A TWEED roller derby team expects a big hit out in a fairly even contest with Clarence Valley this weekend.
The competition is part of a North Coast Derby Coalition double-header this Saturday night.
The Tweed Valley Roller's representative team Valley Vixens will be taking on Clarence Valley while Byron Bay will be hosting Coffs Harbour at Epic Skate in Tweed Heads South.
Valley Vixens player Alexandra Zaicew, who is known as Lightning McScream on the rink, said the team will have to be on its game to win.
"It's all about teamwork and communication," Ms Zaicew said.
"You have to communicate well and keep together or you will just get broken apart."
Ms Zaicew said the team trained together three times a week and the girls were like a second family.
"We have had a fair few people come and go but we do work together well," she said.
Valley Vixens playing in the North Coast Derby Coalition which includes teams from Clarence Valley (Yamba), Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads and Byron Bay.
"This will be out first game against Clarence Valley," Ms Zaicew said.
The bout at Epic Skate will be the second Inter League completion held at the venue after a successful inaugural event in May that attracted more than 300 spectators.
While the roots of the sport are in Austin, Texas, roller derby has become one of the fastest growing women's sport in the world, not only for its dynamic appeal but also its sub-cultural influences.
The number of Australian roller derby leagues that have sprouted since the sport's resurgence in 2004 is numbering well over 70 nationwide.
Adult tickets are $12 and are available for purchase at www.oztix.com.au. Children under 12 are free.
The bout is Saturday July 21 at the Epic Skate rink, 20 Enterprise Ave with doors opening at 6.15pm.