Roller derby takes over at the Columbus Civic Center

Roller derby takes over at the Columbus Civic Center

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee Roller Girls are brought roller derby back to the Civic Center Saturday, August 25th for a much-anticipated bout against their frenemies, Panhandle United, a team hailing from the panhandle of Florida.

Ths bout was sanctioned by the Woman's Flat Track Roller Derby Association, which is the international governing body for the sport of Roller Derby and sanctions thousands of bouts and tournaments all over the world for professional and amateur roller derby skaters.

Flat track roller derby is a modernized version of the roller derby many remember from the 70's and 80's.

President of the Muscogee Roller Girls, Liz Wise says, "The competitors consist of  office managers, nurses, teachers, accountants, active duty military members and military spouses."

She says they are excited to have the opportunity to bring roller derby to the Civic Center.

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