Local 25-year-old heading to New York to compete in sports tournament

Posted on 08th May 2015 | in Community

aaron-oliverAaron Oliver, from Warkworth, is heading to New York in August this year to take part in an international men’s roller derby tournament with his team Tyne and Fear, who are currently 3rd in Europe and 13th in the world.

Roller derby is a fast, exciting, full contact sport played on roller skates, on an oval track. Roller derby games are held at Tyne and Fear’s practice ground, the Walker Activity Dome.

The team will travel to New York for the tournament which is on the weekend of 8 August.

Aaron said: “It’s such an honour to be playing in the tournament at a world class level, but now the hard work really begins to make sure we’re ready for it. That includes trying to raise funds to get over to America.  It’ll be an expensive trip with flights, accommodation and food. With it being DIY sport we do everything ourselves”.

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