NRG v GCRG, March 5, 2011, Lightfoot Centre, Newcastle
NRG 113 – GCRG 63
In the run up to the bout NRG were in training overload, the panic of a first home bout in front of friends and family meant that we worked super hard, got faster, got better, and became a solid team of battling beauties.
We took on GCRG, a team similar to us, a team that we would have to work damn hard to beat, and a team that we knew wouldn’t give us an easy home win (even if we asked them REALLY nicely). The GCRG girls wore red, and wore lots of face paint. NRG wore black and lots of sparkly gold. Continue reading We did a win! Flog on the Tyne blew our minds→
Festive spirits were running high at NRG’s first intra-league bout just before Christmas.
What started as a fun idea quickly developed into a fully-fledged, action-packed drama as the self-proclaimed Radgie Rollers and Tits Magees battled it out for the crown of 2010’s last bout.
The Tits Magees started strong with a bumper line-up in the first few jams of super blockers and experienced jammers, making it hard for the Radgies to get a foot, or wheel, in a game that lasted only 45 minutes with no half time.
But as the jams added up, the Radgies came out fighting hard, their jammers really setting the track on fire, which left the Magees struggling to keep the upper hand.
The score was tight all the way through as the teams were deliberately evenly matched but the Radgies very deservedly won it in the end with a final score of 67-53.
It all set us off nicely for the Christmas party later on the evening at Hoults Yard – what a belter day it was!
Newcastle Roller Girls’ first ever home bout vs Northern United Team Skaters (with members from Middlesbrough Milk Rollers, Liverpool Roller Birds and Manchester Roller Derby) saw the Canny Belters pick up their second consecutive win with a final score of NRG 102 – NUTS 81. Although it was a closed bout the atmosphere was electric and the stakes still as high as ever.
NUTS were off to a great start as fans screamed from the balcony, and the half time score was 43-49 with NUTS in the lead.
The second half was ours though, with some awesome power jams seeing NRG skate out in front and take first place.
This was a particularly special win for NRG as it was the first time we have fielded a team of entirely our own players – we do love our guests, but it made the victory even sweeter. Our awesome GG Fox took home the bout’s MVP certificate for her amazing jamming skills, and for NUTS it went to MMR’s Oompah Thump-Ya!