The weekend before Easter will see The Bay Rollers play host to Gold Coast Roller Derby, a Skate of Origin roller bout.
The Bay Rollers have been calling the new Byron Bay Sports Complex their home since 2012 and this will be the second home game at the centre.
‘In November last year we held a game at the Sports Complex featuring two home teams from The Bay Rollers,’ says Captain Leggy Bomb. ‘While we knew that people had been waiting to see us play, we were blown away by the huge turnout.’
Gold Coast Roller Derby’s Maids of Pain have been playing for four years and recently came third in the Queensland–Northern New South Wales Tropicarnage tournament. The Bay Rollers lost to the Maids of Pain last year and are looking to better their result.
Leggy Bomb is enthusiastic about the opportunity for people to learn more about roller derby. ‘We’ve amped up the training this year so fans will see a fast game and with big hits from both sides. This is going to be a great game to watch.’
The Skate of Origin will be held at the Byron Regional Sports and Cultural Complex on March 23. Doors open at 6pm. Kids under 12 get free entry. The after party will be at the Hotel Great Northern.
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