Puddle Pounders to host roller derby bout this Sunday

The toughest ladies on eight wheels will be battling it out when the Williams Lake Puddle Pounders debut home bout goes this Sunday.

The toughest ladies on eight wheels will be battling it out when the Williams Lake Puddle Pounders debut home bout comes to the Cariboo Memorial Complex this Sunday, May 29.

The Puddle Pounders take on the North Coast Nightmares (Terrace) in the debut bout of the 2016 home season.

“Every jam and point could mean the difference between eternal derby glory and months of hardcore training paying off with great sportsmanship,” Puddle Pounders player and president Sunny Dyck said.

General Admission tickets for Sunday’s game are $10 and are available from any one of the members of the team or at the door.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and close at the end of halftime.

The action begins with first whistle at 4 p.m.

There will also be derby-culture inspired art, jewelry and apparel for sale through invited vendors at the complex.

The bout is an all ages event.

“We have something for everyone,” Dyck said.

If anyone would like to get involved and volunteer for the event they can contact Dyck at 250-305-2924.

Dyck added on behalf of the Puddle Pounders, she’d like to thank all of the sponsors who helped to support the event.

The Williams Lake Puddle Pounders were founded in 2014 and participate in a flat-track roller derby league.

“We are honoured to be a part of the initiative of active living in Williams Lake [and we] are a volunteer-run organization made up of women from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions,” Dyck said.

“Within the league our adult women’s team battles for place within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association as we set the precedent for bringing roller derby as a sport back to our local city.”

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