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National Roller Derby Tournament
Central Energy Trust Arena
The New Zealand Roller Derby National Champs are coming back to Palmy!
Teams from all over New Zealand will converge at Central Energy Trust Arena, and battle it out on track to take the Cup.
Reigning champs, Christchurch’s ‘Dead End Derby’, will be defending their title against the likes of Auckland’s ‘Pirate City Rollers’, Wellingtons ‘Richter City’, and of course, Manawatu’s very own representative team, “Swamp City”!
But what is Roller derby, you say? Roller derby is an action packed, full contact sport played on quad roller skates. With roots in spectacle sports such as wrestling, the sport has exploded in popularity since its re-birth in the early 2000’s, becoming a legitimate competitive sport across the globe. The 2019 New Zealand National Championship will kick off on Saturday 19th Oct, 8am, with games being held in Central Energy Trust Arena 2 and 3. The grand finale will be played on Sunday the 20th, at 4pm, in Arena 2.