Trash­bags take on Mother’s Day derby

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Skaters from the Whit­sun­day Roller Derby League’s Trash­bags joined other skaters from Cen­tral Queens­land in an ex­hi­bi­tion bout to cel­e­brate Mother’s Day in Townsville.

Teams were split based on whether the women were moth­ers or non-moth­ers, with the for­mer group branded with the team name The Rolling Pin-ups. The non-moth­ers’ team was known as Dodgers. Lo­cal mums Brett “Crys­tal Brawl” Pic­cinelli, Lucy “Dr Lu­cid” Sawyer and Christine “Boss in Boots” Cleary all skated for the Rolling Pin-ups and helped bring home the win.

With the year’s big­gest tour­na­ment around the cor­ner in June, this was valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence both with and against some of the skaters from teams that are com­pet­ing in the tour­na­ment, ac­cord­ing to club sec­re­tary Lucy Sawyer.

“We all took home some valu­able knowl­edge for the up­com­ing tour­na­ment on the Queen’s Birth­day week­end,” Lucy said.

“One of our new­est skaters, Pe­dro Gearin, will be of­fi­ci­at­ing and be­ing a team manager for us at the tour­na­ment too. He has been tak­ing ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to do as much derby as he can be­tween now and then. Pe­dro is go­ing to be a great as­set as a player on our co-ed team and to the league in gen­eral.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the club’s Face­book page at www.face­book.com/Air­lieBeach Trash­Bags.

WIN­NERS: Lucy “Dr Lu­cid” Sawyer, Christine “Boss in Boots” Cleary and Brett “Crys­tal Brawl” Pic­cinelli en­joy suc­cess on Mother’s Day week­end.

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