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The Portsmouth Roller Wenches’ latest bout was hosted by Swansea City Slayers this Saturday in Wales.
The day started with an epic cherry-popper mixed bout including rookie players from Swansea City Slayers, Oxford Roller Girls and six of our very own Wenches; Up Ann Atom, Wheelma Flintstone, Mini Malice, Tribal Force, Little Phoenix & Dropkick Molly.
Our rookie Wenches were brilliant at blocking, jamming, keeping their teams together and getting the audience involved in cheering them on.
The wonderful Swansea City Slayers have published the awards for the mixed scrim, Dropkick Molly got Best Jammer!
For the main bout, the Wenches were predicted to win against Swansea City Slayers by a score of 180 : 100.
Although both teams beat their predictions, the start of the bout was a bit shaky for the Wenches. An early power jam for the home team meant that the Slayers had a 40 point lead within the first five minutes.
Both teams were clearly skilled and determined to win which meant there were a lot of lead changes through the middle of the first period. Thanks to some solid tactics from Duchess of Crutches (Bench Manager), the Wenches had pulled ahead and were increasing their lead by half time.
Many thanks to reporter Lindsay Walsh for his great article, and for coming to watch us and chat to us! The article also includes photographs from our excellent official photographer Andrew Hayward aka Raw Speed.
New open sessions to start soon:
From our Facebook page:“Exciting News!
We are starting an open skating session on a Tuesday evening 8 till 10 pm at Highbury College Cosham. This is starting from Tuesday 14th May and will run till September.
You will need your own skates, Helmet, Knee pads, Elbow pads, Wrist Guards and Mouth guard to take part in the session.
This session is open to men and women, you just have to be over 18!
The cost is £6.00 per session, it’s a fun session, lots of games and skating skills, there will be members of the A team available to give you advice and help with your skating. It’s meant as something to get you started, but its not a freshmeat course. That’s still going to start in September hopefully.
We are looking into getting a Merby Team started so would welcome anyone that wanted to join.”
Portsmouth Roller Wenches, Hampshire’s first roller derby league, are set to face their biggest challenge yet at Havant Leisure Centre on Saturday 23rd March. Batter-C Power, the third team of the London Roller Girls, whose first team are one of the best in Europe, will be heading down south for a bout not to be missed!
“Eggsterminate” will be the first of four themed bouts that the Wenches will be hosting this year, after an unbeaten first season in 2012.
If you are yet to witness the Wenches in action, then this is your chance to support your local roller derby team and see these fast, furious females in action.
The Wenches are proud to announce that our very own R.I.P. McMurphy has been chosen as the latest Queens of the Sin Bin sponsored skater. The sponsorship is the QOTSB brand’s first signing in their bid to recognise skaters from ‘up and coming’ leagues, and McMurphy now joins a roster of derby household names such as: Kamikaze Kitten, Jack Attack and Rogue Runner.
McMurphy says: “I couldn’t be more proud, happy and honoured to have been asked to join the Queens crew as an endorsed skater. I couldn’t think of a better brand to be associated with; they’re a derby owned business, and this new step to sponsor skaters from up and coming teams shows QOTSB’s commitment to helping develop the roller derby scene from the ground up. I can’t wait to represent both QOTSB and the Wenches in this partnership.
This couldn’t come at a better time for the Portsmouth Roller Wenches as we have already embarked on a hugely ambitious season of challenging bouts, packed into a very busy schedule. I hope this shines a light on what is sure to be the year of the Wench!”
Don’t forget to buy your ticket for our upcoming bout against London Rollergirls BatterC Power; we’ll even have a raffle prize from QOTSB up for grabs.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/475661862471074/?ref=ts&fref=ts
Buy tickets here: http://www.croydonrollerderby.co.uk/CRDvsPRW.html
In other Wench news, we have lots to be happy about!
First of all, congratulations to our fearsome blocker/jammer Hel On who has given birth to a beautiful baby future Wench! We hope to see Hel On back on track soon and we are all very happy for her!
Also last week we had our second brood of Wenchlings pass their minimum skills! Our first practice all together is tonight and we’re all really excited to have expanded the good ship Wench!
