After a storming first season on the roller derby circuit, Cardiff’s Tiger Bay Brawlers are set to take on Central City Rollers’ B Team, the Slay Belles. Brawl I want for Christmas will be held in the Newport Centre on Saturday 3 December and will be the Brawlers’ last bout of 2011.
Since making their bouting debut in January 2011, the Tiger Bay Brawlers A Team has played eight public bouts and notched up six wins; a phenomenal record for such a young league. They were the first roller derby league in Wales to be affiliated with the UK Roller Derby Association (UKRDA). The Brawlers recently debuted their B Team and are looking to expand the league with the implementation of a rolling recruitment programme.
As if that's not exciting enough, the Tiger Bay Brawlers are also preparing for their biggest challenge yet when they face off against London Rollergirls’ (LRG) team the Ultra Violent Femmes in their opening game of an already jam-packed 2012 season.
BB Bombshell, Tiger Bay Brawlers league member and former head coach said “when I joined the Brawlers 18 months ago I immediately had high expectations but I had no idea of what the future held and just how successful the league would be; these women have progressed from hobbyists to highly focused athletes. Our bouting calendar for next year sees us up against some tough opponents, but we are ready for the challenge and whatever 2012 has to throw at us!”
Tiger Bay Brawlers vs. Central City Rollers’ Slay Belles is on Saturday 3 December at Newport Centre, Newport, NP20 1UH. Doors open at 17:30 with wheels in motion at 18:30. Tickets and information are available now from www.tigerbaybrawlers.com. Tickets are £7.00 in advance or £9.00 on the door (under 12s go free).
For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Claire ‘Boba Fettish’ Andrews on email@example.com. For any media queries or to attend this event in your capacity as a media professional, please contact Laura ‘Lola Coaster’ Joyce via PR@tigerbaybrawlers.com.