Roller derby opens in fu­ri­ous fash­ion

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Roller derby fans will be rolling up to Auck­land Roller Derby’s clash against Christchurch’s Dead End Derby this week­end.

Auck­land’s blue and white skaters are start­ing off the back of a stel­lar 2012 sea­son where they fin­ished un­beaten on New Zealand soil af­ter 16 games.

Satur­day’s game kicks off their sea­son against Dead End Derby who will be com­ing out strong af­ter two losses to Auck­land last year.

Since land­ing in New Zealand in 2006, the fast and ag­gres­sive sport has gone from strength to strength.

Bouts are played by two teams of five play­ers, each con­sist­ing of four block­ers and a jam­mer. Points are scored when­ever a jam­mer passes a mem­ber of the op­pos­ing team.

The game will be held on May 11 at the YMCA, 149 Greys Ave, cen­tral Auck­land. Doors open at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm.

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