After the summer break, the Wenches are back with another double-header! Our A-team will take on Swansea City Roller Derby and our B-team will engage in battle with Croydon’s Vice Squad. The two games should prove to be exciting as each team tries to take the wind out of the sails of their opponents.
Tickets are now available, £8 in advance or
£10 on the door. Free for those aged 14 and under.
Doors open at 1:30pm, with the first whistle at 2pm (for the A-team bout). The bout will be held at:
Havant Leisure Centre
Civic Centre Road, Havant
Poster design by Sarah Ingram (aka Coletta L. Damage). To see more of her work, visit her website.
If you’ve heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, then I’m sure you want to see ours. Hop on over to our facebook page and have a good laugh, whilst donating generously. Happy lunchtime x
Last Sunday, new B-teamers Berry Her and Rosie Rocketpants went to the cherry popper hosted by Oxford Wheels of Glory, where they were cheered on by their captain – Atomic Affliction.
The Cheap Skates took with win, scoring 246 to the High Rollers 160 and within those two teams, there were a lot of well known names, such as: Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Red, White and Bruise rollers, South West Angels of Terror, Big Bucks High Rollers, Vendetta Vixens, Basingstoke Bullets and Wiltshire Roller Derby.
When speaking of their time, Berry said that it was , “Cherry Popping Derby Fun,” and Rosie had this to say, “Its all a bit of a blur, but it was awesome and fun,” so this adventure can definitely be rated as a worthwhile one for those two. But what did our captain think?
After asking Atomic for her take on the day, it sounds like she couldn’t be prouder, “Berry’s blocking was off the chart, she shouted loud and jammed against a pretty formidable wall!…Rosie had a 25 point jam, did an Apex jump and got MVP!”
Bring on the next adventure!
Next Sunday our derby brothers, the Portsmouth Scurvy Dogs will be hosting their first open bout and will be battling with The Kings of Block and Roll so we are definitely excited to see it! Doors open at 1:30pm with the first whistle at 2pm at Havant Leisure Centre or for more information, please visit their event page.
Poster art by the very talented Daniel ‘Buck Dodgers’ Cook.
This weekend some of our lucky Wenches went to the Gotham bootcamp and Gotham vs. LRG game, where they learnt a lot, thanks to a ‘high level of coaching’ – Atomic Affliction, as well as seeing some amazing gameplay. Or maybe their favourite part was getting this sneaky picture with Suzy Hotrod?
(Photo credit: Awesome’s phone and a kindly stranger)
Last night the Wenches had a visit from the amazing Juke Boxx and Ballistic Whistle. The session covered all kinds of new skills, positions and laughs but the most interesting part of it all may have been the number of derby crushes that many Wenches now have on Juke Boxx! This means that they will be very happy to see Juke Boxx and Ballistic Whistle again tonight for the second part of the bootcamp.
(Photo credit goes to a Wenchette who came along to watch and very kindly took it so I could get in there too)
Last weekend the Wenches celebrated their fourth birthday in style. Not the type to do things by halves, the Wenches had two parties, one in the day complete with a selection of bouncy castle style entertainment and a party in the evening involving dancing and awards.
For anyone who is interested, the cake was made by the lovely Tess of the Derbywheels and it was delicious! Thanks to the wonderful Phil Tickner for the photo and we hope to have the rest of his album on our upcoming gallery page.
Last weekend, the magnificent Rogue Runner put the Wenches through their paces, in a fantastic four hour session.
The Wenches and their refs (and a few Dogs) worked on various skills, including distance apex jumping, powering through walls and plenty of other jammer tricks so watch out all!
A new gallery is coming soon to the site, so stay tuned for the rest of the photos.
Many thanks to Up Anne Atom (and a random camera I found at home) for the photos and a massive thank you to Rogue Runner for everything she taught us, it was well worth the time and sweat!
For more information on Rogue’s services, please visit: www.fitnessgonerogue.com
Yesterday, the Wenches won against the wonderful Kent Roller Girls. The final score was an amazing 209-135, which means that the Wenches should go up in the rankings by at least one place, making the Wenches’ rankings climbing ambitions even more of a reality.
Also a well done to our skaters who played in the mixed game: Atomic Affliction, Buns of Anarchy, No Pain No Elaine, Smash Hips, Up Anne Atom and Wheelma Flintstone.
On Saturday, the Portsmouth Roller Wenches went out there and did what they do best, skate as a team. The A-team took on Harbour Harlots from Bristol and despite the Harlots being many places above them in the rankings, they brought home a win, 286-118. The B-team then battled it out with Bath Roller Derby Girls and have once again managed to climb in the rankings, scoring 236-102. The Wenches then celebrated with a display of their incredible team work.
(Photo credit: Andrew Paul Hayward – Raw Speed)