GCRD are taking part in the British Champs for the third year!
This competition pits 66 teams against each other from across the UK in a tournament structure, divided by tiers and regions. This year we have been placed in Tier 3 and as you can see above we are joined by 5 others in the "Regional North" group. These are: Furness Firecrackers, North Wales Roller Derby, Auld Reekie Roller Girls (B), Spa Town Roller Derby, Halifax Bruising Banditas.
Each league hosts 2 home games, both "double headers" - two games per day- where we will play each of the other teams. The top two teams will go on to play in Tier 2 next year. To find out more about the championships, go to www.britishchamps.com
Last year, we loved the competitiveness and spirit that was shown by all teams during the tournament, and we had a ridiculously good time being welcomed in so many new venues. (and inducted in so many new after-party games!) We can't wait to see what this year brings.
British Champs gives us great opportunities, but it does demand extra commitment - it's a rare event when we are not the furthest-travelled team playing on game day! Our travel costs can really mount up, and that's where we would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters who turn up on to watch, and our family and friends who help us fundraise the extra cash required to compete.
If you have any fundraising ideas, please contact our fundraising committee: firstname.lastname@example.org