accomplished coach and has travelled the world alongside coaching buddies Scald Eagle (Rose City) and Juke Boxx (Minnesota) as part of their company Left Turn Coaching. Mercy is bringing her skills to Auckland for two nights only to help you tune up your defensive game, improve your offensive game and hopefully help you take a few steps towards being a bigger bad ass out on the track.
Boot camp with Mercy
Wednesday 21 November and Thursday 22 November
PLEASE NOTE - There are TWO venues for this event:
Wednesday: 6.30pm-10.30pm – Papatoetoe Roller Sports Club
Thursday: 6-9pm – YMCA Pitt Street, Auckland CBD
NB: Please arrive up early to gear up. Classes will begin at the times above.
On-skate tickets to this event are $100 for two nights and are open to any bouting skater. Host league Auckland Roller Derby League (ARDL) asks that you are confident on your skates, can stop and fall safely and that you can hit and be hit. In the interests of the safety of all participants, ARDL may remove someone who they consider not to have reached an appropriate standard, and who poses a risk of injury to themselves or other members of the group. Refunds will not be given in this case, sorry!
Spectators may attend this camp for $30 for two nights and are open to any interested person. Spectators are welcome to take notes and ask questions, but must make sure they do not get in the way of on-skates learning.
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