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Six highly competitve teams muscled up at the Northern Rivers Revolt where participants noted the organisers and officials were ‘friendly and professional’. Photo Richard Tompsett.

The local roller derby season got underway for the year with local teams hosting the Northern Rivers Revolt earlier this month at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay.

Competing teams included: the Red Kennedys–Brisbane City Rollers, Velociraptors–Sydney Roller Derby League, Banshees–South Sea Roller Derby, Van Diemen Rollers, Sirens–Northern Beaches Roller Derby League and the River Valley Rollers (a combined  team made up of Tweed Valley Rollers and Northern Rivers Roller Derby).

‘Despite an unseasonably warm weekend the teams all enjoyed fun but competitive games,’ tournament organiser, Lisa ‘BustHer’ O’Leary said.

The Red Kennedys ultimately won the tournament and were very proud to take the lighthouse trophy for the second time.

But the River Valley Rollers provided very strong opposition. 

‘Both teams won each of their two lead up games and faced off in the final,’ Lisa said.

‘It was a real nailbiter, a 100-all tie, a real rarity in roller derby’.

Because there was no clear winner, the trophy recipient was determined on points differential.


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