Fresh meat recruitment drive sizzling
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.