GCRD 10th Anniversary - First World Cup

By granitecityrollerderby, Oct 23 2018 04:47PM

Hi, I'm Wendy or Peggy (derby name). I wanted to write about 2011 as this is the year my roller derby journey began. This was a busy year for the league. GCRG played 6 games throughout the year. The year kicked out with a win in February against Perth.

The league travelled down to Newcastle in March for Newcastle's first home game held in the Walker centre. Newcastle took the win this time.

The league had their next game against Auld reekie Roller Girl's Cannon Belles (now All Star reserves) in April. GCRG fought hard, but the Belles took the win.

The July home game saw GCRG take on their nearest team, Dundee's Silvery Tayzers, GCRG took the win that round. Dundee and GCRG have taken each other on repeatedly since 2010. There have been 5 games with Dundee since 2010, with GCRG winning three. Both teams have grown so much over the years with Dundee now being a WFTDA league and ranked 268th in the world. GCRD has many of it's members now filling the ranks at Dundee (Alun, Asa, Janey and now Bina). It's great to see how well they are doing.

September saw a nail biting game wiith a 3 point difference when GCRG played Manchester.

The 5th of November saw GCRG's final game of the year. This was played against the Dolly Rockits who had travelled from Leicestershire. The Dolly Rockits won the game, but GCRG won the dance off. There are still videos on youtube, I've watched them heaps of times and they still make me laugh to theis day!

The first women's World Cup was held in December of 2011 in Toronto Canada. Both Clinically Wasted and Fight Cub (formerly of ARRG) were representing the league playing for Team Scotland.

Team Scotland played games against New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Team USA. The Scottish team faced a tricky start playing USA first. They managed to score one point which meant they had a fight on their hands from the beginning. Wasted and Cub played brilliantly, showcasing the skating skills from the North East.

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