Sydney Roller Derby League

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Sydney Roller Derby League
League logo
Metro area Sydney, New South Wales
Country Australia
Founded 2008
Track type(s) Flat
Affiliations WFTDA
Website sydneyrollerderby.com

Sydney Roller Derby League (SRDL) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in the New South Wales city of Sydney. Founded in 2007, Sydney is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

Canberra Roller Derby League interstate match at AIS Arena against the Sydney Roller Derby League Assassins.

Sydney Roller Derby League was established in late 2007, by a handful of women interested in creating a league in which to play roller derby. The league has been steadily growing ever since. It now has over 90 members.[citation needed]

Sydney Roller Derby League held its first full competitive season in 2009 with just two home teams, the Screaming Assault Sirens and the CBD'Viants, playing for the title of inaugural league champions. At the grand final some skaters from the Canberra Roller Derby League Canberra Roller Derby League were recruited as substitutes within the Screaming Assault Sirens as some players were out injured and one member of the Sirens was quarantined with possible swine flu.[2]

In 2010, the representative side for the league competed against the representative side from the Canberra Roller Derby League.[3]

On 11 December 2010, the Vice City Rollers competed against the Sydney Roller Derby League's all-star team, the Assassins, in a bout at AIS Arena billed as the "Lord of the Rink: The Two Towers".[4] In the previous meeting in Sydney between the two teams, Canberra lost by four points.[3]

In April 2013, Sydney was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program.[5] Sydney became a full member of the WFTDA in December 2014.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney Roller Derby League – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Evershed, Nicholas (20 July 2009). "When working day is done, superheroes really get skates on". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Canberra Times (10 December 2010). "Roller Derby: Canberra V Sydney". Canberra, Australia: Canberra Times. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Canberra Roller Derby League (11 December 2010). "Sydney City Assassins vs. Canberra Roller Derby League's Vice City Rollers". Roller Derby. Canberra, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League. 11 December 2010 (CRDL vs SRDL): 1. 
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 16 Apprentice Members", WFTDA, 26 April 2013
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 29 New Member Leagues - LatestNews - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 

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