Roller derby to crash Coffs
THUMPS, bumps, wild noise and plenty of colourful outfits could be in store for Coffs Coasters if two local women get their way.
Harking back to the entertainment of days gone by, local mum Allison Lowden and Kira Campbell are trying to bring back roller derby.
Ms Lowden is out spruiking for two teams to kick off a local competition and so far, it looks promising.
All but one of the women involved so far are mothers.
According to Ms Lowden “the interest must come from all that pent up aggression!
“But seriously, it is a full body contact sport but we’re not violent,” she said.
“Fitness is a big thing too but at the end of the day, it is a team sport.”
Ms Lowden said plenty of talk has already begun regarding the kinds of outfits the teams might wear.
“Let’s face it, people want to see hot chicks in fish nets and hot pants fighting each other,” Ms Lowden joked.
While competitions already exist in Lismore and Kempsey, there’s nothing in between.
To get them started, the local women are looking for a training venue.
“Ideally, a large hall with a smooth wooden floor; the roller blade have special wheels to protect floors,” said Ms Lowden.
If you’re able to assist, contact Ms Lowden on 0406 776 414.