Skaters set for derby mayhem

Florence Fightingale and Sweet Fanny Adams ham it up ahead of the smack down roller derby bout to be held on Saturday.
Florence Fightingale and Sweet Fanny Adams ham it up ahead of the smack down roller derby bout to be held on Saturday. Rob Williams

IPSWICH'S queens of carnage are set to fight it out in a roller derby “smack down” bout on Saturday.

The bout will be hosted by Ipswich-based club Brisbane City Rollers (BCR).

The club's two teams – the Ipswich City Sirens and the Brisbane MissFits – will compete for glory in the second round of a three-part local series.

In the first, held in April, the MissFits took out the round, with the Sirens “out for blood” this time around.

Jackie Collins, who skates for the Brisbane MissFits under the alias Florence Fightingale, said spectators could expect a highly physical display.

“It is a sport that puts on a bit of a show,” Ms Collins said.

On the night, spectators can grab a beer and a ringside seat to watch the girls battle it out, followed by a demo bout played by the co-ed league's male skaters. BCR is unusual in Australia, in that they let boys play in the traditionally female sport.

Doors open from 5.30pm at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Warwick Rd.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Moshtix via the website www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX (1300 438 849), priced at $12 for adults and $3 for children. Alternatively they can be purchased at the door priced at $18 for adults and $5 for children.

Topics:  brisbane city rollers, ipswich city sirens, ipswich showgrounds, roller derby



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