'A mighty force': Mad Mel Arena on Team Australia and the world cup

Cross-posted from my article on RDAU: MELBOURNE, Australia - The squad for Team Australia has been selected, one year in advance of the Blood & Thunder World Cup. Now the hard work begins!

RDAU's The Cleaner caught up with popular skater Mad Mel Arena of VRDL for her thoughts on playing for Australia and the upcoming event in general. Of primary interest was how this process for selecting and developing the squad's 27 players began: the try-outs.

Team Australia announces line-up for World Cup 2014

Cross-posted from my article on RDAU: MELBOURNE, Australia -  On Wednesday 4th December, Team Australia announced, to wide acclaim, the line-up of the nation's best skaters who will compete in the upcoming Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup. The announcement was made exactly one year before the event is to begin in Dallas, taking place over 4 days in December, 2014.

The 27 skaters on the roster are as follows:

Footage of Victorian Vanguard vs Bass Strait Brawlers

I regretted missing the mens derby bout between the Victorian Vanguard and the Bass Strait Brawlers, which took place in Rosebud on the 23rd November as part of the Summer Crush double header.

Fortunately, there is full footage of the mens match on Youtube. Both halves are embedded below. Sure, it's filmed from a single POV but that's better than none at all, and the quality is pretty good, the audio too. Thanks Kernel Panic for making and sharing this!

Period 1