S1 x Roller Derby Diaries: Season 2 “Lady Trample – Champs Retrospective” Episode

The Victorian Roller Derby League was founded in 2017 and then became the first Australian WFTDA league in 2011.

VRDL became a serious contender for the Hydra in 2015 where they narrowly missed a trip to the championship game losing a tight game to Gotham City and then again in 2016 where they lost another very close game to the eventual champions Rose City finishing 3rd in both of those tournaments.

With those two close misses the two previous seasons VRDL was more driven than ever to get to the Championship game and win the Hydra in 2017, and that is exactly what they did. They defeated the back to back champions Rose City in a convincing final game and became the first international team to win a WFTDA Championship.

Shortly after the 2017 Championships we spoke with Lady Trample who was honored with the WFTDA Champs MVP award and whose rise to prominence in the 2017 season was of one the contributing factors to help get VRDL over the top.

We talked to Lady Trample about her 2016 and 2017 seasons and how her role changed with the team, how her skill sets had developed in that time and how VRDL has been able to be so successful over the past few years culminating in that 2017 WFTDA Championship.