Savages urge public to roll up for home clash

Augusta Margaret River Times
The Maragret River Cabernet Savages roller derby team will head to the Great Southern Slam next week.
Camera IconThe Maragret River Cabernet Savages roller derby team will head to the Great Southern Slam next week. Credit: Therese Colman/Therese Colman

Back from their win at the Great Southern Slam tournament, Margaret River Roller Derby’s Cabernet Savages are getting ready to play their first and only home game of the year on Sunday.

The Cab Savs will face off against Kwinana’s Dread Pirate Rollers at the Margaret River Recreation Centre from 11.30am.

Sarah Kissel has been involved with the team since its founding in 2010 and said the upcoming match was a great opportunity for families to experience the excitement of the game. “Roller derby is really fast-paced and is great fun to watch,” she said.

Unlike many other team sports, roller derby is suitable for people of all ages and fitness abilities.

“The beauty about roller derby is that no matter what size or shape you are, there is a place and a role for you,” Ms Kissel said.

The Cabernet Savages have scaled back their training regime since competing in the GSS and have enjoyed the opportunity to train with other regional teams in the lead-up to the double derby.

Children will receive free entry and adult tickets can be bought at the door for $5.

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