The Great Southern Slam | Roller Derby Tournament | 11 to 13 Jun 16

Great Southern Slam

The Great Southern Slam is the world’s largest Roller Derby tournament

Roller derby girls and boys, strap yourselves in for…The Great Southern Slam 2016!

A massive 45 teams (not including challenge bout teams) will travel to Adelaide from all over Australia and New Zealand to skate in the world’s largest roller derby tournament.

For three whole days, 11 June 2016 – 13 June 2016, roller derby teams will converge on Adelaide Showground, Adelaide from every corner of Australia and New Zealand to do battle with skate and booty. Some will come intent on glory, others to test their mettle, but all will come to revel in the biggest celebration of hard hitting knocks and derby love this nation has ever seen.

Great Southern Slam roller derby tournament programme

Saturday 11 June 2016

9am – 9:15pm, Division 1 and 2 Tournaments

Sunday 12 June 2016

9am – 9:15pm, Division 1 and 2 Tournaments and Quarter Finals

Monday 13 June 2016

9am – 7pm, Division 1 and 2 Semi Finals and Finals

Tickets to Great Southern Slam roller derby tournament

Day passes can be purchased on the door (cash only). Saturday & Sunday $20, Monday (finals) $30. Tickets don’t need to be purchased for under-fives.

Tips for bringing kids to the Great Southern Slam

Should the kids come along? Absolutely!

There will be quite a few feisty rollergirls around, and a lot of hard hitting action (for more information about safety check out the Great Southern Slam FAQs), but the tournament will be a family-friendly event. Kids usually have a great time, and anyone under the age of 5 does not need to purchase a ticket.

You should definitely consider bringing a folding chair or a cushion or rug to sit on.

Eating options at the Great Southern Slam

The Adelaide Showground has a range of fried snack foods, like hotdogs and hot chips, as well as healthier options such as salads, sandwiches and sushi. Soft drinks and bottled water are also available.
A gang of food trucks will also be present at the Adelaide Showground with a few alternative options to the above.

On Sunday mornings, the Adelaide Showground hosts the Farmer’s Markets, next to the Leader Street entrance, where you can buy great coffee and delicious locally produced foods.


For more information and all enquiries please visit The Great Southern Slam website

What: The World’s Largest Roller Derby Tournament

When: Saturday 11 June 2016 – Monday 13 June 2016

Where: Adelaide Showground, Wayville

Who: Derby Fans

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image from Great Southern Slam website. 

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