Convict City Roller Derby League

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Convict City Roller Derby League
League logo
Metro area Hobart, Tasmania
Country Australia
Founded 2009
Teams The Convicts (A team)
Deadly Nightslays
Femmes Brutale
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Aurora Sports Stadium, Clarence Sports Centre and Woody's Skate & Play
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type Not for profit
Website http://www.convictcityrollers.org.au

Convict City Roller Derby League (CCR) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Hobart, Tasmania. It was Tasmania's second league as it formation in 2009,[1] Convict City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History[edit]

Convict City's first public bout, "Inaugural Brawl", came courtesy of Van Diemen Rollers in late 2010,[3] where they were soundly defeated by the Diemens.

Ballarat's Rat Pack take on The Convicts in November 2010.

Convict City had their first interstate interleague bout in November, 2010, when Ballarat Roller Derby League ("The Rat Pack") travelled to Tasmania to take them on.[4][5] Ballarat won by a convincing 213 points to 56.[6]

Convict City was the 2011 Tasmanian champion, winning the three-way tournament "Queens of the Skate Age" with Tasmania's two other Leagues, the South Island Sirens and Van Diemen Rollers. Convict City defeated Van Diemen to win the championship.[7] The championship victory was Convict City's second-ever win; their first was the preliminary victory over South Island.[1]

In September 2014, Convict City joined the WFTDA Apprentice Program,[8] and was made a full member of the WFTDA in January 2016.[9]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2016 300 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tassie Roller Derby: Get Your Skates On | think-tasmania.com". think-tasmania.com. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Convict City Rollers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Inaugural Brawl". Convicts vs Van Diemens. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Kidd, Briony (25 November 2010). "Convict City Rollers to shred the Rat Pack". ABC Hobart. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Burin, Margaret (26 November 2010). "Roller derby rat pack ready to destroy convict city". ABC Ballarat. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Who is BRDL". Ballarat Roller Derby League. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Wise, Beck (7 June 2012). "Feature Preview: The Great Southern Slam | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 8 New Apprentice Members - LatestNews - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes26 New Member Leagues - LatestNews - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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