Team Sweden represents Sweden in women's international roller derby. The team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in sixth place.
Sweden's first bout was on 8 October 2011, against
Team Finland in Helsinki, in what Stockholm Roller Derby claimed was "the world's first Roller Derby bout between two nations". Sweden won by 135 points to 71. [1 ] One of the team's skaters predicted that Sweden would finish in the top five at the World Cup. [2 ] [3 ]
At the World Cup, Sweden lost their quarter final to
Australia by 126 points to 80, then beat [4 ] New Zealand and lost to Finland in the consolations stage, to finish in sixth place. [5 ] [6 ]
Team roster [ edit ]
2011 team roster [ edit ]
During the first tryout for the team, three skaters suffered fractures.
Nineteen of the team's initial twenty-skater roster came from [3 ] Women's Flat Track Derby Association-affiliated leagues, the large majority from the Crime City Rollers and Stockholm Roller Derby. The list below is the roster used for Team Sweden's appearance at the [7 ] 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, with the skaters' league affiliations being those as of at the time of the announcement:
Coaching staff [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Sweden vs Finland". Stockholm Roller Derby . Retrieved 12 December 2011.
^ "Upcoming Events". Team Finland . Retrieved 12 December 2011.
^ a b Marcus Carlsson, " Skånsk insats i världens första roller derby-VM", , 2 December 2012 Metro Skåne
^ Justice Feelgood Marshall (5 December 2011). "World Cup: (4) Australia Restrains (5) Sweden, 126-80". Derby News Network . Retrieved 9 December 2011.
^ Talionis, Lex (3 December 2011). "World Cup Consolation: (5) Sweden Dodges (9) New Zealand, 94-66". Derby News Network . Retrieved 12 December 2011.
^ Talionis, Lex (6 December 2011). "World Cup 5th Place: (10) Finland Slips By (5) Sweden, 126-100". Derby News Network . Retrieved 12 December 2011.
^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup". Women's Flat Track Derby Association. 1 November 2011 . Retrieved 12 December 2011.