If you hadn’t already heard, Team Sask Roller Derby will be holding tryouts for their 2014 roster this upcoming Sunday, February 23 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Saskatoon Soccer Center. Hosted by the Saskatoon Roller Derby League, the event will run from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM with a drop in fee of $20 to cover venue costs.It is not too late to get involved
Founded during the fall season of 2012, Team Sask hosted tryouts for their inaugural season on January 12, 2013 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at the Hillcrest Sports Center. They then returned to Moose Jaw to play their debut match against Team Alberta Roller Derby at Mosaic Place during Lil Chicago Roller Derby league’s Big Hit Boot Camp. Team Sask played a great game against their regional rivals but were ultimately beaten by 190 – 137. On July 6, Team Sask then competed against Calgary’s CRDA All-Stars in the second-last bout of a day long event hosted in Swift Current by the Redneck Betties. Though it was a close game, the CRDA went home with the win by a final of 187 – 174. A rematch between Team Alberta and Team Sask was then hosted in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on October 12, 2013 which saw the Albertans triumph once again, this time by a final of 163 – 117. Finally, on October 26, Team Sask traveled to Edmonton and faced the E-Ville Dead, taking home their first major win by defeating their hosts 345 – 49.
Team Sask already has a game booked on July 12th, 2014 in Regina as well as bouts in Red Deer and Calgary with exact dates to be announced later. According to the Facebook event page, Team Sask has also been contacted by Team Ontario – Women’s Roller Derby who are interested in challenging our province at some point this year.
Team Sask is currently in need of NSOs to help with the scrimmage portion of tryouts. To volunteer your time helping out at the event, or for general inquiries about the team and selection process, contact Anastassia Commie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to everyone trying out!