First win for Air­lie Trash­bags

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

ROLLER DERBY

MEM­BERS of the Air­lie Beach Trash­bags Roller Derby team are cel­e­brat­ing their first of­fi­cial win this week in their first bout of the sea­son.

The team trav­elled to Rock­hamp­ton at the weekend to play the Beef City Brawlers and came out 216-102 win­ners in a very well-ex­e­cuted game.

Newly elected team cap­tain, Hay­ley ‘Gretchen Wheel­ers’ Waugh was very proud to have led her team to their first vic­tory. “All the girls worked re­ally hard, it was a well-de­served win. Our head coach, Alyssa ‘Jes­sica Ram­mit’ Cu­tuli, had been train­ing us hard for months in the lead-up to this bout,” she said.

“We put into prac­tice all the skills we learnt at the boot camps with Aus­tralian derby star Mad Mel Arena, and the Towns Vil­lains Roller Derby team.”

Waugh made spe­cial men­tion of Emma ‘B.T.Kil­lam’ Gil- lam and Sarah ‘Brig-HIT Bar­dot’ Sav­age, who played their first bout and held their own against more ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

The Air­lie Beach Trash­bags are gear­ing up for more games, with ap­prox­i­mately one per month for the first half of the year.

The next home game is sched­uled for April 26 at the Whit­sun­day PCYC and all lo­cals are in­vited to at­tend.

The team will also be run­ning an­other new skater in­take, or fresh meat course, as it is known in derby cir­cles, for guys and girls over 18.

Any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing how to play is wel­come to come to an in­for­ma­tion night on Tues­day, March 4. More in­for­ma­tion about the fresh meat in­take can be found on the team’s Face­book page www.face­book.com/Air­lieBeachTrash­Bags.

DREAM DE­BUT: Emma ‘B.T.Kil­lam’ Gil­lam and Sarah ‘BrigHIT Bar­dot’ Sav­age scored a win in their first ever roller derby bout on the weekend.

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