Albany Roller Derby League wins major award

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Albany Roller Derby members' Natalie Jarvis, Tegan "Rolling" Stoney, Julie "Stax" Byrne-King and referee Jordan "JuJu" Carson.
Camera IconAlbany Roller Derby members' Natalie Jarvis, Tegan "Rolling" Stoney, Julie "Stax" Byrne-King and referee Jordan "JuJu" Carson. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany Roller Derby League has taken home one of the major prizes at tonight’s WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

The league received the Leadership and Innovation Award, sponsored by Horizon Power, at a gala ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

More than 450 guests attended the event to see 12 winners crowned from hundreds of nominations.

In a statement, the WA RACA said Albany Roller Derby League, which was founded in 2014, had “redefined volunteerism and leadership”.

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“They built a sporting club and a one-of-a-kind venue, run solely by volunteers who rely on fundraising and a passion to achieve the dream,” WA RACA said.

“The specialised venue called ‘The Track’ has since become the site of multiple community swap meets, subleasing at a low cost to small start-up businesses and community groups, and a training venue for the roller derby league.

“Albany Roller Derby League is operated by volunteers, from executive and management committees to coaches.”

Each winner received a trophy and $2000 from the Commonwealth Bank.

Full list of winners

Boab Health Services of Broome – Insurance Commission of Western Australia Regional Safety Award

Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network Program – Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award

Life and Soul Health and Fitness Club of Djugun – Prime Super Business Achievement Award

Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre of Kununurra – Curtin University, School of Education Teaching Excellence Award

Les Wallam of Eaton – RAC Volunteering Award

Froth Craft Brewery of Exmouth – Rinehart Development of Northern Regional WA Award

Djarindjin Airport – Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Economic Development Award

Nanette Williams of Nickol – Community TAB Community Service Award

WA iSports Inc of East Bunbury – Woolworths Community Group of the Year Award

Shannon Richards of Boulder – Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award

South West Community Care of Harvey – Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award

Albany Roller Derby League – Horizon Power Leadership and Innovation Award

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