Trash­bags work­ing on de­fen­sive strat­egy

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

ROLLER DERBY

THE Air­lie Beach roller derby team have been train­ing hard ahead of this weekend's bout.

Fac­ing off against Bund­aberg's Rum City Derby Dolls, the Air­lie Beach Trash­bags have been work­ing on a strong de­fen­sive strat­egy to try to counter the Dolls' strong jam­mers.

Coach Heather 'Blame Canada' Knight thinks the team is ready for this chal­lenge.

"The team has been train­ing re­ally hard and I can see the im­prove­ment in our de­fen­sive walls," Knight said.

"We played well in Rock­hamp­ton in Fe­bru­ary but this weekend we are go­ing to be even stronger."

The Air­lie Beach Trash­bags play at 3pm.

Rock­hamp­ton play against Cairns at 5pm, and the win­ners of both games will play off in a fi­nal at 7pm.

The triple-header roller derby event takes place at the Whit­sun­day PCYC in Ju­bilee Pocket.

Doors open at 2.30pm and tick­ets are avail­able at the door only.

There will be a bar­be­cue and a bar to pur­chase drinks and all lo­cals are in­vited to at­tend this fam­ily-friendly event.

The lo­cal team colours are hot pink and aqua, and sup­porter signs and colours are highly en­cour­aged, to lend strength and show sup­port to the home team.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit: www.face­book.com/Air­lieBeachTrash­bags.

DERBY BOUT: Lucy 'Dr Lu­cid' Sawyer in ac­tion at the Air­lie Beach Trash Bags last bout at Rock­hamp­ton which was held in Fe­bru­ary. Photo by Rob Grin­berg / Twoby­five Sports Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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