Fresh meat recruitment drive siz­zling

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE Whit­sun­day Roller Derby League hosted a ‘fresh meat’ recruitment night last week, with four ladies join­ing the ac­tion­packed sport.

Rea­son­ably new to skat­ing, the new play­ers will be taught the ba­sics by the Air­lie Beach Trash­bags, in­clud­ing stop­ping and fall­ing safely be­fore pro­gress­ing onto the rules and tac­tics of the game of roller derby.

“This is go­ing to be so much fun. I love it al­ready,” new re­cruit Libby Edge said.

Taryn Mor­gan re­it­er­ated the sen­ti­ment: “I’m re­ally ex­cited to learn to play roller derby. I think it’s awe­some,” she said.

On Satur­day night, three Air­lie Beach girls, Tessa ‘Evil Sin­ders’ Fa­gan, Alyssa ‘Jes­sica Ram­mit’ Cu­tuli and Chris­tine ‘Boss in Boots’ Cleary, trav­elled to Townsville to skate in the ex­hi­bi­tion game ‘Clash of the Decades’.

The 80s team proved too strong for the 70s team, tak­ing out a 195169 vic­tory.

For found­ing pres­i­dent Tessa Fa­gan, this match was a long time com­ing.

De­spite hav­ing trained with the team for two years, a bro­ken leg has in­ter­fered with her progress.

Two years af­ter found­ing the lo­cal team, Tessa played her first bout on the win­ning 80s team on Satur­day.

She is now look­ing for­ward to play­ing with the lo­cal Air­lie Beach team against the Cairns Derby Dolls in Cairns on Au­gust 23.

For more in­for­ma­tion on roller derby, visit the Trash­bags Face­book page at www.face­book.com/ Air­liebeach­trash­bags.

RETRO ROLLER DERBY: Tessa 'Evil Sin­ders' Fa­gan, Alyssa 'Jes­sica Ram­mit' Cu­tuli and Chris­tine 'Boss In Boots' Cleary dur­ing the week­end's 'Clash of the Decades' in Townsville.

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