2014 was another exciting year for ARRG.
January saw us embark upon our third annual intraleague Home Season - and, as
we’ve witnessed for the past two years, we saw the Skatefast Club and the
Leithal Weapons make it to the final, but this year, for the first time, the
amazing Skatefast Club took the title! February was a busy month of training
for us all, and in March the Twisted Thistles played a closed game against
Tiger Bay Brawlers, and won.
May saw the Thistles head off to Oregon to
compete in the Big O tournament, whilst our Cannon Belles took on Newcastle at
home, and won. We had our annual awards ball in June, which is an amazing
celebration of our work both on and off skates, and a lovely excuse to get
dressed up and have a night out. In August we played our annual Fringe games,
first our Belles took on Dirty River Roller Girls and then the Thistles faced
London Roller Girls Brawl Saints. Sadly we were defeated on both occasions, but
the Belles did not feel defeated and they went on to beat Hamburg at home in
September. Nor were the Thistles, who also came out with a win when Royal
Windsor Rollergirls came to play.
Then, the Belles headed off to Oslo for a
tournament with some really highly ranked opponents; Oslo Roller Derby and Dock
City Roller Girls. The tournament was incredibly hard and both games saw us
defeated, but we fought hard for every point, coming home and ready for the
last game of the year, against Malmo’s B team and ended the year on a high with
a comfortable win.
And so another year ends, but this time
with some BIG changes afoot for 2015. First and most excitingly, the Thistles
and Belles are no more! We have retired these names and as of January 1st,
the teams will be known as the Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Stars and All Star
Reserves. This is an exciting movement forward for us, and we are super
excited. We’ve also seen big changes with our home season, which is now taking
place at the end of the year, from September to November. By the time it comes
around, we’ll have a massive number of new skaters in the league so it will
definitely not be one to miss.
We’ve also got a lot of really exciting
games planned for this year, including being part of the British Champs Premier
League where we will play with the other top 4 leagues in the UK to battle it
out for the top spot! Look out for more information on that.
We hope to see more and more fans at our
home games, and for more information on the fixtures, check on arrg.co.uk or for
any enquiries, email email@example.com.
Here’s to 2015!