One piece of sad Wench news though is that our solid blocker with a booty of steel Atomic Affliction has had to leave the team due to pursuing her career in something important and sciency! She’ll always be a Wench though and we wish her well as she finds a new team to join (please don’t hit us tooo hard if we come up against you in the future, Atomic!) xx
- 25/03/2012PRW vs Brighton Bruisers - Closed Doors
- 08/04/2012Hundred Jams War tournament, Rouen France. Mixed Team Bouts
- 14/04/2012PRW vs Windsor Roller Girls - Closed Door
- 05/05/2012PRW & Birmingham Blitz Dames - Mixed Scrim
- 20/05/2012PRW vs Milton Keynes Grid City Division - Closed Doors
- 07/07/2012PRW vs Wiltshire Roller Girls - Closed Door
- 04/08/2012 5:00 pmPRW vs Team Sealand - Home Bout
- 09/09/2012PRW vs Kent Roller Girls - Closed Door
- 29/09/2012PRW vs Birmingham Blitz Dames - Home Bout
- 21/10/2012PRW vs Big Bucks High Rollers - Home Bout
- 17/11/2012PRW vs Leicester Raggy Dollz - Away Bout
- 09/12/2012PRW vs Dorset Roller Girls - Closed Door
Many apologies for the lack of updates to our site! With our old Web-Wench having moved on to other things we mislaid passwords and were unable to update! But now we have access we shall be doing a big update as soon as possible. In the meantime of course you can check our Facebook for up-to-date news.
Portsmouth Roller Wenches are UNDEFEATED having won all 4 of our open bouts in 2012! So keep following us for more exciting news!
On Sunday 9th September Portsmouth was besieged by Kent Roller Girls. They heralded their arrival with a bombard of Facebook taunts, frivolity and smack talk. Portsmouth Roller Wenches have a lot of love for the KRG, some of us having been tight team mates at epic triple header ‘Hundred Jams War’ in Rouen, France, earlier this year. Therefore, we weren’t scared and welcomed our friends, old and new, with open arms.
Kent proved to be tough and hard hitting opponents with incredibly tight walls, excellent communication and clear strategy. We all commented afterwards how united they seemed as a team, which held them together magnetised on the track and in real danger of threatening our game. However, despite the amount of knocks we all took (including a few scrapes with the wall in our too-small practice space) both teams kept up the fun and laughter banter on-track in a very close and hard fought game.
We also had some real highlights as a team, most notably with some absolutely marvellous play from our newer wenches such as Hot Squeals and Malibash Stacie who finally got to show their stuff in competitive play, but also with flashes of team brilliance and machine-like cohesion that we’ll be critically examining to build upon. On the flipside we had also the impossibly unlucky farcical situation of having TWO of our jammers being felled by toe-stops falling out on them mid-jam! Our own Kiwi superstar Psyclone Destroyer also suffered a sprained shoulder from a hard fall in the game, and we’re sending our healing derby love to her.
Our closed bout conditions mean we unfortunately cannot publically release the score from this game, however you definitely do not want to miss when PRW and KRG go head to head in a public rematch, that we’re crossing all our fingers and toes to happen very soon. We’re just sorry our doors were closed for the initial face-off!
Many, many thanks to the refs and NSOs, some of whom travelled to kindly join us on the day. We couldn’t do any of this without you. Massive love to our friends the Kent Roller Girls for making this one of the friendliest and fun games we’ve had to date.
- Best Jammer: Fairy Quad Mother
- Best Blocker: Demi Lition
- Most Valuable Player: Major Collision
- Best Jammer: Psyclone Destroy’her
- Best Blocker: Peggy Peril
- Most Valuable Player: R.I.P. McMurphy
Epic write-up by PRW’s R.I.P. McMurphy
Photo taken by the amazing China Blade
Portsmouth Roller Wenches won their first public home game against Team Sealand 158-125!!
Thank you to the HUGE turnout that came today, your support it valued by all of us. Let’s keep the derby love growing, let’s make 29th September (our next home bout) even more spectacular!
(detailed write up and more pics to follow)