BREAKAWAY: Brett Mckim-Hill breaking through the defences of Team Epic in the event at the Gladstone PCYC.
BREAKAWAY: Brett Mckim-Hill breaking through the defences of Team Epic in the event at the Gladstone PCYC. Richard Tompsett GLA290317DERBY

Skaters put on a Saturday night Epic

ROLLER DERBY: Going by how well the Epic Scrim went recently, it sets the scene for another event.

The Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby League's next event is likely to be the Great Barrier Grief competition in Mackay later this year.

And in a perfect warm-up for that particular event, skaters from throughout Queensland attended Gladstone's roller derby event of the year, Epic Scrim.

Gladstone's collection of skilful skaters, Haul Stars, took on Team Epic which are made up of some of Queensland's best skaters in the weekend event.

For that reason, Epic lived up to its name, downing the Haul Stars 259-109 in front of what was a small, but enthusiastic crowd.

Non skating official Pheobe Morris said the night also showcased the future of the sport.

"On Saturday night Gladstone's junior roller derby team, the Hornets, made their debut where they played in an exhibition game and showed friends and family how far they have come since forming a junior team only three years ago,” she said.

She also encouraged those who wanted to have a go in this adrenalin-filled sport to get involved.

"If you are looking to start an exciting new sport, open training is held on Tuesdays at 7pm and costs $9,” Morris said.

Trainings are also held every Sunday from 1pm.

"If derby isn't for you, but you'd like to strap on skates and have some fun, we also hold monthly roller discos,” Morris said.

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