Roller Derby France represents France in women's international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in seventh place.
Head coach Amelia Scareheart stated that the team's aim was to gain experience to strengthen itself for future contests.
The team brought around a dozen supporters to the World Cup in [1 ] Toronto. [2 ]
France won their first round bout against
Team Brazil, by 212 points to 138, but lost to [3 ] Team England by 383 to 14 in the quarter final. In the placement round, they beat [4 ] Team New Zealand 180 to 129, to finish in seventh place. [5 ]
Team roster [ edit ]
2011 team roster [ edit ]
The initial roster was selected from about forty applicants by the coaching staff of the team: Amelia Scareheart, Bravehurt, Dixie Pixie and Slash Gordon.
( [1 ] league affiliations listed as of at the time of the announcement)
References [ edit ]
^ a b Corentin Rocher, " La France participe à la première Coupe du monde de roller derby", , 2 December 2011 Le Monde (French)
^ " Les patineuses états-uniennes ont remporté la première Coupe du monde de roller derby, dimanche 5 décembre, à Toronto (Canada)", , 5 December 2011 Le Monde (French)
^ Lex Talionis, " World Cup: (6) France Knocks Out (11) Brazil, 212–138", , 2 December 2011 Derby News Network
^ Lex Talionis, " World Cup: (3) England Tramples (6) France, 383–14", , 3 December 2011 Derby News Network
^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, " "World Cup 7th Place: (6) France Rejects (9) New Zealand, 180–129", , 6 December 2011. Derby News Network