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First ever Australian National Roller Derby Championships Morayfield Sport & Events Centre 5th-7th October
October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Morayfield is on a roll. The Australian National Roller Derby Championships comes to town.
This spring will see the states clash in a battle for skating supremacy!
Get ready for a weekend packed with full contact Roller Derby action at the Morayfeild Sports and Event Centre. You will see womens and junior state representative teams take to the track in a bid to bring glory to their home state.
The three days of competition will feature skaters from more than 25 different leagues across Australia. Athletes who have undergone grueling selection and weeks of state team training and are ready to battle it out for the title of National Champion.
Meet Lachlan ‘Yeah Nah’ Buke fresh from representing Australia in the USA at the world junior roller derby championships and representing junior Team Queensland at The Nationals. Ranking 4th in the world Lachlan says “To represent my country was a great honor, I’m immensely proud to have been a part of the 2018 junior roller derby world cup in America. To be a part of a team that came together from all over Australia was an experience I will never forget and will be forever grateful to be a part of this sport that has allowed me to achieve this accomplishment at only 16 Years old.” At the Roller Derby Nationals you can watch Lachlan and other Australian representative junior skaters take to the track.
In its 1st year at Morayfeild we hope to see the Australian National Roller Derby Championships build a solid home in Morayfield. Bringing players & athletes from all around Australia each year to compete at this 3 day high speed, full contact, championship event.
Event organizer Rosie Richards says: ‘We are so excited to be hosting such a high caliber Roller Derby tournament with so much Australian talent. Previous tournaments this size have been in Adelaide or Canberra so this is a real win for the Morayfeild .’
Morayfield will benefit from a $539,000 economic boost when the 2018 Roller Derby National Championships comes to town next month.
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, Councillor Koliana Winchester said more than 300 competitors and officials will head to the region from across the nation for the roller derby championships.
“We are thrilled to welcome Derby Fest for the 2018 Roller Derby National Championships and I am sure the event, which is expected to attract more than 400 spectators, will get hearts racing with every twist, turn and jam in this fast-paced sport,” she said.
“Amid all the action, major sporting events such as this championships open many economic opportunities in our region supporting local businesses, sporting clubs and hotels along the way.
“Moreton Bay is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas and we pride ourselves on our strong sporting culture and active lifestyle so this event is a perfect for our region.”
Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel said the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre (MSEC) was the perfect place to host the roller derby championships.
“MSEC is a stand out multipurpose facility boasting three courts that can cater for a wide variety of activities and sports such as roller derby and the recently held the Judo championships,” he said.
“I am pleased to say that just two months ago we commenced construction on the major $7.8 million upgrade of MSEC.
“The sod turn marked the first major milestone in this project, which will see will see two new multipurpose courts constructed together with a new events space for conferences and trade shows, adding to the three popular multi-purpose courts.
“The upgrade will also see new retractable seating for more than 1,000 spectators plus new changerooms, amenities and a commercial-grade kitchen.
“I am excited about this project as we look forward to hosting more great sporting events at this great facility for years to come.
“While in Moreton Bay be sure to make the most of the weekend and enjoy all that our region has to offer in your spare time.
“Why not check out stunning D’Aguilar National Park, beautiful Bribie Island beaches and Pumicestone Passage or fly a kite at Pelican Park in Clontarf, there is just so much to see in the beautiful Moreton Bay Region.”
The event will be opens to the public from 9-6pm Saturday to Sunday. Game entry is $10 on the door and children under 12 are free.