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Northern Rivers Revolt is taking place this weekend at Byron Bay. Photo Richard Tompsett

The Northern Rivers Revolt Roller Derby tournament is returning after the covid hiatus to Byron Bay on March 18-19, with six teams competing at the Cavanbah Centre. 

Organisers say five teams will be travelling from around the country to compete in the ‘diverse and all-inclusive tournament’.

Northern Rivers Revolt is taking place this weekend at Byron Bay. Photo Richard Tompsett

Co-organiser, Jade Lancett, says, ‘All profits raised will be donated to our charity partner Agape Outreach Inc, with funds supporting the local homeless and needy with food support and assistance to seek housing’.

This is the third year that the Roller Derby has run apart from a break during covid. The tournament is run in partnership with the Tweed Valley Rollers and Northern Rivers Roller Derby teams, resulting in a combined team; River Valley Rollers.

‘The last tournament was held in 2020 and won by Brisbane City Rollers – Red Kennedy’s, who went under their previous title of the Nasty Nancie’s at the time,’ said Jade.

Interest from derby teams located all over Australia was received noting Northern Rivers beautiful scenery and welcoming weather, making it a tough decision to determine who will play in this much anticipated tournament.

Northern Rivers Revolt is taking place this weekend at Byron Bay. Photo Richard Tompsett

It’s going to be an action-packed weekend with six teams competing for the title in 15 games held over just two days!

Van Deimen Rollers, Velociraptors from Sydney Roller Derby League, Banshees from South Sea Roller Derby, Sirens from Northern Beaches Roller Derby League, Red Kennedys from Brisbane City Rollers and of course the River Valley Rollers – the combined team of Northern Rivers Roller Derby and Tweed Valley Rollers will all be there.

Doors open at 8.30am for 9am start. Get your spectator tickets for $5 at the door. Paywave and cash will be accepted. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help us support Agape Outreach Inc. Agape Outreach Inc, provide 800 hot meals per week on the streets while also assisting with case management, psychologist access and life skills training. They provide services to those in need between Byron Bay NSW and Runaway Bay Queensland. 

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