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2011 Season Launch

2011. A return to grassroots derby. Back to an era of gritty underground bouts with plenty of blood, sweat and tears. An era of crushing victories and devastating losses, dished up on a platter for our die-hard fans – the community that so faithfully rode the waves of excitement with us as we grew into the five awesome teams we are today. Our focus this year is on local bouts – no distractions, no excuses. Just the edge-of-your-seat excitement that you’ve come to expect from Adelaide Roller Derby, and it’s all for you.

Title holders the Road Train Rollers are keen to crank it up a gear and steamroll through the opposition. In their second year, the Wild Hearses want to swoop the competition with their legion of walking dead in tow. The Mile Die Club intends to dive-bomb from on high, taking every jammer with them. And whilst their nautical kisses may prove alluring, the Salty Dolls desire nothing more than a swift water burial for any wayward sailor. Keeping watch on the madness and mayhem is Ref Team Zebra, back with a full complement of peeled eyes to make sure all the sharpened toothbrushes and knuckle-dusters are left on the bench.

In 2011 we’ll skate the same track, we’ll pound the same concrete, and go for the big hits if the opportunity presents. We’ll wear our team colours with pride. 2011 – it’s all about you. When will you be getting your fix of ferocious ladies out for blood this year?

The season starts 20 March with a face-off between the Mile Die Club and the Road Train Rollers, followed a week later by a bout between the Wild Hearses and the Salty Dolls on 26 March. Tickets for all bouts are available through OZTIX or 1300762545 + these outlets: Elevator Music, Krypton Discs, Mr V Music and Live Clothing. All tickets $10+bf online or $15 at the door if available – children under 5 are free. See you there!

Venue: The Adelaide Showground (enter through Rose Terrace gate). Saturday games – doors open at 6pm. Sunday games – doors open at 2pm.

Download the 2011 season poster here!