Several of our members will be taking part in Battle on the Bent Track 2016 as part of Proud to Play NZ. It’s the first time the Battle’s made it to Aotearoa, and we’re proud to be supporting this great event! Make sure you head along to The Trusts Arena this weekend and check out one (or all!) of the eleven games being played this weekend. Click for more info!
The Pirate City Rollers are heading to the 2014 Great Southern Slam (TGSS)! It’s been called the world’s biggest roller derby event by Derby News Network, with 30 leagues from throughout New Zealand and Australia competing at the 2012 tournament in Adelaide.
The All Scars put on a good showing at the first ever TGSS in 2010, coming fourth out of 16 leagues. In 2012 the All Scars faced tough opponents in Northern Brisbane, Brisbane City, Wollongong and Sydney, and made it to the quarter finals before finishing in a respectable eighth place.
After international bouting experience against Hawaii, VRDL’s Queen Bees, and Northern Brisbane Rollers in 2013, and taking out the NZ Derby Royale national tournament undefeated in 2013, the All Scars are aiming high for the 2014 TGSS and can’t wait to fly over for the tournament!
Day One and Day Two recaps of the 2012 TGSS are here
We’d dearly appreciate any and all help from friends and fans to get there – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates here.
Auckland’s original roller derby league, the Pirate City Rollers, have convincingly become the #1 league in the country after winning the National Derby Royale final in a much-anticipated match-up against the Auckland Roller Derby League (ARDL).
The Pirate City Roller’s top twenty skaters, the All Scars, took on five leagues from throughout the country during Day 1 and Day 2 of the competition over the long weekend in Palmerston North. It was the first time the All Scars had competed in the tournament since its inception last year.
The All Scars dominated pool play against teams from Christchurch, Hamilton, and Taranaki, before taking on a Kawerau side in the quarter-finals and the tournament’s hosts, Palmerston North, in the semi-final.
The All Scars faced another league from Auckland, and the winner’s of last year’s competition, the Auckland Roller Derby League, in a high-intensity bout for the Derby Royale championship title.
The All Scars’ fluid team-work, skilled skating, and competitive drive meant they dominated the game in front of a highly vocal crowd at Arena Manawatu, winning 279-120.
The Pirate City Rollers now close out their 2013 season as the number one ranked league in the country.
SCORES FROM THE NATIONAL DERBY ROYALE
Sixteen leagues from Northland through to Dunedin competed at the Derby Royale in Palmerston North on 26th/27th October.
PCR v Dead End Derby (Christchurch) // 153-21
PCR v Hellmilton Roller Ghouls (Hamilton) // 212-18
PCR v Taranaki Roller Corps (Taranaki) // 302-19
PCR v Kawerau Roller Derby (Kawerau) // 211-17
PCR v Swamp City Roller Rats (Palmerston North) // 134-58
PCR v Auckland Roller Derby League (Auckland) // 279-120
FOR INTERVIEWS OR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Pirate City Rollers’ Media Committee
ABOUT THE PIRATE CITY ROLLERS:
The Pirate City Rollers was founded in 2006 as one of the first roller derby leagues outside of North America.
The league recently made history as the first New Zealand side to become full members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the governing body of the sport. Full membership of the Association means the Pirate City Rollers are able to compete against, and be ranked amongst, the best roller leagues internationally.
Seven Pirate City Rollers’ skaters were selected to play for Team New Zealand at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, with the Coach and Assistant Coach for the team also coming from the league. The same Coach has been selected to train next year’s 2014 Team New Zealand, with try-outs expected to be held in Auckland in December.