Photography by Angela McConnell
I seem to be getting further and further behind with my poor neglected blog – hopefully I will be more attentive to it in the next few months 😦
After a standout performance at The Great Southern Slam in Adelaide over the June long weekend, the VRDL cranked back into action with some interstate bouts.
The VRDL “Backbench” vs BRDL’s The Rat Pack opened the double header. There was some very very good skating and overall it was a close bout with the final score VRDL B 113 vs BRDL The Rat Pack 95
Some shots from the first bout
The second bout was bound to be a bit frought for Geoff and me, VRDL All Stars vs Canberra Roller Derby League given he is a Canberra native and we lived there for 2 1/2 years. I know that I was definitely going for the VRDL All Stars but I’m still not sure who Geoff ended up gunning for. Loved the Canberra milk inspired helmet on one the skaters and the bright green leg warmers reminded me of watching the Canberra Raiders.
The All Stars were still running hot after their epic win at TGSS and tended to dominate the bout. Canberra did very well though and it was so good to know that these girls are bringing some life back to the capital.
Some shot from the second bout
Final score VRDL All Stars 191 vs CRDL 57
Next bout is Saturday 4th September
Tickets will go on sale at the VRDL website but you better be quick because all tickets are selling out in under an hour at the moment.