Posts Tagged ‘london’
Posted by hooligal on June 16, 2009
Posted by hooligal on April 2, 2009
March 21st saw the London Rockin Rollers, after FINALLY securing a venue in London, play their first home game against Glasgow Rollergirls Irn Bruisers. Much hard work went into making the bout a night to remember, with lights, a halftime surfcore band Jimmy and the Destroyers, rolling merch girls, kickin DJ Chris Setzer and of course…ROLLER DERBY!
The crowd came out en masse, we sold out to capacity and had to turn people away at the door. The venue was alive and buzzing and after pouring some coke on our slippy wood floor, we were ready to play!
Both teams had not played each other, and had not seen each other play in a very long time. We both went in blind to the other teams strengths and weaknesses, and both teams were certain they would win (arn’t they always?!).
Glasgow turned out to be a highly defensive team of hard hitters, while our jammers are fast and wiley, the hits of their blockers were a shock to the system early in the game. It seemed to be a battle of defence vs offence, and our
girls quickly learned to distract the glasgow blockers as our jammer came through. Unfourtuetly for us, their jammer tended to follow ours through the pack!
Glasgow secured an early lead, staying at least 10 points ahead for most of the game. It was tough and bodies were flying. A scary moment in the first period when Switchblade Sarah went down on her face and didn’t get up.
Medics rushed on as the jam was called off, and we were all frightened for her. But she got up soon to the roar of the worried crowd, and after a good rest, went on to play a fantastic game!
Halftime came for a much needed break and as the band came on the score was GRG 60 LRR 46.
Second half brought the LRR back with new vengence and determination to win the game. First jams saw us close the gap to 62 to 56 and keep the points close for many jams to follow. But GRG were determined to hold onto their advantage, and went on to win the game 106 to 83.
Like most derby matches, the best part was the lovely girls of the visiting team who were overjoyed with the medals and gift bags, and glad to have had such a great time and a great crowd. No grudges held, we all went to the after party for a much needed drink and to compare bruises. A great day for all!
Posted by hooligal on March 30, 2009
Here you have it, the list of teams participating in the Roll Britannia European Tournament in July.
Auld Reekie Roller Girls (Twisted Thistles)
Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (Brummie Bombshells)
Central City Rollergirls (Belles of Centrinnians)
Glasgow Roller Girls (Irn Bruisers)
Leeds Roller Dolls
London Rockin Rollers
London Rollergirls (London Brawling)
Rainy City Rollergirls
Romsey Town Rollerbillies
Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz
Who will come out on top? You’ll have to come see to find out!
Posted by hooligal on February 25, 2009
It’s unconfirmed, but you can bet that some of the biggest leagues will be there. It’s hosted by the London Roller Girls, my own league the London Rockin Rollers will be there, Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames, Glasgow Roller Girls, Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz may all be attending. It may be the first time for you to catch in action some leagues who’ve not bouted before such as Leeds Roller Dolls, Lincolnshire Bombers, Middlesbourgh Milk Rollers, Windsor Rollergirls, Berlin Bombshells, and maybe even Stockholm Roller Derby! Who knows, stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as we find out who will be playing.
If you’re a derby league in europe, registration is open now and it closes March 20th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the form! Register early because there are limited spots!
Maybe you just want to come and check out what derby in Europe is all about, well of course spectators are more then welcome to come!
Book your flights to London for JULY 18th. The action starts at 8:00am and finishes the next day (July 19th) at 8:00pm.
Check out the facebook event here:
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Posted by hooligal on February 17, 2009
London Rockin Rollers are proud to present their first home bout in London against Glasgow Roller Girls’ Irn Bruisers!
Posted by hooligal on December 1, 2008
Two bouts on opposite sides of the world on Dec. 6th.
Here in England, the Steam Rollers make their inter-league debut against previous bout winners the SuffraJets.
And roller derby will hit Geelong australia, VRDL style! The Victoria Roller Derby League will be holding an expo bout in cahoots with Geelong Roller Derby.
Posted by hooligal on October 27, 2008
The Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames travel team Brummie Bombshells (with Glasgow guest skaters) hosted the London Rollergirls London Brawling on Saturday in a bout between the two oldest leagues in the UK. Many a derby girl and fan alike came out to watch the BBDD try to dish out some capital punishment on the London ladies. Alas the Dames gave it all they had but the LRG came out on top with an astounding 274-23 victory.
Kitty DeCapitate and Sky Rockit scored massive 20 & 22 points jams respectively, breaking UK but not quite enough to break world records (25 points in one jam).
Check out video highlights from Baron Von Strange
Posted by hooligal on October 21, 2008
Now its time for the video section of our internationally mixed game of Germany’s Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz vs England’s London Rockin Rollers.
Final Score: London Rockin Rollers 81 – 76 Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz
Posted by hooligal on October 17, 2008
English meets German, you can get more international then press coverage in another language. Written in german, featuring a photo of Mogatron, Whip It, and Jack Attack from my league the London Rockin Rollers, covers the game between us and the hosting league, the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz.
And FYI, MTV is their sports association, not the american music station. 😉
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Posted by hooligal on September 5, 2008
Inter Derby is back, huzzah! I’m still in the process of setting up new bloggers and such, but we’re back for the sake of saying so.
That being said, I’m still looking for bloggers and contributors.
Gimmie an email interderby at yahoo.com if you want to write full time, or just would like to submit an event, bout recap, press release, news coverage, ANYTHING.
So what’s been going on while I was away?
Rollercon took place, the ultimate getaway and meet and greet for international rollergirls. Leagues from all over the world came and there is no longer a Team World vs USA, oh no, with all the leagues springing up everywhere there was actually enough attendees to do Team UK vs Team Australia or the Farkin’ ‘Elles vs Cor Blimeys as they named themselves, with Team UK coming out on top 43-28!
Canada fielded two teams, East vs West, with East skating their way to victory.
London Rollergirls are hosting the first European tournament July 18-19th 2009. Open to all European teams, but all roller fans are welcome to come watch and/or help out! Stay tuned for details on that!
They also have their first intraleague bout with their BRAND NEW teams coming up Sept 27th. It’s gonna be the Ultraviolent Femmes giving some lashes to the fearless SuffraJets for the first one. The other team, yet to debut, is the Steam Rollers!
And my own team London Rockin Rollers are set for another border crossing adventure to take on the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz in Stuttgart, Germany, also on Sept 27th. A year after our first game and defeat, we are back in a bout aptly named Time For Revenge!
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