Through a friend I recently had the opportunity to be one of the photographers at a Roller Derby Event here in Tuggeranong Canberra.

It was for the Varsity League and featured the local DisHonor Rollers against the Murderous Crows from Wagga Wagga, and with no love between the two sides it was going to be a blood bath……

This night was going to be a very special night for me as I have not only been waiting to see a roller derby event for some years, but I had the rare chance to take my daughter along as she got her very own media pass…. 🙂

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My daughter the other official Media photographer at the Varsity Derby League.

With her camera and media pass in hand she was off to capture the nights events and what a fantastic job she did. She must take after her dad I think. 😉

The night started off with the referees sizing each other up

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One of the many referees at the Varsity Roller Derby League event at Tuggeranong Canberra

before the girls came rolling out in what looked like a rugby maul..

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The roller derby version of the rugby rolling maul.

Before you knew it the action was under way and the cameras were running hot….

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One of the skaters at the Roller Derby Event in here Tuggeranong Canberra

Not only was the action on the floor cranking along but the music from Ardanien Entertainment was filling the room, and with Vinn behind the turn table it wasnt long as I found myself dancing along to the tunes….

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Vinn doing his thang….

Well my dancing was soon replaced with the pros from Breath Dance Studio, and let me tell you I think they make it look a whole lot better than I do.

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Half time entertainment supplied by Breath Dance Studio.

The dances spent some time in the crowd and I think most of them really enjoyed the experience.

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Everyone enjoyed the half time entertainment and it was great for them to get in and mix with the crowd.

I must say after all this hard work it was great to kick back and have a beer or two with the great guys from Duxton..

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With such an attractive lady serving me drinks how could I not have one.

With the night just about over it and the DisHonour rollers smashing the Murderious, it was time to say my good byes until another day.

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Everyone of of the people that work behind the scene to put on such a wonderful event – Thanks you

I would just like to thank everyone that attended and help put on such a great event. I felt really at home and I know me apprentice just loved the night.

Thank you!!!

Hey if you want to check out the photos pop over to my on-line store here:

http://brendanmaunder.photomerchant.net/galleries/roller-derby

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