NEW KIDS IN TOWN: Northern Rivers Roller Derby team the SupaNovas have made a stunning debut in the sport with winning weekends at Port Macquarie and Byron Bay.
NEW KIDS IN TOWN: Northern Rivers Roller Derby team the SupaNovas have made a stunning debut in the sport with winning weekends at Port Macquarie and Byron Bay. Contributed

SupaNovas join the BattleStars on wheels

NORTHERN Rivers Roller Derby now has a second team, with the BattleStars being joined by the Supa-Novas.

In their latest outing, the BattleStars defeated Newcastle's Dockyard Dames 159-129 in a hard-fought home bout.

Kimmando Karnage was named Most Valuable Player, a standout with her hard blocking and fast jamming.

The BattleStars remain undefeated at their home venue for three years.

The team will travel to Adelaide for the Great Southern Slam on June 7-8.

This is the largest roller derby event in the Southern Hemisphere and only the top roller derby teams from Australia and New Zealand take part.

In the North Coast Derby Coalition, the local roller derby series, teams from the Northern Rivers, Coffs Coast, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Tweed Valley, Byron Bay and Clarence Valley compete.

Played over two weekends, the SupaNovas made a stunning debut in the Southern District comp at Port Macquarie, winning all three bouts against Port Macquarie, Armidale and Coffs Coast.

In the Northern District comp, the SupaNovas had their first loss, going down to the Bay Rollers 158-93.

But the team hit back the next day with a 175-129 win over Tweed Valley Rollers.

That earned them a grand final rematch against the Bay Rollers and in a tough bout that had the crowd on its feet the SupaNovas won 138-109.



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