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Yesterday March 3rd 2012, was the Swansea City Slayers open bout against Oxford Roller Derby, “This is Derby”. The bout began with a mixed bout with players from various teams around the UK, the teams were the New Romantics vs Skinheads.
Our coach Hazel Hemlock was captain of the New Romantics and did NPT Roller Derby proud by jamming, blocking and pivoting which won her the MVP award for the New Romantics Team.
Both teams played really well it was amazing to see both teams work so good together seeing most of them had never met and many players were popping their derby cherry.
The bout was really tight with both teams taking the lead at different points, however the Skinheads took the win 170 -150.
On to the main bout Swansea vs Oxford Roller Derby brilliant bout both teams played really well with the final score at 210 - 83 to Swansea City Slayers, well done girls :) and thanks for a fun day.
NPT Roller derby are supporting The Association of Skaters & BMXer’s of Neath read about the petition to get a skate park in Neath and sign it here http://www.petitiononline.co.uk/petition/skatepark-for-neath-south-wales/3818
Today we had our first training session; it was great to get the skates rolling and get the team started. We got to Hengwrt barn at 9:30 on a very cold January morning, we waited with anticipation to see who would turn up, and eventually we had some eager derby girls and refs walk through the door, phew the advertising worked :)
As there were different skating levels we went over the basics of skating, stops and falls, which everyone picked up very quickly.
All in all a very good morning, we plan now to keep on advertising and hit Neath Port Talbot with the derby bug big time! Thanks to everyone who has helped us out so far, the support from the local and derby community has been great, cheers guys.
We are looking forward to joining the Roller Derby community, and cant wait to be up and skating, scrimming and bouting. We know 2012 will mean a lot of hard work but we are ready for the challenge and the fun.
Hopefully it will be a begining of another great South Wales Roller Derby team, we are starting January with a potential 16 people and hopefully with some hard promotion in the next two weeks a few more.
First training session is on January 14th, 10am to 12pm at Hengwrt Community Sport Centre, Briton Ferry