After laying waste to the Brandywine Roller Girls all-star team, the Belligerents, 380-47, in Chester County, PA, a week ago, the Victorian Roller Derby League team from Melbourne, Australia, took its number one home country status to Philadelphia where it continued to sack and pillage.
Their next campaign will be this weekend in Los Angeles at the Pac Destruction mega-bout featuring seven teams from cities along the Pacific Rim, including two from the Seattle-based Rat City Rollergirls.
Rat City is sending its A and B all-star teams, the AST and Rain of Terror (ROT), to the LA event. AST will meet the tenth ranked Victorians Sunday morning, June 29, at 11:45.
At the East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philly over the June 20-22 weekend the Melbourne team throttled the Boston All-Stars 290-99, then brushed off Montreal’s New Skids on the Block 240-66. AST has also skated against the New Skids, winning a home bout 202-124 a few weeks back.
The Victorians wins came over teams ranked #49 (Brandywine), #17 (Boston) and #16 (Montreal). Fifty bouts were played on three rinks over the long weekend of the East Coast Derby Extravangaza. Pac Destruction is a nine bout affair loaded with highly ranked teams. In addition to the Victorians at #10 there are the Angel City Derby Girls Scarlets at #6, Rat City’s AST at #14 and the Santa Cruz Derby Girls Boardwalk Bombshells at #23
Media spokeswoman for the Victorian Derby League, Tiger, said that the Melbourne team is the number one team in Australia. It has won the National Tournament, The Great Southern Slam, in 2010, 2012 and again this year. The Victorians are the first full Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league in Australia and still the only Australian league with a WFTDA ranking. They are coached by Flamin’ Galah and Matthew Clanahan.