Dou­glas Derby Dolls tak­ing shape

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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—tol­son@ya­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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