Our second game in the 2017 British Champs season sees us take the trip all the way to Aberdeen to face the new look Furness Firecrackers!
We're keen to take the momentum of our cracking display against Granite City to take the fight to Furness and get our first win of 2017. The Banditas are riding high after the near-miss against Granite City and are taking those good-vibes all the way up into Scotland to give our best against old friends the Furness Firecrackers.
Furness had tumultuous 2016. After using their training venue they faced an almighty challenge in keeping their team going as they searched for a new one. They have done amazingly well to carry on training even using carparks and playgrounds when no where else would take them.
With these troubles they had to take the unfortunate step of withdrawing from the 2016 British Champs competition which resulted in their relegation to Tier 3. But they are back for 2017! They have dome a fantastic job in recruiting and training up new talent after a number of departures and retirements and return t the competition with a full team and a fiery desire to stamp their mark on the T3 North table.
For us, we last faced Furness in 2015 just after we suffered a mass of our own departures and league upset. That game we lost 450 - 90 and signified the lowest point of our competition to date when we were at our freshest and most disparate. Now is our opportunity to get a win against Furness for the first time!
It promises to be a cracking bout!
The second game will see hosts Granite City Roller Derby play first time British Champs opponents Auld Reekie Roller Girls All-Star Reserves. The All-Star Reserves are Auld Reekie Roller Girls' 'B' team and are sure to be true contenders for the Tier 3 North top spot.
If you can make it to Aberdeen on Saturday 22nd April we would love to see you there!
22nd April 2017
Door Open - 12:30pm
Halifax Bruising Banditas v Furness Firecrackers - 1:10pm
Granite City Roller Derby v Auld Reekie Roller Girls All-Star Reserves - 3:10pm