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,

By granitecityrollerderby, May 24 2016 11:06AM

Granite City are making their way to Harrogate for the final game of their British Championships tournament!

GCRD have had an awesome run in Tier 4 Local North this year, taking the win for all 3 of their games so far. You can always keep up with our scores on, or click on our scores widget on the front page.

The fourth and final game will be against Halifax Bruising Banditas on the 4th of June. As you can see from the entirely accurate artists rendition above, the team are very excited to be hosted by the wonderful Spa Town Roller Girls and check out the delights of North Yorkshire!

You can find the event on facebook and buy tickets now. See you on track!

By granitecityrollerderby, Mar 18 2016 08:50PM

Our next stop for the British Championships is the fabulous seaside town of Blackpool!

Hold onto your milkshakes ladies and gents, because the Fights are riding out once again...

We will be playing the Blackpool Roller Coasters on the 9th of April at Blackpool Sports Centre. Durham will also be playing Spa Town in this double header. Find more info here!

By granitecityrollerderby, Feb 28 2016 06:33PM

For our second game of British Champs, GCRD are clambering over Hadrian's wall and taking the Fights over the border.

We will be playing against Spa Town Roller Girls at the Newton Ayecliffe Leisure Centre in Durham on the 12th of March. As usual for Champs there will be two games on the day, so we will also get to see Durham play Halifax. How exciting!

Tickets are on sale here.

By granitecityrollerderby, Jan 29 2016 10:56PM

For our first game of the season, Granite City Roller Derby host a double header, as part of the British Championships Tier 4 North!

Come along for an awesome day of roller derby at the Beach Leisure Centre. Entrance is free – just show up!

If you don’t know the game, don’t worry! There will be a brief explanation of the rules and plenty of friendly people to chat to! There will also be a raffle and a cake stall. All proceeds of the cake stall will go to the SSPCA.

Doors open at 12:30pm!

For the first game Bruising Banditas Roller Derby will face Blackpool Roller Derby at 1.10pm.

And in the second game, the hosts - Granite City Roller Derby - will take on Durham Roller Derby at 3:10pm!

After party will be from 5:30pm at Krakatoa.

Will you be joining us? Tell us on our Facebook Event Page!

See you there!

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