We’re not in Kansas anymore. WA Roller Derby has been whisked away to the wonderful land of Oz for its first intraleague bout of the season. In this dream world, WARD teams Sonic Doom and Electric Scream have new players, new captains and an all new look. Favourites such as Taye Q Down, Juicy M Suffer, Steely Neil and Karmen Adairya will still be there and so will WARD’s newest All Star Hot Wheels. Added to the line-up will be new heroes such as Dotty Deranged, Darth Vida, Madamage and Kalgoorlie skaters including Bang Bang Lou Lou.
Playing in a roller derby bout is the reward at the end of a long yellow brick road of training, perseverance and a refusal to let this tough sport get you down. WARD is thrilled to be able to welcome so many newly bouting skaters to the two teams. But there will be no wizard on the track, just brutal blockers, savvy pivots and determined jammers. With a combination of experience and new talent, the teams will be tougher, faster and smarter than ever before.
There may be no ruby roller skates to get these skaters home but WARD girls bring their brain, courage and, perhaps most importantly, heart to each bout. Which team will have the strength and skill to claim victory? As always, the night will have market stalls, merchandise and entertainment as well as some of the State’s newest derby girls in action. Be trackside to see the Screams and Dooms new uniforms unveiled, see their new players love the hell out of roller derby and cheer loud for your favourite skaters.
WARD’s last bout sold out so roller derby fans should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.
When: Saturday, August 20. Doors open 6pm, first whistle at 7pm.
Where: Midvale Speed Dome. Eddie Barron Drive, Midvale
Tickets: $11 adults, $6 children – available online (Booking fees may apply)
Other things: Midvale Speed Dome gets a little chilly, so rug up. Bring a cushion if you’d like to sit rinkside (at your own risk, over 18s only). There will be marketstalls, merchandise, food and drink for sale (including a licensed section) but no ATM so bring cash.