Members of Cap Coast Derby Dolls training on Sunday.
Members of Cap Coast Derby Dolls training on Sunday. Allan Reinikka

Derby Dolls are now on a roll

THE Cap Coast Derby Dolls (pictured) are on a roll.

Three times a week the women train together and practice the sport of roller derby, which is fast regaining popularity.

Newly elected president Sue "Ransack" Allen said she tried the sport a few years back because she loved skating, and quickly became hooked.

"At the moment we are trying to recruit new members and fundraise. We are aiming to have a few black and white scrimmages - friendly competitions - and working our way up to a bout against some of the other clubs right up and down the Queensland coast," Allen said.

Currently, the club has 31 members, but Allen hopes that number will increase.

Cap Coast Derby Dolls train on Sunday from 10am-noon and Tuesday 6-8pm at Rockhampton YWCA, and at Yeppoon High School 6.30-8pm.

As it's a contact sport, new roller derby players need to be over 18 years old to participate.

Meanwhile, the well-established Harbour City Hustlers' skaters from Gladstone skated circles around their opponents on the weekend.

The Hustlers beat Toowoomba City Rollers 356-81.



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