The Salty Dolls vs Wild Hearses

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The Salty Dolls

Nearly 2 years ago we went to a Roller Derby match. It was near the end of season 1 in Adelaide.   Adelaide had 3 teams then.

Today we went to the first match of the 3rd season. Now there are 4 teams. Popularity is growing, there was a record crowd today of about 2000. It can only get bigger!

I used to watch Roller Derby as a child. That was when the American teams came to Australia. I went to the last match in Adelaide for the American teams. I don't know why but they were heading home and with that I think Roller Derby died in Australia. It is on a comeback!              The main reason we went to todays bout was because last year our daughters friend Renae started training.

A Referree and a Zebra!
After all the training and tryouts Renae was placed in the Salty Dolls team. Her Derby name is D'Juana Fightme. Today she was proud of her performance. One thing she was proud of was that she stacked it and ended up in the crowd. Renae is sporting a bruise that could get quite black by the end of the night.

Although their team lost, they did extremely well.  It is fun to watch but isn't the same as the games that I remember. It is played on a conctrete floor now. This also means that people are sitting in the firing line. They are warned but of course don't listen, so a few crowd members ended up with skaters on top of them. I hope the game will become popular enough that they can get a proper banked track. That really makes the game very interesting. We will happily go again though. :-)

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The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
A Referree and a Zebra!
A Referree and a Zebra!
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls and the back of a …
The Salty Dolls and the back of a…
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
Commentry box and score board
Commentry box and score board
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
Waiting for the game to start
Waiting for the game to start
My friends from work
My friends from work
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
The Wild Hearses
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
The Salty Dolls
Safety checks
Safety checks
Safety checks
Safety checks
Safety checks
Safety checks
Pre game huddle
Pre game huddle
Pre game huddle
Pre game huddle
The game has begun
The game has begun
A stop in the game as a Wild Hears…
A stop in the game as a Wild Hear…
Still waiting
Still waiting
The Wild Hearses won!!!!!!!!
The Wild Hearses won!!!!!!!!
My hug with DJuana Fightme
My hug with D'Juana Fightme
We are good friends
We are good friends
DJuana Fightme is a bit thirsty?
D'Juana Fightme is a bit thirsty?
The start of a bruise
The start of a bruise
Another shot of the bruise
Another shot of the bruise
Happy with her performance
Happy with her performance
Satisfaction :-)
Satisfaction :-)
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photo by: shirlan