Published on June 4th, 2012 | by DerbyLife0
Can you believe there’s a derby league HERE?! Chile’s First Season
Check out this fantastic article by Andrew Carpenter in the online Santiago Magazine, about the inaugural season of Metropolitan Roller Derby Chile!
“Metropolitan Roller Derby Chile, the country’s first official league, in its inaugural championship tournament this April introduced Rápidas y furiosas en patines (Fast and furious skates), with three teams: Anfetamina Roller Girls, Hot Chili Roller Girls and Cannibales Dolls Roller Derby. Although new, the league has already established an enthusiastic fan base, the energy of which matches that of a smaller and friendlier form of Chile’s fútbol fanaticos and for good reason. Their excitement comes from the fast-paced, hard-hitting spectacle that plays out on the gymnasium floor.
Face-painted fans wave flags and stomp their feet to support their team. Some have already developed chants and almost everybody roars. With a particularly hard hit or any score, which is every few seconds, the entire crowd erupts. Their enthusiasm is more than half the fun.”