Monday, 1 February 2010

Snow Brawl!

Have you heard of Roller Derby? It's flippin awesome.

I was contacted some time ago by Dot Rotten of the Leeds Roller Dolls, after she bought one of my pieces at the University of Leeds, to ask if I'd be interested in hosting a stall at future bouts (this aspect hasn't taken off as yet). Anyway, I was also offered the opportunity to advertise in the programme or donate a prize for the charity raffle. I went with the latter!  Of course, I had to go to the bout, to see what it's all about!!

It took me a good ten minutes and a few pointers off a friend (who picked up the rules remarkably quickly) before I knew what the aim of the game was.  A colleague, after explaining it to him, described it as 'female British bulldog on skates'. Yes, that's about it. And it looks pretty brutal. All whilst Disco Dave spins Beastie Boys, The Prodigy and all the malarky, at deafening levels!

Here's the girls (and male refs) after a nail biting match! The Central City Roller Girls won by a whisker!

The cool raffle prizes! I was after the bottle of Sailor Jerry (out of shot somewhere)

And here's a quick shot I took of the inside of the programme (yes, my website is spelt wrong! Doh!)

I quite fancy taking it up myself, if I can find the time!

Can't wait til the next home bout!


1 comment:

The Rainbow Room said...

I am just sarting out on Quads after always skating blades with some local girls *hoping* one day to start a team ( if i am brave enough!)