Skates on for Trash­bags

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

ROLLER DERBY

A GROUP of Whit­sun­day skaters will lace up for their first skate of the year this week­end.

Air­lie Beach Trash­bags’ mem­bers Christine ‘Boss in Boots’ Cleary, Tessa ‘Evin Sin­ders’ Fa­gan, Heather ‘Blame Canada’ Knight and Lucy ‘Dr Lu­cid’ Sawyer will travel to Glad­stone to rep­re­sent the Whit­sun­days at the an­nual Epic Scrim.

“It’s a huge event and you learn so much,” Ms Cleary said.

“Skaters of all abil­i­ties get to join forces, so the new ones learn from the more ex­pe­ri­enced ones and it’s a very sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment.

“Ev­ery skater and of­fi­cial comes away vastly more ex­pe­ri­enced that they went in. There aren’t too many op­por­tu­ni­ties to get this kind of in­ten­sive prac­tice in re­mote ar­eas like ours, so we’re very ex­cited for this op­por­tu­nity.

“As the league’s head coach, I am es­pe­cially ex­cited for Tessa and Lucy, for whom it will be their first ex­pe­ri­ence of this in­cred­i­ble event.”

The Air­lie Beach Trash­bags host lessons at Proser­pine’s Retro Skate ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing, or al­ter­na­tively the Fresh Meat pro­gram wel­comes play­ers ev­ery Tues­day (Whit­sun­day PCYC) and Thurs­day (Retro Skate, Proser­pine) from 6.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion email ab­trash­bags@hot­mail.com or visit www.face­book.com/Air­lieBeachTrash­bags.

GAME ON: Lucy Sawyer, Christine Cleary, Tessa Fa­gan and Heather Knight will rep­re­sent the Whit­sun­days in Glad­stone this week­end.

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