Boom State Clash coming

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Albany Roller Derby members' Natalie Jarvis, Tegan "Rolling" Stoney, Julie "Stax" Byrne-King and referee Jordan "JuJu" Carson.
Camera IconAlbany Roller Derby members' Natalie Jarvis, Tegan "Rolling" Stoney, Julie "Stax" Byrne-King and referee Jordan "JuJu" Carson. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

More than 100 Roller Derby players will roll into Albany this weekend for the Boom State Clash competition.

The Albany Great Southern Breakers are ready to defend their title as the highest-ranked regional team in WA.

This weekend will mark the first WA State Roller Derby tournament hosted in Albany, with players and officials coming from Perth, Geraldton, Margaret River, Armadale, Kwinana, Bunbury, Esperance and Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Great Southern Breakers captain Natalie “Splatalie” Jarvis said she was excited to welcome all WA Roller Derby teams to her home city.

“It’s a massive amount of work to put on six games over the weekend and I’m just really excited to get playing,” she said.

The local players have been training for six to nine hours a week ahead of the competition and they are eager to face their fiercest rivals, including the Margaret River team which beat them by 19 points last time.

“Each time we met them, it’s always been a very close game,” Jarvis said.

“We’ve been working really hard to make it our goal to beat them and to retain the title of best regional roller derby team in WA.”

Games will start at midday on Saturday and wrap up on Sunday morning.

Wood Fired Catering will be on-site and there will also be a breakfast barbecue on Sunday.

For details visit albanyroller derby.com.au.

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