Game recap: North Cs v DCRA + rookie game

Photography credit: Dave Moore

On Saturday, 4 August, Newcastle Roller Girls’ North Cs kicked off the second half of the season in our new home venue, Benfield Sports Centre.

Opening up the first game, a mix of rookie skaters from Newcastle Roller Girls, Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Border City Roller Derby, and Bairn City Rollers took each other on in a furry Star Wars match-up of the Wookiees vs the Ewoks. The game heated up quickly, with the Ewoks enjoying the lead at halftime with 109 to 165. However, the Wookiees poured it on in the second half and ended up taking the win with 310 to 285. MVPs for this epic battle were BCR’s Bambi for the Ewoks, and BCRD’s Hoolia for the Wookiees. NRG’s own Sven Will I Be Famous also made his bench coach debut, leading the Wookiees to this victory. What? Is that a Wookiee war cry braying in the distance?

The second game saw our North Cs take on our friends from the next county, Durham City Rolling Angels, in a captivating contest that ended with the North Cs taking the win at 356 to 90. This win was exceptionally exciting as it was our first North Cs win in the last five games played. MVPs for this game were A-Lister from DCRA and Spanky Doodle from NRG.

Thanks to all the officials and volunteers who made these games possible and to everyone who came along to support the teams – we look forward to seeing you at our next home game on 20 October!

Calling All Rookie Skaters, Near and Far!

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Or at least, those that can make the journey here to fair Newcastle on Saturday, 4 August.

Newcastle Roller Girls is hosting a ROOKIE GAME, open to all those who have passed their minimum skills, met their 27 in 5 laps, and have 0 – 5 bouts under their belt.

If you want in on this supremely awesome shindig, it’s an easy process and a fiver to play! Just send us some info, mark your calendar, and show up!

For details and questions, check out our FB group for this event, here.

4 August Double Header

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Newcastle Roller Girls’ North Cs Take on the Durham City Rolling Angels Followed by Our 2018 New Skater Intake Graduates Starring in Their First Rookie Game

On Saturday, 4 August, we bring to you a healthy double dose of roller derby goodness! This set of home games is rife with firsts as our North Cs host the Durham City Rolling Angels premiering at our new venue, Benfield Sport Centre. As well as our North Cs game, we will welcome our 2018 New Skater Intake Graduates to the track in their first ever game! Come along for double the fun and bring your cheering voice!

2 for £10 in advance, or £7 on the door! Book online here!

EuroClash 2018

Euroclash18_SCHEDULEOn 19 & 20 May, Newcastle Roller Girls host EuroClash 2018 – an international tournament bringing teams and fans from all over the UK, Europe and USA to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The nine teams competing in Newcastle on 19 & 20 May 2018 are: Auld Reekie Roller Girls (Scotland), Dock City Rollers (Sweden),  Steel City Roller Derby (USA), Tiger Bay Brawlers (Wales), Dublin Roller Derby (Ireland), and Birmingham Blitz Dames, Central City Rollergirls, Middlesbrough Roller Derby and Newcastle Roller Girls (England). Continue reading EuroClash 2018

Next home game: 14 April Double Header!

NRG_BOUT_Online_POSTER_140418At our next  home game, our Canny Belters will take on Central City Rollergirls and our North Cs will Middlesbrough Roller Derby B team! Newcastle Junior Roller Derby will also take on  The Roller Stop Reckers from bonny Scotland. 
Newcastle are currently at 62 in WFTDA rankings with Central City ranking at 94. It’s set to be a great game, so get ready to hold on to the edge of your seat!
Tickets are 2 for £10 in advance, or £7 on the door. Book online here.