Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Roller Derby’s Red River Sirens present “Riot of the Ranks”- Betty Bombers vs. Suzy Sailors.
The Red River Sirens have divided their team a second time this season to form the Betty Bombers and the Suzy Sailors in an intra-league bout on Saturday, November 10th at Magic Wheels, 1671 Fort Campbell Boulevard. This is the end of our 2012 season and we wanted to go out with a bang!Doors open at 6:00pm and the action begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, $8.00 in advance at participating businesses throughout Clarksville. Please check our web site www.ClarksvilleRollerDerby.com for the locations. Children aged 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. A beer garden will operate just outside the skating facility, and soft drinks and snacks will be available as well.
In keeping with the modern roller derby custom of community support, Red River Sirens are teaming with The Bikers Who Care (BWC) in which a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to help support their organization. We would like to also take time during our half time to show off and thank all of our 2012 sponsors who have suported us.
About Clarksville Roller Derby League
Clarksville Roller Derby formed in 2010 as the first active roller derby league in Clarksville. Red River Sirens are the League’s first team, and are currently in their second season of competition. To qualify for the team, skaters are required to pass the minimum skills test established by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
In addition to team and individual athletic training, skaters hold positions on various committees to keep the all-volunteer organization running. The league is a non-profit organization, operates under the guidelines of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) and is run completely by volunteers. The team’s website is www.ClarksvilleRollerDerby.com.
About Roller Derby
Roller Derby is an American-made contact sport that originated in the early 1900s. The sport was highly popular in the 1970s when professional matches were televised and the sport shared a reputation for staged action. Today’s game, which involves higher levels of strategy, is currently regaining popularity all over the country. Teams are currently active in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.
Roller Derby is experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Today’s teams are all-female, self-organized, and feature athleticism and campy outfits. Men are welcome to participate as coaches, referees, announcers and in team support roles. The sport is governed by the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which sets the rules and determines the baseline skills required of participants.
Visit www.wftda.com for more information.