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The Boutlaws put their best skate forward in 5×5 Championship

A fresh Boutlaws team took to the track on Saturday 23 March for the first round of NSW’s premier roller derby contest, the 5×5 Championship.

Hosted by Outcast Roller Derby (OCD) at the PCYC in Bateau Bay on the NSW Central Coast, Western Sydney Rollers’ (WSR) representative team, The Boutlaws, sidled into town to take on OCD in the Battlegrounds competition.

The Boutlaws’ freshly announced team had a short preparation for the start of the season and experienced the loss of a team member before the game even got going. Footwork specialist, Natty Long Legs was scheduled to play, but was unable to take to the track due to illness.  The Boutlaws put on their big girl derby panties, and rolled on to display their skills on the track.

In the first jam had long time Boutlaws player ‘Newton’s Nightmare’ threw caution to the wind and put on the Jammer star, kicking the bout off with the “maximum effort” attitude that is synonymous with The Boutlaws.

We spoke with trainer and veteran player ‘Houso (aka Sneaky Stackhouse)’ after the bout; “This is a new Boutlaws team. We have some experienced players combining with fresh Boutlaws. This bout highlighted the area we need to work on as a group to strengthen our defensive lines and grow our Jammer skills.”

The combined power of ‘BuzzKill’ and ‘Bad Samaritan’ took on the job of Bench Managers; “The Boutlaws is a dynamic team that feels like extended family. Like all families we can always find areas to improve and from this bout we will look at tightening up our communication style.”

Round 1 did not work in favour of the Boutlaws with the final score WSR 95 vs OCD 170.

Congratulations to the Boutlaws and OCD’s Most Valuable Players (MVP):

  • MVP Blocker WSR – ‘Caustic Collision’
  • MVP Jammer WSR – ‘Crash Test Dolly’
  • MVP Blocker OCD – ‘Gnarly Quinn’
  • MVP Jammer OCD – ‘Desley Snipe’

Thank you to OCD for hosting the spectacular first round of the 5×5 Championship for all of the teams involved.

The next round in the 5×5 Championship for the Boutlaws is on 22 June at Hawkesbury Indoor Sports Stadium, hosted by Northern Beaches Roller Girls.

Thank you to all the supporters, sponsors and fans for being a part of the Boutlaws and Western Sydney Rollers. Connect with us on facebookInstagram and YouTube to keep in touch!

     

Meet The Boutlaws – Western Sydney Rollers’ 2019 travel team

Western Sydney Rollers’ representative roller derby team is called The Boutlaws. The Boutlaws is a travel team that competes in the elite NSW 5×5 Roller Derby Competition.

The Boutlaws train hard so that they can fully enjoy playing in the 5×5 Roller Derby Championship. This year The Boutlaws will compete in the Battlegrounds class of the competition. They also look forward to meeting players from other leagues around the state, socialising at the Championship after party.

It takes time, dedication and expert skating skills to make it onto The Boutlaws. The players, Bench Managers and trainers must work together to achieve success in the mad-house that is roller derby.

Western Sydney Rollers proudly presents The Boutlaws of 2019:

Player name and number

  • ElleMental 05
  • Natty Long Legs 11
  • Bee Sting 120
  • Kiss My Hyde 155
  • Sneaky Stackhouse 21
  • Down Unda Thunda 2412
  • Honey Badger 25
  • Kitty SlamHer 41
  • Newton’s Nightmare 44
  • Crash Test Dolly 46
  • Pixiematosis 5
  • Dev Elish Desire 69
  • Caustic Collission 88
  • Shorley Tremble 713

Bench Managers (Benchies)

  • BuzzKill 636
  • Bad Samaritan 666
  • Shorley Tremble 713

The first game of the 5 x 5 Championship rolls into Bateau Bay on Saturday 23 March, 2019. 

Keep up with the activities of The Boutlaws on our website and follow Western Sydney Rollers on facebook and instagram. The Boutlaws love supporters, so come along and enjoy cheering them on!

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Interested in joining in?

The Boutlaws is a women’s team consisting of bout ready skaters. We are currently recruiting both women and men to play roller derby. Contact newmembers@westernsydneyrollers.com.au

New member intake

Western Sydney Rollers is hosting an information session and new member intake in March, 2019.  

On Friday 15 March 2019, the team from Western Sydney Rollers will be at The Colonial Hotel from 7.30pm to host an information session.

If you’re interested in joining roller derby; as a referee, official (on or off skates), a player or supporter, come along to The Colonial.  Grab a meal and a drink, relax and get to know some of our members while you ask them all the questions abut this great game and how you can add roller derby to your life.

Our newest members will be able to start on Sunday 31 March from 5pm. Freshies will meet at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre (30 Herbert St., Cambridge Park) to start their roller derby Journey.  The first freshie session will start with an orientation and information, followed by an off-skates fitness session and some light introductory skating.

If you have any questions, send an email to newmembers@westernsydneyrollers.com.au

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