Skaters shine in Glad­stone

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


A GROUP of roller derby play­ers have put Air­lie Beach on the map, rep­re­sent­ing the re­gion at Glad­stone’s Epic Scrim.

The an­nual event hosts skaters from all over Queens­land and this year Whit­sun­day was rep­re­sented by Belle ‘Belle­fire’ Ryan, Christine ‘Boss in Boots’ Cleary, Tessa ‘Evil Sin­ders’ Fa­gan, Heather ‘Blame Canada’ Knight and Lucy ‘Dr Lu­cid’ Sawyer.

In ad­di­tion to a week­end of coach­ing clin­ics and prac­tice matches, Glad­stone also hosted a co-ed derby game in which all five Whit­sun­day girls par­tic­i­pated.

Tessa was bench manager while Heather kept score, leav­ing the re­main­ing three girls to help Muff N Men to a thrilling 167-163 victory over the Glad­stone Haul Stars.

“The Haul Stars were lead­ing at half time by al­most 50 points,” Heather ex­plained.

“As of­fi­cials we’re not sup­posed to cheer, but it was too ex­cit­ing not to cheer some of the ex­cel­lent plays made by both teams.

“The Muff N Men made a huge come­back to win it in the last jam. It was in­cred­i­ble to watch.”

For those in­ter­ested in learn­ing to skate, Retro Skate hosts lessons for begin­ners on Sun­day morn­ings.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Trash­bags’ Face­book page.

GAME ON: Air­lie Beach Trash­bags' Tessa Fa­gan and Heather Knight were two of five play­ers who rep­re­sented Whit­sun­day in Glad­stone at the week­end.

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