NTT test for Air­lie’s Trash­bags

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

A group of Whit­sun­day roller derby play­ers will take on one of the big­gest tour­na­ments in North Queens­land this week­end.

The Air­lie Beach Trash­bags, from the Whit­sun­day Roller Derby League, will con­test the North­ern Trop­i­cal Thun­der event in Townsville start­ing on Fri­day.

Air­lie Beach will play five of the 12 teams reg­is­tered over the long week­end, in­clud­ing the top seeded team – the Reef City Roller Girls.

“We’ve had some ex­cel­lent train­ing ses­sions in the leadup to NTT. We’ve de­vel­oped our de­fen­sive strate­gies so far that we think the Reef City girls will get quite a sur­prise,” Sharna “Dee Dee Lishous” Stock­ham said.

This week­end’s event will also be the last time the team op­er­ates un­der the Trash­bags name, with a change to come in the next few weeks.

“We love play­ing this tour­na­ment and can’t wait to take our Trash­bags’ uni­forms for one last spin,” Christina “Storm Surge” zacher said.

“We know our lo­cal fans have got­ten quite at­tached to

Un­ter­wur- the cheeky Trash­bags name but with a move to­wards a coed team, a name change has to hap­pen. We can’t wait to re- veal the new team soon, and in­vite any­one who is in­ter­ested in derby, guys and girls, to come and meet with us.”

GAME FACES: Brett “Crys­tal Brawl” Pic­cinelli and Lucy “Dr Lu­cid” Sawyer will lead the Trash­bags at the NTT in Townsville this week­end.

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