HARD HITTING. FAST PACED. ACTION PACKED.
This Saturday the Portsmouth Roller Wenches present their last home game of the season in which the Wenches A team will be taking on Bath Roller Derby Girls while the Wenches B team will be taking on local south coast rivals Southampton City Rollers. Portsmouth based dance group the Neptune Girls will be on hand to provide the half-time entertainment.
Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain. It is a fast, fun and full-contact sport which combines athleticism, strategy and a riotous rock n roll attitude. Don’t get me wrong when I first watched the sport live I understood it about as much as I did Quidditch. You do pick it up quickly, the rules are printed in the program and there will a commentator keeping the crowd informed over the PA system.
Most players skate under pseudonyms or ‘skater names,’ many of which are creative examples of wordplay with satirical, mock-violent, innuendo and allusions to pop culture. Some players claim their names represent alter egos which they adopt while skating.
You can win a pair of tickets by letting us know your roller derby name would be. All you need to do is email [email protected] with your own name. Our favourite will win the tickets and the winner will be contacted directly on Friday morning.
Don’t miss your chance to watch these fast, furious females in action and support your local roller derby team. Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door and children under 14 can go free.
Doors open from 13:00 at Havant Leisure Centre, with the first whistle at 13:25. The second bout begins at 15:50, wrapping up around just after 17:00. Initial post bout drinks will be held at the Parchment Makers in Havant before the full after party kicks off at The Wave Maiden.