An eventful month for all NRG teams with an early evening co-ed bout at Skate Central, Sheffield on August 10th; followed by a double header August bank holiday that sees Super Smash Brollers join forces with Nottingham Roller Girls to co-host an event for the very first time.
Sheffield Vs Nottingham Co-ed
It’s fair to say that both Sheffield and Nottingham must have been disappointed to miss out on playing each other at the co-ed tournament back in February. Both had the pleasure of taking on Birmingham’s WMD and while Sheffield staged a come back in the latter part of their game; some pretty epic Jammie Dodger power jams saw NRG beat WMD by 119 points.
NRG could be forgiven, then, for feeling confident as Sheffield host their first co-ed game; however, lets not forget what has come before. The Sheffield men’s team The Inhuman League has faced and defeated SSB twice; the same can be said when NRG have come up against Sheffield Steel Roller Girls. Throw into the mix a couple of Team England players on the home roster and an absence of Jammie for the visitors and things don’t seem quite so clear cut anymore.
This is going to be quite the fight if NRG want to secure their position at the top of the co-ed game.
Information can be found on the facebook events page which also promises a bar for spectators and an after party tbc; you might wanna catch the bus and make a night of it.
Tickets £5 on the door.
Doors open at 7pm.
Super Smash Brollers Vs Tyne and Fear (B)
Nottingham Roller Girls Vs Wolverhampton Honour Rollers
It’s been a great summer for merby and both these teams will be on a high following the massive success of MERDC 2013 last month in which Tyne and Fear’s A team put on an impressive show.
Tyne and Fear [B] first bouted in June and racked up an impressive score difference of 307 points; but SSB, who themselves have some relatively new players; seem to be gaining momentum as the weeks go by.
Initially crushed by TIL in their debut bout; their rematch a few weeks later at MERDC saw them close the score gap by a significant amount. The team seem to be getting it together and becoming more disciplined and we can see this bout being a watershed moment in their development.
If score predictors are anything to go by you could say that NRG have the women’s bout in the bag; the girls, however, are not taking anything for granted. Their defeat at the hands of Halifax’s Bruising Bandita’s was a sobering experience, in which the opposition’s fitness levels and offensive tactics played a defining part.
Injury and the absence of some key players will mean that NRG need to step up their game, especially given WHR’s presence in the Heartland Series which has seen them bouting on a monthly basis- their on track experience will certainly give the home team a run for their money.
Both home teams want that vital home win; will you be there to witness it?
Tickets – £6 in advance, £7 on the door
13s and under get in for free.
For updates on the days event join: https://www.facebook.com/events/585786028138099/
Or get tickets in advance from: http://nrg-ssb.eventbrite.co.uk/