Douglas Derby Dolls taking shape
ROLLER skates, knee- high socks, make up, stage names and a fantastic atmosphere - sound good?
With Roller Derby becoming the fastest growing women’s sport in the world, it’s no surprise that a number of Port Douglas women have joined forces to create the Douglas Derby Dolls.
It is slow going getting the league off the ground, with fundraising and purchasing the equipment a hurdle for any new league, but slowly the Douglas Derby Dolls are forming with a great group of women signing on for this fun and social sport and to represent our region.
For those not sure what derby entails, or just want to check it out before committing, you are in luck.
Cairns’ newest league, the Cairns Derby Dolls are hosting a bout ‘‘New Kids on the Blocker’’ where they face off against the Tableland Roller Derby League on September 28.
As a relatively new sport following its resurgence in the late 1990s, roller derby has evolved from season to season, becoming more competitive and athletic as its skaters hone their skills and develop new strategies.
CDD spokeswoman Lisa ‘‘a little bit of BAMbi’’ Brosnan said the league are thrilled to host their debut home bout.
‘‘The skaters in Cairns Derby Dolls are so excited to bring our sport’s eclectic mix of athleticism and entertainment to Cairns for the very first time,’’ she said.
‘‘We are a very new league and proud to show the people of Cairns what we can do and how entertaining Roller Derby can be.’’
Admission is only $10 to the ‘‘Doll House’’ at the Cairns Recreation Centre; doors open at 6.30pm.
If you are interested in joining the Douglas Derby Dolls, or leaning more about roller derby, email jessie—email@example.com for more information.