Posted by hooligal on September 5, 2008
Inter Derby is back, huzzah! I’m still in the process of setting up new bloggers and such, but we’re back for the sake of saying so.
That being said, I’m still looking for bloggers and contributors.
Gimmie an email interderby at yahoo.com if you want to write full time, or just would like to submit an event, bout recap, press release, news coverage, ANYTHING.
So what’s been going on while I was away?
Rollercon took place, the ultimate getaway and meet and greet for international rollergirls. Leagues from all over the world came and there is no longer a Team World vs USA, oh no, with all the leagues springing up everywhere there was actually enough attendees to do Team UK vs Team Australia or the Farkin’ ‘Elles vs Cor Blimeys as they named themselves, with Team UK coming out on top 43-28!
Team UK and Australia
Canada fielded two teams, East vs West, with East skating their way to victory.
Team East (Blue) vs West (Red)
London Rollergirls are hosting the first European tournament July 18-19th 2009. Open to all European teams, but all roller fans are welcome to come watch and/or help out! Stay tuned for details on that!
They also have their first intraleague bout with their BRAND NEW teams coming up Sept 27th. It’s gonna be the Ultraviolent Femmes giving some lashes to the fearless SuffraJets for the first one. The other team, yet to debut, is the Steam Rollers!
And my own team London Rockin Rollers are set for another border crossing adventure to take on the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz in Stuttgart, Germany, also on Sept 27th. A year after our first game and defeat, we are back in a bout aptly named Time For Revenge!
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Posted by toxicjudy on March 7, 2008
Greetings and salutations from Melbourne!
I’ve now been back on Australian shores for a fortnight having returned from my sojourn across SE Asia and I’ll tell you this much, the past two weeks have been a flurry of activity, whatwith catching up with what’s been going on in our league but in roller derby in general. I will report that I did not stumble across any fledging leagues in Singapore. Not that I was looking… hard.
Anyway, I’ve been slack with keeping you up to date with Australian roller derby so enough chitchat, let’s get started…
I might tackle this chronologically and briefly. Two weeks in derby can sometimes be a lifetime!
Disclaimer: I apologise if this news is Victorian heavy but I am a VRDLer through and through and haven’t had a chance to hook up a State rep to fill me in with their news yet.
February 16th saw the season opener bout for the Victorian Roller Derby League with the Dead Ringer Rosies vs. the Toxic Avengers at ‘Love Hurts’. By all accounts – and trust me, I think I got recaps from nearly every bouting skater and official – it was a tightly contested bout with the Dead Ringer Rosies pulling away in the last 3/4 of the bout to defeat the Avengers 108 to 88. The refs had their work cut out for them but not as much as the penalty ref! (Big thank you to Hot Lips from Sydney Roller Derby who posted the clip from our VRDL bout.)
The following weekend saw history being made with the inaugural Skate of Origin… Adelaide vs. Melbourne… state vs. state… you get the picture.
With a crowd of 1000+ quickly filling the Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds, this bout was always going to be a fight to the finish. Jam after jam saw the lead change, skaters were digging in and hitting hard but with seconds left in the bout, VRDL snatched victory from ADRD’s hands, 86 to 83.
ADRD put on one spectacular show and we thank them for the opportunity and challenge!
Another special thank you goes out to the members of the Sun State Roller Girls for representing at the Skate of Origin! Seeing the Brisbane contingent was definitely one of my highlights from Adelaide… To think that a year ago, Brisbane was putting on their very first demo! (Evil Doll, you rock my world!)
On another note, I would just like to mention that it has now been just over a year since a group of strangers with skates decided to throw all caution to the wind and form the Victorian Roller Derby League. The past week has been full of reminiscing and good times and every day I am grateful that I am part of such a wonderful sport with such a wonderful community – locally, nationally and internationally. *le sigh*
For a touch of housekeeping, our new website is up and running and you can find links to photos from the abovementioned bouts on the righthand menu.
toxic judy xx
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