ARDL celebrates Auckland Pride 2013


Auckland Roller Derby is hitting the streets this month to support the return of Auckland’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival – Auckland Pride 2013.

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Our first Pride push was in the form of an interview, with coach and team co-captain Hannah Jennings was featured in The New Zealand Herald’s “Neighbourhood” section. Hannah talks about why she loves living in Western Springs (along with most of the team!) and what the team is doing during this Auckland Pride festival.

Hannah says:

“A lot of our team live around this area. Our team is called the Auckland Roller Derby and we have the HQ here at our place. Even though we have to travel to do a lot of our skating, this is where the team hangs out.

“We like to head to the skate park under the Bond St bridge. The skaters there are pretty respectful; there’s no tagging, and people look after it. A lot of new skaters are a bit intimidated by skate parks, but the Bond St one is relaxing. There are no crazy scooter riders trying to take your head off. When you’re in your 20s you’re less gung-ho than when you’re seven or eight.”

Check out the full story HERE.

604155_417964091618014_1866585991_n The team was next seen on Sunday 10 February at the iconic Big Gay Out, shaking buckets and collecting coins for Get It On! 

Get it On! is a community-focused programme designed to create a condom culture across Aotearoa New Zealand. Get it On! encourages all gay and bisexual men to use condoms and lube every time they have sex. It is a sexy, upbeat call to ‘love your condom’. ‘Love your condom’ is about moving us past all those lame excuses not to be safe, and inspires us to not just tolerate, but love the sexy confidence that comes with condom covered cocks.

Auckland Roller Derby would like to thank everyone who met the team at the gate with smiles, waves and loads of cash for the campaign.

Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 3.48.29 PMNext weekend marks the return of fabulosity to Ponsonby Road, as the Auckland Pride Parade 2013 gets moving. With over 40 entries expected, the parade will be the highlight of the Pride Festival celebrating the Rainbow Community in the greater Auckland area, New Zealand and overseas. Auckland Roller Derby will be there with bells on – look for the bright blue ladies on wheels and their very official looking parade marshals in black and white stripes!

For more information on Auckland Pride and how you can get involved in upcoming events, visit

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