Even hotter than the release date of the new OITNB, we’re now hotting up for SEASON 5 of Glasgow Roller Derby’s Home Teams!!! Saturday 26th April sees Glasgow’s 4 home teams come together in a fantastic season opener, aiming to rack up some serious points that will put 2 lucky teams in good stead for a place in the much-coveted final!
Doors open at 11.30am, so get down early to secure a suicide line seat and purchase some yummy cake/merch/raffle tickets and watch what promises to two full bouts of stunning derby strategy, skills and strength. And just to mix things up a bit for you, there have been some roster changes that will keep you on the edge of your seats!
Bout 1 sees the Bad Omens take on the T-Wrecks – a mighty clash indeed, as the Omens took 4th place last season and the T-Wrecks claimed second place. The Omens are out to show they are no one’s number 4, whilst the T-Wrecks will be going all out to scoop the illustrious first place this year. This bout will be made particularly interesting as there has been a skater swap – the powerful Splat, formerly a T-Wreck, is now playing for the Omens – and the jukey Suffra Jett will be donning green and playing for the Wrecks! It’s all to play for – this is going to be rivetting!!
Bout 2 will see the Helles Belles play the Death Stars. Again, this will be a fight to the finish as the Death Stars will be fighting to keep a firm hold of their win over the last season, whilst the Belles will be anxious to beat their third place position from Season 4. The Death Stars will feature some new faces to Grd’s home teams, as will the Hells Belles – so watch out for some awesome new talent to admire! Everyone loves a dark horse!
Tickets are available in advance, however if you’re flying by the seat of your pants, they will also be available on the door.
This Saturday, (31st August) a very important double header will be played out … The 3rd bout of the 2013 Glasgow Home Teams Season, this is the decider which determines which two teams will earn a coveted spot in the Home Teams Final in November.
Everything is at stake – as the winning teams get to fight it out in the spectacular finale, and the losing teams will be relegated until the 2014 Home Team Season!
First bout will see the hot rockin’ Helles Belles up against GRD’s newest home team, the T-Wrecks. So far this season, each of these teams has won one and lost one. Each are going in with a fantastic roster of skaters with only one thought on their minds – WINNING! So who shall be victorious?
The second bout sees the ever-smiling Bad Omens up against the formidable Death Stars. The Bad Omens have so far lost both bouts played, with the Death Stars winning both of theirs. As is the case with roller derby though, anything can happen – and both of these teams will fight with equal fire for a space in the final
Whatever the outcome, you are guaranteed two fast-paced bouts with the skill and strategy that Glasgow Roller Derby never fails to deliver, with all the fun and frolics that are afforded by Home Teams.
Come along and meet these 4 fantastic teams, featuring those vets you know and love, as well as the debut of some of GRD’s newest league members. Buy merch! Buy cake! And buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment 🙂
(all pics by Dave McAleavy, boutday.com)