The Official Finnish Roller Derby Team, named after the film as Team Punk Syndrome, will be traveling to Sweden to compete in the Malmö Roller Derby Festival on 13-15 July 2012. Team Punk Syndrome will compete against teams from Denmark, Norway and Sweden at a three day derby extravaganza, which also includes live music, roller disco, a derby fashion show, derby lectures, night skate and many opportunities for the general public to get a taste of the sport.
The team comprises 22 members from six Finnish leagues, who where selected through lottery to represent Finland in the Malmö Derby Cup. The event is free and families are welcome.
Roller Derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Championed by women, this fast paced, full-contact sport on quad skates, was first introduced in Finland in 2009.
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Members of the Kallio Rolling Rainbow roller derby league hanging posters in Helsinki prior to the cinema release of The Punk Syndrome.