GCRD are coming to the end of the season. Last weekend the Northern Fights took on Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Star Reserves in Edinburgh, the Fight Hawks will be competing in a tournament on the 25th November and last month we celebrated Granite City Roller Derby Home Season Finale! 2016 has been a massively successful year for GCRD, both on and off the track, which was rounded off in style on October 1st at our Home Season Finale in association with our awesome sponsors, Krakatoa!
With the Northern Fights finishing the British Championships at the top of Tier 4 North, and the Fight Hawks going from strength to strength since their debut in 2015, GCRD took the opportunity to end the home season by thanking our outstanding skaters, refs, officials, committee members and of course, our main sponsor, Krakatoa.
GCRD began an official sponsorship deal with Krakatoa in early 2016, which has been a massive support to the whole league; allowing us to invest in brand new sponsored uniforms and helmets for the teams, host more home games than ever before, and provide access to an awesome post-bout venue for our own members and our visiting teams.
Support for amateur sports teams is vital to their progression; from developing members, facilitating travel and provision of promotional opportunities in the local community. As Roller Derby is still a growing sport, the association between GCRD and Krakatoa has been instrumental in encouraging interest in the league locally and promoting the sport to our home supporters. In return, Krakatoa's regulars can reserve the best track-side seats to see the action first-hand, before getting to know the teams better in the bar afterwards. To top it all off, Krakatoa customers can now order our very own GCRD Tiki cocktail in the bar, the flaming teal-coloured Creepy Octopus!
Looking forward to 2017, GCRD hopes to hold many more awesome events in Aberdeen's best tiki bar, and welcome many more of our Krakatoa friends to see the home game action! Massive thanks to Krakatoa for a brilliant year, we can't wait to work with you more in 2017!