On 6th April, at the Bay Arena in Herne Bay, Kent Roller Girls – the county’s only official WFTDA roller derby league – took on the London Rockin Rollers, and the KRG All-Stars proved their credentials as one of the South-East’s highest-ranking derby teams. Remaining undefeated this year, they hosted an exciting showcase of athletic skill and roller-skating prowess which also featured their B-team who continue to prove tough to defeat on track.
Roller Derby is a full contact sport, played on roller skates. Its origin in 1950’s choreographed bouts is a far cry from the sport as it is today, which pits two teams against each other in an athletic, energetic battle of strength and strategy in a spectacle that’s not to be missed. The aim of the game is for the ‘jammer’, wearing a star on their helmet, to gain points by passing the ‘blockers’ on the other team. The job of the blockers? Well, that should be obvious! Want to see it for yourself? You’re in luck!
Kent Roller Girls will be taking on London Rockin’ Rollers in their second home game of the season on Saturday 6th April at the Bay Sports Arena, Herne Bay!
Kent Roller Girls are proud to present CartoonAPalooza, a Rookie Women’s Sevens Tournament – 26th August, 10am–7pm at the Bay Sports Arena, Herne Bay.
Six 90s cartoon themed teams made up of seven skaters each go head to head… there can only be one winner!
We are inviting rookie skater’s to join us on track to take part in this awesome event. All players are guaranteed 3 games, the entry requirement is that you are rookie level (eg. played 0-7 bouts) and are minimums skilled passed.
Tickets are £20 each (includes the price of your team shirt) and will be available from our online store from 9am, Friday 9th June.
Want to come and watch this exciting event? Spectator tickets will be coming soon – keep your eyes out here and on our Facebook page for details!!!
The British Roller Derby Championships gets underway on 11th Feb with Kent Roller Girls taking on Windsor. The game will be part of a double header event in Tottenham, the home ground of London Rockin Rollers who will match up against Swansea City. See Facebook for event details.
Kent topped the table in tier three last year, beating Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall, Plymouth and Surrey, along the way. At playoffs, the only team in their way to promotion was Norfolk Roller Derby who lead from the start but Kent managed to swing the match round in a nail biting game to take the win with the final score of 154-138.
KRG advanced but lost to Swansea, the overall winners of the playoff games,and were pipped to a third place by 47 points in a game against the hard-hitting lasses from the Wirral.
Tier two will be a step up for Kent, as many of the teams have international players, London Rockin Rollers have world cup veterans Jack Attack and Rammit, and Team Wales and Swansea’s #7 The Mortician is a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, Windsor have a seasoned squad who have played in the USA and Scandinavia, and the Angels of Terror and Big Bucks High Rollers round out the rest of the bracket.
If you want to support the team on their journey into Tier Two the next home game of the season will be at the Bay Arena, Herne Bay on 4th March; tickets are available here.
If you are a woman over 18 and fancy giving roller derby a go, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join them at their Open Day on 12th March. The team are also always on the look out for Referees and officials (both on and off skates) and can teach you all you need to know.
Come along and find out more about the amazing world of roller derby with Kent Roller Girls!
Our open day is the perfect opportunity for you to meet the team and discover what roller derby is all about. We are looking for both skaters and referees to join KRG, and also volunteers to help us run our games and events.
The event is free and everyone is welcome! No tickets are required – just join the event page on Facebook to keep up to date with all the info.
We can lend you nearly all the kit you need, you just need to bring along a mouthguard on the day (as no-one wants to use a second hand mouthguard!).
Story behind the name & number: My name was chosen by my dear friend Heather Clark and my number is the day and month of my birthday.
Jammer or Blocker?: Mainly Jammer!!! I don’t mind pivoting sometimes.
Kent Roller Girls welcomed Surrey to the Herne Bay Arena this weekend for our third game in Tier 3 South of the British Roller Derby Championships.
The county match-up was our toughest game yet in the tournament, but our preparation showed with the KRG being the first to score, taking the lead to 17-0 after the first few jams.
Kent’s 1st home game of 2016 is a British Championships Tier 3 South double header!
May 21st sees us welcoming Grin ‘n’ Barum roller girls, Cornwall roller derby, and Surrey roller girls to our venue, the Bay Sports Arena in Herne Bay.
Tickets: £8 in advance / £10 on the door. Under 12s FREE! – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2533179
Schedule is as follows…
1pm – Doors Open
More info can be found on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/215387208849644/