Roller Derby: Northern Brisbane Rollers Brawl Stars vs Geelong Bloody Marys
[Photo credit: Stuart Blythe]
|The Northern Brisbane Rollers Brawl Stars play host to one of Victoria’s toughest derby teams, the Geelong Bloody Marys, on Saturday 16 October 2010.
It’s been almost a year since the Northern Brisbane Rollers (NBR) played their first interstate bout. At the ‘Skate of Emergency’ double-header in Adelaide on 27 September 2009 NBR lost to the Adelady Tornadoes by a 40-point margin.
Fast forward to Sydney on 22 May this year – NBR travelled south and played in a rather controversial match against the Sydney Roller Derby League. It was a neck and neck encounter until the dying minutes. Final score: Sydney 106 Brisbane 86.
Then the Great Southern Slam – the Southern Hemisphere’s first modern roller derby tournament and the largest derby event ever – was held in Adelaide on the weekend of 12 & 13 June this year. Playing in pool B of the tournament NBR lost their first bout to the Victorian Roller Derby League All-Stars 134-22, but beat the Newcastle Roller Derby Dockyard Dames 155-45. These results saw NBR progress to the quarter-finals as the second runner-up team, based on their overall point differential. They took on fellow Queensland team Sun State Rollers, who emerged the victors.
As NBR jammer Sweet Enemy will be the first to admit: “The Brawl Stars don’t have the best track record, but we don’t mind being the underdogs”.
That is all about to change!
Brisbane come and support your very own Northern Brisbane Rollers when the Geelong Bloody Marys come to town. NBR are ready to send them home licking their bloody wounds.
As always, there’ll be a band, bars, vendors, loads of grand stand seating and hell on wheels. Don’t forget to have a chat and get your picture taken with your favourite rollergirl after the bout. Catch all the action up close and personal if you take a seat in the trackside suicide section.
Tickets on sale now through www.ticketek.com.au
NORTHERN BRISBANE ROLLERS – ALL GIRL FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Venue: BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
Date: SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 2010
Time: DOORS OPEN 6.30PM
* Live Review: Northern Brisbane Rollers Derby League – Season Two Bout One
* Northern Brisbane Rollers bout at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – 17 April 2010 – PHOTO GALLERY
* Roller Derby returns to Inner City Brisbane – 17th APRIL 2010 – Leader Article