27 October 2014

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

| Heather Lansdowne
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This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands, and as always the community atmosphere was in full swing with music, dancing and face-painting on offer.


The first bout of the night decided third and fourth positions in the league. The Black ‘N’ Blue Belles took on the Brindabelters, and were in the lead for the majority of the bout. However in the nail-biting final minutes, lead jammer Berry Bad from the Brindabelters managed to bring home enough points to take out the match. The final score came in at an extremely close 144-140. Most Valuable Players for the game were Shortstop playing for the Belles and Berry Bad for the Belters.


The second game saw the Surly Griffins take on the Red Bellied Black Hearts to decide on first and second place for the 2014 season. This game was also a close one, with the lead changing several times. Ultimately the Surly Griffins took out the title with 137 points to the Black Hearts’ 114. Bambi von Smash’er took out the MVP title for the Black Hearts while formidable jammer Harlot O’Scara won the honor for the Surly Griffins.


While the season is now over, the League will be hosting a 10 week learn-to-skate ‘Freshmeat’ program for anyone interested in brushing up on their skating skills or trying out for the league. An information night will be held for particiapnts, and expressions of interest can be emailed to crdltraining@gmail.com.


Try outs for the 2015 season will be held in February 2015.

Congratulations to the Surley Griffins and the rest of the teams who fought hard on Saturday!

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