Roller derby back on track

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - SPORT -

GET back on your skates – the roller derby sea­son is start­ing this month.

Perth Roller Derby will roll out the first game of its 2020 sea­son when the Bloody Sun­daes and the Mis­tresses of May­hem re­turn to the track.

Both teams have a lot to prove; af­ter be­ing dis­ap­pointed in at last year’s grand fi­nal, the May­hems are keen to take down reign­ing champs the Sun­daes.

Perth Roller Derby was formed in 2008 and has com­peted in­ter­na­tion­ally for the past two years.

The game con­sists of two 30-minute halves, which com­prise a series of 2-minute ‘jams’.

Both teams des­ig­nate a player, the ‘ jammer’, who scores points by lap­ping op­pos­ing team mem­bers as they at­tempt to block the ‘jammer’.

Doors for the game open at 6.30pm at the Herb Gra­ham Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 22.

All ages are wel­come; there will be a bake sale and a fully li­censed bar area for those 18+.

Tick­ets are avail­able on­line from perthrolle­ or from Lucky Skates.

Prices from $15 for adults and $8 for chil­dren.

Pic­ture: Matthew Boggs

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