Savages to host long weekend of skating clashes

The Cabernet Savages will meet the Sin City Rollers at the Margaret River Recreation Centre this Sunday March 1.
The Cabernet Savages will meet the Sin City Rollers at the Margaret River Recreation Centre this Sunday March 1.

Margaret River Roller Derby is preparing to host Geraldton Roller Derby - aka the Sin City Rollers - and WA Roller Derby (WayWARDS) this weekend.

As part of the meet, each team will play two games each on Sunday March 1.

The club's head of coaching, Sarah Astromksy, said the clash would be the Cabernet Savages's first game of the season.

"This is in the lead up to the main event on the Roller Derby schedule this year, which is The Great Southern Slam (TGSS) in Adelaide in July."

The largest roller derby event in the world, TGSS is held bi-annually.

"This will be the fourth time the Cabernet Savages have attended TGSS and are the only WA regional team to have a win at this challenging event which is attended by teams from across Australia and New Zealand," Astromksy said.

"Margaret River Roller Derby would love to see everyone there to cheer the home team on, support us in our effort to fundraise to get to Adelaide in July, and enjoy a fun family friendly event in the long weekend."

Games will be held at 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm on Sunday. Entry is just $5 per person, with children offered free entry.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.trybooking.com/BIDXQ

A pre-game, gender-inclusive scrimmage will be held on Saturday 29 February at 1:30pm.