Roller Derby girls move up in the ranks after SMACKDOWN tournament

Menacing: The Breakwall Brawlers have been training hard over the last 12 months and recently competed in Sydney against some of Australia's best.

Menacing: The Breakwall Brawlers have been training hard over the last 12 months and recently competed in Sydney against some of Australia's best.

OVER the long weekend the Port Macquarie Roller Derby League had the opportunity to play high level and smart derby whilst proudly taking part in the Eastern Region Roller Derby (ERRD) Tournament dubbed SMACKDOWN.

The Breakwall Brawlers have been training hard over the last 12 months and were out to show the very best of teamwork, friendship and dedication to the sport. 

PMRDL first entered ERRD three years ago at 26th position. Last year they clawed their way up to 16th seed (B division), and this year they entered at 6th seed, making it into A division, versing the top teams form Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.

Having moved up into the first division the team knew they would have their work cut out for them, however they did the league proud.

The Brawlers had the chance to play against many of their Derby idols in 3 tough bouts, which kept fans on the edge of their seats. 

Unfortunately they didn’t come away with a win, however it did show them the way forward and allowed them to set new goals for next year.

Captain Roxalot added said she could not be prouder of the Brawlers and their performance as a team over the weekend.

“Our team made the A grade teams fight for every point, right to the very end. We would not be where we are with out or coaches Alby Mangled and Orgazmo,” she said. 

“We turned heads yet again and I'm so proud to be a part of such a wonderful team who really worked together to be recognised.

We turned heads yet again and I'm so proud to be a part of such a wonderful team. - 'Captain Roxalot'

“Port Macquarie Roller Derby League was honoured to be a part of this competition.”

Not only were the Breakwall Brawlers fantastic in their performances, but they also had two other members of the team playing in a 'Potluck' team, and several other members who travelled to officiate games and support the team. 

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