Roller Derby Team New Zealand

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Roller Derby Team New Zealand
Team New Zealand roller derby.gif
Founded 2011
League Roller Derby World Cup
Colours Black and white
Head coach Pieces of Hate (head)
Fia Fasi Oe? (assistant)
Manager Elle Qaeda
Championships 8th place at 2011 Roller Derby World Cup
Broadcasters Derby News Network
Website teamnzrollerderby.tumblr.com

Roller Derby Team New Zealand is the New Zealand national representative women's flat track roller derby team. Roller Derby Team New Zealand was founded in 2011 to compete in the inaugural Roller Derby World Cup.[1][2]

History[edit]

Roller Derby Team New Zealand Probables v. Possibles bout, 22 October 2011. World Cup MVP, Skate the Muss, second from left.

Roller derby skaters throughout New Zealand were invited to try out for places in the training squad.

The squad met monthly to train in Hamilton.[3] Final selections for the team to travel to Toronto for the Roller Derby World Cup were released after a final training and selection bout between the "Probables" and the "Possibles" in New Plymouth in conjunction with the AoteaRUMBLE roller derby training retreat.[4]

Team roster[edit]

2011 team roster[edit]

The travel team for the 2011 World Cup was announced on Tuesday 25 October 2011.[5] (skaters' league affiliations as of the time of the announcement)

Number Name League
Axl-Slash-R Northland Nightmares
Bad Jelly the Bitch Pirate City Rollers
Big Mack Pirate City Rollers
Black Panther Dead End Derby
Evil K'Neevil Dead End Derby
Fia Fasi Oe? Pirate City Rollers
Hurricane Hori (Captain) Pirate City Rollers
Lawless Mess Dead End Derby
Miss Chevus Mynx Dead End Derby
Miss Metal Militia Hellmilton Roller Ghouls
Pentakill Pirate City Rollers
Perky Nah Nah Pirate City Rollers
Pieces of Hate Pirate City Rollers
Poison Petal Hellmilton Roller Ghouls
Poison Pixie Mount Militia Derby Crew
Skate the Muss Pirate City Rollers
Solid Sarge Northland Nightmares
Terror Satana Pirate City Rollers
Tuff Bikkies Richter City Roller Derby
Pieces of Hate (Head Coach) Pirate City Rollers
Fia Fasi Oe? (Assistant Coach) Pirate City Rollers
Elle Qaeda (Manager) Pirate City Rollers

2011 Roller Derby World Cup[edit]

Roller Derby Team New Zealand competed in the inaugural Roller Derby World Cup, held 1–4 December 2011 in Toronto, Canada.[6]

Group stage[edit]

Team New Zealand was drawn in Group C, with Team USA and Team Scotland.[7]

  • In their first bout, Team New Zealand was beaten 377:8 by Team USA.[8]
  • In their second bout, Team New Zealand beat Team Scotland 124:111.[9]

Elimination stage[edit]

Team New Zealand was ranked 9th after the group stage.[10]

  • In the first round of the Elimination stage, Team New Zealand beat Team Germany 142:127.[11]
  • In the quarter final round, Team New Zealand was beaten by Team USA 470:8.[12]

Consolation stage[edit]

Team New Zealand entered the Consolation Stage at Round 2.

Final Placement[edit]

Team New Zealand finished the World Cup in 8th place.

Skate the Muss was awarded the title of MVP for the team.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roller Derby World Cup Teams Roster, "TEAMS | Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup Hosted by Toronto Roller Derby", Retrieved on 9 December 2011.
  2. ^ Roller Derby Team New Zealand Information Page, "Information – Roller Derby Team NZ", Retrieved on 9 December 2011.
  3. ^ The Dominion Post, "Tuff Bikkies up against world's best", Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  4. ^ AoteaRUMBLE 2011 Event Page, "AoteaRUMBLE 2011 – Mountain City Rollers", Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  5. ^ Roller Derby Team New Zealand home page, "Roller Derby Team NZ – Page 1", Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  6. ^ Derby News Network, "Scores | Derby News Network", Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  7. ^ Derby News Network, "Roller Derby World Cup Groups Set", Retrieved 10 December 2011
  8. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup: USA Hammers New Zealand, 377–8", Retrieved 10 December 2011
  9. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup: New Zealand Holds Off Scotland, 124–111" Retrieved 10 December 2011
  10. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup Elimination Round Set", Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  11. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup: (9) New Zealand Upsets (8) Germany, 143–127", Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  12. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup: (1) USA Flattens (9) New Zealand, 470–8", Retrieved 10 December 2011
  13. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup Consolation: (5) Sweden Dodges (9) New Zealand, 94–66", Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  14. ^ Derby News Network, "World Cup 7th Place: (6) France Rejects (9) New Zealand, 180–129", Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  15. ^ Roller Derby AU "DAY FOUR: Roller Derby World Cup", Retrieved 9 December 2011.