Welsh roller derby provides the big smash at the Big Splash!

Roller derby is an action packed, all-female full contact sport played on quad roller skates, and it’s taking South Wales by storm.
As part of Newport’s Big Splash festival, three of South Wales’ leagues are coming together to produce a roller derby extravaganza. Not only will you be able to see three local teams in two fantastic bouts, but you also have the chance to learn more about the sport and meet some of the skaters. Gone are the days of the scripted fighting and staged penalties seen in the 1970s, replaced by feisty, independent women armed with shoulder checks, hip checks and booty blocks!

You’re invited to meet and greet the Tiger Bay Brawlers at Newport Centre from 14:15 on Saturday 8 October to find out more about roller derby and how to get involved. This introductory session will be excellent preparation for the main event; two exhibition bouts starting at 17:00!

For just £7.00 you get to see Cardiff’s very own Tiger Bay Brawlers B Team take on the Swansea City Slayers in the first bout of the day. This will be the debut public interleague bout for both teams and is definitely not to be missed.

The headline bout sees the Tiger Bay Brawlers Travel Team taking on the best of CRoC – Cardiff Roller Collective. The Brawlers have been bouting leagues through the UK since their public debut in January this year whereas this will be the first interleague outing for CRoC who formed at the end of 2010.

To find out more about the teams involved please search for them on Facebook or visit their websites: Tiger Bay Brawlers, CRoC and the Swansea City Slayers.

Tickets for the event are available from www.tigerbaybrawlers.com and priced at £7.00 per person (under 12s go free).
For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Claire ‘Boba Fettish’ Andrews on sponsorship@tigerbaybrawlers.com

For any media queries or to attend this event in your capacity as a media professional, please contact Laura ‘Lola Coaster’ Joyce on 07776 300342 or via email: PR@tigerbaybrawlers.com


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