SAT AM: The crowd went wild here in Auckland as our illustrious All Scars represented Pirate City Rollers in their first battle of the weekend, taking on Boston Roller Derby at the Division 2 Playoffs in Pittsburgh, USA. Pirate supporters hunkered down for early morning viewing parties to enjoy what turned out to be an epic battle between equals. After two furious halves, and some knife-edge jams, the final score was an agonisingly close 194–184 in Boston’s favour. It was an incredible performance from the All Scars, and a trailblazing achievement as the first New Zealand team to ever participate in the WFTDA Divisional Playoffs.
In their own words, “It was an intense game with multiple lead changes and we are all stoked with how we represented our team, league, and country”. HECK YEAH!
Back here in Auckland, a piratical hoard of extremely proud fans wait excitedly for the team’s second game against Bear City Roller Derby tomorrow (Sunday, NZ time).
For more info, and a hot-off-the-track interview with our AS, check out the Facebook page HERE!