Cabernet Savages take crown as regional victors
Margaret River Roller Derby’s Cabernet Savages were named the No.1 team from regional WA at the Great Southern Slam last weekend.
Held in South Australia every two years, the GSS is the biggest roller derby tournament in the world, hosting more than 50 teams from Australia and New Zealand.
The Cab Savs’ first bout against South Sea Sirens from Melbourne ended in a loss, but player LeeAnne “Pardon my French” French said strategies to add to their collection were taken from the game.
Victory was claimed in their second game against the East Coast Collective, and French said it was a thrilling match.
“There were some anxious moments with high penalties, causing skaters form both teams to be fouled out,” she said.
“The Cabernet Savages managed to ‘calm the farm’ and claim victory on the final whistle, 207 to 186,” she said.
The Cab Savs are looking for new recruits at their Fresh Meat intake on Monday.
The information session starts at 6.30pm at the Rec Centre.
Players aged 18 and over of any skill level are encouraged to sign up, and skates and safety gear are available to hire.
For more information, visit the Margaret River Roller Derby Facebook page.
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