The Tiger Town Takedown Roller Derby Tournament is rolling into Hobart this April 22nd and 23rd at the Kingborough Sports Stadium.
Hosted by Hobart’s Convict City Roller Derby League with assistance from Skate Victoria, Tiger Town Takedown is the biggest roller derby event ever to be held in Tasmania and will see 10 teams from across Australia battle it out over two huge days.
Teams and officials will be flying in from far and wide including Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Launceston.
“Convict City are thrilled to be hosting this great home-grown event here in Tassie.” said Convict City Rollers President, Rebecca Taylor. “The inaugural Tiger Town Takedown will see 200 athletes and 50 officials make their way to Hobart for the event. For many it will be the first trip they have made to Tasmania and we are really excited to be hosting them.”
“We are really proud to be able to bring such a large event to Hobart, the first of its size in Tasmania and one of the biggest in Australia. Many roller derby leagues are in isolated regions of the country and their access to competition can be limited. This is especially true for Tasmania, where we have a smaller number of clubs, therefore fewer clubs to play us locally than our mainland counterparts. This event will bring all of the Tasmanian clubs together under one roof for 2-huge days of roller derby action, joined by 7 mainland teams and we expect this to be a great event that will hopefully become an annual occurrence.” said Ms.Taylor.
“Kingston was a great choice for the event. The Kingborough Council have been incredibly supportive of the event and the facilities are first-class. Added to that, southern Tasmania is such a beautiful place, rich in arts, food and culture and full of things for our travelling athletes and officials to see and do when they are not playing.” said Ms. Taylor.
The 10 teams will play 14 games on two tracks over two days. Particular highlights will be the games featuring the Convict City Rollers two teams, as well as the other Tasmanians, Devil State Derby League and South Island Sirens. The Convicts will be playing the headline game at 7pm on Saturday night against Canberrra.
Tickets are on-sale on the door.
Times: Saturday 11am-8.30pm and Sunday 9am-5pm
Convict City play at 1pm, 3pm and 7pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
The headline game is 7pm Saturday night – Convict City vs Canberra