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Super Mario Blockers puts an 8-bit theme on Melbourne roller derby in May

The South Sea Roller Derby is taking roller derby and giving it a Super Mario Bros. spin in early May with their Super Mario Blockers event.

On Saturday, 3 May the Dolly Rogers and the Blackheart Breakers will take to Springers Stadium Keysborough in Mario-themed garb to, in their words, “see who will rescue the metaphoric Princess that is derby glory.”

South Sea Roller Derby is one of the biggest derby leagues in Victoria, and each team playing in it is vying for the chance to play in the Great Southern Slam national competition in Adelaide in June.

In addition to Mario-filled derby, spectators will be treated to music, half-time entertainment, and stalls on site selling locally-produced items. For those over 18, a fully-stocked bar is also on hand.

Most importantly, the Super Mario Blockers event will aid In2Life, an organisation that works to influence and train communities to value youth and their quality of life. In2Life is committed to bringing about a “sustained reduction in the incidence, prevalence and rate of homelessness, drug use, offending, early school leaving, suicide and non-lethal suicidal behavior in Australia”.


Super Mario Blockers takes place on Saturday, 3 May at the Springers Stadium in Keysborough, VIC. Doors open at 6.00 pm for a 7.00 pm event start. Tickets and further information about the event can be found here.


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