We are the Dust City Rollers, a roller derby team from Graz, Austria. We stand for breaking the norms and breaking the binary. We want to defy gender expectations and create a supportive and non-discriminatory environment in sports. We welcome non-binary people and women to join our team! We want to spread the love for roller derby, a full contact team sport on quad skates and – in our humble opinion – the best sport in the world!
Our league is skater owned and run, meaning we make all our decisions in a democratic process and share all the work among our members according to the do-it-yourself (DIY) principle. Every member can and should participate to keep the league running.
We train on-skates twice a week and have additional off-skates training (strength, agility, fitness) one night a week. The trainings are prepared and led by our skaters. We sometimes also invite guest coaches from other national and international teams.
In addition to the trainings we also have regular organizational meetings to run the league. As a team, we travel to away games to compete or host home games ourselves. Most importantly, we strive to be a supportive community and have fun together, therefore we do all kinds of social activities together.