Roller Derby rough ‘n tumble event is on

READY: Devil State Derby League's Samara 'Rambo Sambo' Digney and Jackie 'Hatey Hate' Kosta prepare for Saturday's Roller Derby Spring Break competition. Picture: Paul Scambler

READY: Devil State Derby League's Samara 'Rambo Sambo' Digney and Jackie 'Hatey Hate' Kosta prepare for Saturday's Roller Derby Spring Break competition. Picture: Paul Scambler

Rolling rough ‘n’ tumble will be taking over in the Roller Derby Spring Break event this Saturday. 

Three teams from Tasmania will be competing, along with the Geelong Roller Derby League, in a round robin vying for the ultimate grand final prize. 

The event, hosted by the Devil State Derby League comprises seven bouts of about two hours, promising great spectator fun. 

The full contact sport involves teams of five, one ‘jammer’ and four ‘blockers’, on a round track, hip and shouldering opponents out of the way in an effort to help their ‘jammer’ lap members of the other team to score points.

“There's a lot of contact, a lot of blocking and weaving and lot of excitement and some of the girls even get a bit of air,” Devil State League Derby League committee member Jackie ‘Hatey Hate’ Kosta said. “It really is very addictive and very exciting once you get into it.”

The event is on at the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena from 10am on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and under 12’s are free. 

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