“In April, the VRDL “All Stars” travelled to Tucson, Arizona to compete in the iconic WFTDA Dust Devil Tournament 2012.
The invitation-only event saw ten leagues battle it out on the track for the annual championship title. It was the VRDL’s first international tournament (and first WFTDA-sanctioned bout since becoming full members).
Entering the competition as bottom seed, the All Stars proved to be a surprise wildcard convincingly winning 3 out of 4 bouts & placing 5th in the tournament overall.
This is a remarkable achievement for the league’s first international tour, & a testament to the intense training & dedication shown by the All Star skaters in the lead up to the event.
“ Kitty DeCapitate says: “Dust Devil was pretty much the most amazing experience I have had in roller derby to date, & I’m pretty sure the rest of the team feels the same way.
We were genuinely blown away by the level of support we received from everyone at the event who genuinely wanted to see us do well, and who took the time out to help us along the way. So many kernels of unforgettableness!
Seeing us achieve all of the little goals we set out to do and that we had been training for, for so long, was pretty special! And the bond our team now has is priceless. “