From left Canberra Vice City Rollers Fauna Cat, Ginger Nutcase and Dalai Slamer form a wall to stop Brisbane Brawl Stars Jammer LilGee Unit during a Power Jam in their bout at the AIS Arena. Click for more photos

Canberra Vice City Rollers vs Brisbane Brawl Stars

From left Canberra Vice City Rollers Fauna Cat, Ginger Nutcase and Dalai Slamer form a wall to stop Brisbane Brawl Stars Jammer LilGee Unit during a Power Jam in their bout at the AIS Arena. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

  • From left Canberra Vice City Rollers Fauna Cat, Ginger Nutcase and Dalai Slamer form a wall to stop Brisbane Brawl Stars Jammer LilGee Unit during a Power Jam in their bout at the AIS Arena.
  • Canberra Vice City Rollers Jammer Freudian Slit gets shoulder charged by  Brisbane Brawl Stars Long Lash Massacre  during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • Brisbane Brawl Stars Janosaurus Wrecks is blocked by Canberra Vice City Rollers Annethrax during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • Canberra Vice City Rollers Jammer Shortstop clears the blockers to come around ready to score during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • From left, Canberra Vice City Rollers Jammer Shortstop is blocked by the defence of Brisbane Brawl Stars' Brutal Deluxe, Janosaurus Wrecks and Lil Gee Unit during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • A hole opens in the Brisbane Brawl Stars defence as Thumpelina and Annabelle Lecter take a fall during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • From left, Canberra's Vice City Rollers Amykazee ,left, and Freudian Slit, right, close the door on Brisbane Brawl Stars Jammer Trauma Junkie during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • From left, Canberra's Vice City Rollers Jammer Shaggle Frock gets blocked by Brisbane Brawl Stars' Christy Deamons and Janosaurus Wrecks as Vice City Rollers team mate Faunacat comes into support during the bout at the AIS Arena.
  • Canberra's Vice City Rollers and the Brisbane Brawl Stars wait for the referees whistle to start a jam at the AIS Arena.
  • Canberra's Vice City Rollers are introduced to the crowd before the bout against the Brawl Stars at the AIS Arena.
  • Canberra's Freudian Slit from the Vice City Rollers stretches before the bout against the Brawl Stars at the AIS Arena.

There were thrills and spills at the Australian Institute of Sport Saturday  night when Canberra team Vice City Rollers met interstate rivals Northern Brisbane Rollers Brawl Stars in the last local roller derby bout of the year.

The capital players fought hard,  but at half time looked set to be trounced by the Queenslanders.

 Vice City Rollers B team player Amanda Searle, who goes by the derby name Prairie Scorn, said it had been an exciting year for Canberra roller derby.

‘‘It’s been a big year for our travel team but  our home teams as well. We’ve seen a really big skills boost and strategy has become a lot more complicated in our league,’’  she said.

There is no set date for the start of the roller derby season next year, but Ms Searle said it should be up and running by about March.