By granitecityrollerderby, Jun 8 2016 08:17PM
On the 4th June, Granite’s City Roller Derby’s A team played Halifax Bruising Banditas in an exciting game which saw Granite take the win 229 – 155. This was the final game in the British Championships for Granite this year, which sees them undefeated and therefore topping Tier 4 North, with promotion into Tier 3 North next year!
This concludes a successful run for the team, who have gone from strength-to-strength since their re-brand and new teal & grey look at the beginning of the year.
During this year, “The Northern Fights” have travelled far and wide to face Spa Town Roller Girls (238 GCRD -140 STRG) and the Blackpool Roller Coasters (268 GCRD -51 BRC). Granite were also due to play Durham, however, due to circumstances beyond their control Durham had to forfeit the game. Granite instead played a “Dream Team” consisting of players from various leagues across Scotland, and were victorious (324 GCRD – 63 DT).
Co-captain Christine McCartney (aka “Udder Mayhem”) says, “Since we’ve hit the refresh button, with new faces on the team, a new look, a new Tier, and a new perspective, we’ve grown stronger both as individual skaters and as a cohesive team. We are on a roll, and are keen to keep this momentum going into Tier 3 in 2017. We are all very excited, and I’m very proud of the team and what we have managed to achieve this year.”
Even though British Championships have concluded for Granite, the A team will be in action again later in the year. On the 27th August they will face Glasgow Roller Derby’s “Maiden Grrders” and on the 1st October they will face Sheffield Steel Roller Girls “A Team” at home in the Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen.
Granite’s B team “The Fight Hawks” are also busy! This Saturday (11th June) they will face Auld Reekie Roller Girls’ “The All Star Rookies” in Edinburgh. The Hawks will also be in action later in the year, with various games lined up both home and away. It is hoped the success will continue for both of the Granite teams throughout 2016!
Image credit: Dave McAleavy, Boutday.com