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May 22, 2024

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This weekend Byron’s derby team The Bay Rollers will host the biggest roller derby event that has ever taken place in the northern rivers.

Featuring eight teams from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads, roller derby will be played all weekend at the Byron Sports Complex.

This is the culmination of the 2014 North Coast Derby Coalition, a round robin for north coast teams. For the first time, men’s derby has  been added to the comp.

Derby will be played all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am. For more info visit: bayrollers.com.


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