Rossland and Trail combine roller derby teams

The Rossland and Trail roller derby teams have fused into the Rossland Trail Roller Girls.

  • Jan. 30, 2013 10:00 a.m.

There have been a few changes to the West Kootenay Roller Derby League in the off-season.

Namely, in an effort to simplify the league, it has fused together the Rossland and Trail teams into a hybrid.

The new team is called the Rossland Trail Roller Girls, or RTRG for short.

There has also been a merging of two former Nelson teams under the title of the Kill Joys.

The reason for the elimination of two teams was that having seven teams led to too much work for the dedicated volunteers, sponsors, players and their supportive families to put on the many bouts.

The new five-team league is gearing up for some hard hitting bouts this spring. Meanwhile, the league’s travel team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, train for nationals.

The new Rossland Trail team is currently looking for “fresh meat” (newbies) to fill its roster. Roller derby is a competitive contact sport that has all types of players, from the agile skater breaking through the pack to the strong sturdy blocker.

All the potential player needs is a good attitude and a will to learn.

Women interested in giving it a whirl are encouraged to check out the team in action this Sunday, when a Fresh Meat and Greet will follow the team’s regular practice.

To find out more information on RTRG and full details on the event follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/rtrollergirls.

 

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