Trash Bags host first bout

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ROLLER DERBY SE­NIORS

THE Air­lie Beach Trash Bags Roller Derby team di­vided into two teams for their first home bout on Fri­day night at the Whit­sun­day PCYC.

New skaters from Bowen and Mackay were in­vited to play and ref­er­ees trav­elled from Mackay and Townsville for the game.

In a hotly con­tested match, the Blue Suede Bruis­ers beat the Pink Blitz, 364 – 245 with Hay­ley ‘Gretchen Wheel­ers’ Waugh win­ning the most valu­able player award for the night.

Seven Air­lie Beach skaters played their first bout in­cluded Suz ‘Bruise-a-lot’ Crab­tree, Tina ‘Bust-her Tre­drea’ Court, Ka­rina ‘Rina Roars’ Ga­mack, Cathy ‘Puk Her Up’ Pukallus, Jessi ‘ Tickle Me Doll Face’ Egan and Amy ‘Aim N Fire’ Dempsey.

Tina ‘Bust-her Tre­drea’ Court said she was so proud of ev­ery­one for the fan­tas­tic job they did.

“Fri­day night was great, I was so ner­vous at the start but I got out there quite a few times and laid on some good hits. I learnt so much on and off the track,” she said.

Coach Christina ‘ Storm Surge’ Un­ter­wurzacher said that they were very thank­ful for the sup­port of the PCYC.

“We’re so grate­ful we were able to host this game at our train­ing venue, the Whit­sun­day PCYC, but in or­der to have a big­ger crowd we re­ally need a venue that is larger than a sin­gle bas­ket­ball court,” she said.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing derby, whether as a skater, a ref­eree, or an of­fi­cial can head to the fresh meat course be­gin­ning on Sun­day, Au­gust 25 at the PCYC. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.face­book.com/Air­lieBeachTrashBags.

JU­NIORS

Af­ter months of train­ing the ju­nior Air­lie Beach Trash Bags team dis­played their skills at the PCYC on Fri­day night.

They started train­ing at the start of the year and have learnt lots about derby through train­ing drills and skills.

They did their first dis­play and showed off all their tricks on Fri­day night, at the first home bout for the Air­lie Trash Bags teams.

Rang­ing in age eightyears and up the team train ev­ery Mon­day from 4-5pm at the Air­lie PCYC.

Any­one want­ing to get in­volved should con­tact coach Kris McDonough on 0487 527 744.

DERBY GIRLS: Ju­nior roller derby skaters Har­mony San­der­son, Kait­lyn Stephen, Faith Wood, Demi Rus­sell, Kris McDonough (coach), Tia Ford, Mad­die Moore, Tia Sawdy (back), Tazmyn Eade, Libby Whit­combe, Lyn­ley Pratt, Luchee Sawyer, Por­tia Gor­man, Jorja Rose and Ka­halia Warner (front).

TOP EF­FORT: Air­lie Beach Trash Bags skater Hay­ley 'Gretchen Wheel­ers' Waugh was named the most valu­able player at Fri­day's home bout at the Whit­sun­day PCYC.

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