The Sun State Roller Girls season opener was held on Saturday 13 September at Beenleigh Arena in Queensland’s South East corner. Underdogs the Liquorice Short Shorts battled the Golden Roughs and came out on top with a smashing score of 141 to 102. Queensland has been egerly anticipating this first modern roller derby bout since late 2006 when a small group of women first got together here in the Brisbane area.
The final numbers through the door were over 400 and one dollar from each ticket was donated to Southside Education, a school helping women who’ve fallen from the mainstream school system.
Planning the first season has been an intense learning experience for all, said league President, Nicky Knockout. “The women worked really hard to promote this event and make sure that the community was involved,” she explained
The local band, Girl With Cake played some very cool music while fans got comfortable and our announcers were the SSRG league president, Nicky Knockout and visiting skater Sosume from the Jet City Roller Girls.
From the very first jam whistle hearts were thumping loud enough to be heard above the crowd and a fast and furious bout began. Stand out jammers were Annabelle Lecter for the Golden Roughs and newbie Cookie Cutter on the Liquorice Short Shorts. Annabelle stunned the crowd when she went for a double grand slam while Cookie’s skillful maneuvering always seemed to find her the fastest way through the pack. A special mention has to go to Pinch Anna Punch who obtained the most points scored in one jam.
Two women left the track on Saturday against their will. Mad Hatter who was expelled in the dying moments of the second period and our favorite blonde, Penelope Pitslut who, in a distracted moment on the Pivot line, fell and suffered a spiral fracture of her Tibia and Fibia. Lots of healing wishes sent to you Pitslut!
A big shout out to all of our lovely volunteers who steped up and made the season opener such a success.
The Sun State Roller Girls are looking forward to the second bout of the season, coming up on Saturday 11 October at the Beenleigh Arena doors open at 6:30pm.