Breakers in back-to-back wins at State tournament

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The Albany ‘Great Southern Breakers’ Roller Derby Team
Camera IconThe Albany ‘Great Southern Breakers’ Roller Derby Team Credit: Natalie Jarvis

The Albany Great Southern Breakers have rolled back into town with back-to-back wins in the first round of the Boom State Clash State tournament.

Held at Irwin Recreation Centre in Port Denison on March 2, the game pumped with roller derby action from teams across WA.

After their brilliant wins, the Great Southern Breakers, captained by Hazel Mitchell and Natalie Jarvis, are now the highest-ranked team in WA.

The move also took the team up to 133rd place on the Pacific region scoreboard.

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Albany played a strategic game, using clean gameplay and cohesive pack work from blockers.

Jammer Michelle Backhouse brought her experience and strategy to the games and new player Alyce Southwood took home the MVP award for the tournament.

“Back-to-back wins at the first round of the WA State tournament Boom State Clash saw Albany come home with wins and great performances against Geraldton and Dread Pirate Rollers,” Jarvis said.

“The team went into the tournament wanting to represent our town of Albany with athleticism and professionalism. We did Albany proud with not only excellent gameplay and teamwork but off the track, our team players volunteering to officiate other games held over the weekend.”

The Albany team will host round 2 of the round-robin tournament in May, with all teams across WA to compete at The Track.

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