Join us as we say “farewell” to our home teams by attending our last home bout of the season. This DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament will determine the 2013 Intraleague Champion who will hold all the home team glory for all eternity! This is your last chance to see the Brass Knuckle Betties, Fallen Debutantes, and Spell Razors play as teams.
Each bout will be 30 minutes. The winner of the first bout will play in the second bout. The losers of the first two bouts will play each other to determine 3rd place. The remaining 2 teams will battle for 1st place!
Doors open at 5:50 pm
First whistle at 6:30 pm
Bring your chair!
BONUS! We will be welcoming the Garrison Carida Storm Troopers at this event! Come meet Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Storm Troopers and other various Star Wars villians and heroes.
Your Brandywine Belligerents and Brawlers have been asked to skate against leagues in New York, Virginia and North Carolina. We are fundraising to offset the travel expenses with a limited edition t-shirt.
Shirts will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the close date of the fundraiser.
Click here to buy! http://www.booster.com/brandywine
Fall is upon us and hordes of people are starting to revel in their pumpkin flavored coffees, anticipating pulling out their cozy sweaters and looking forward to basking in the glow of harvest moons. In addition, the fall season brings with it tailgating, cheering, spirited debate about who is the better team, traveling to away games and sometimes-even face painting! And I’m not just talking about at football games. All those things happen at roller derby bouts as well! If you haven’t had the chance to attend a Brandywine Roller Girls bout yet, you are in luck because we have a thrilling fall season schedule filled with home and away bouts.
BRG is continuing to support the local community in the fall season by hosting a monthly home bout every 3rd Saturday at Caln Skating Center in Downingtown, PA. September’s home bout is a double header with BRG’s Brute Squad taking on the Reading Derby Girls, followed by two of BRG’s home teams; the Spell Razors vs. the Brass Knuckle Betties. Come to Caln on September 21st for a night full of hard-hitting derby action! The next home bouts are 10/19, 11/16 and 12/21.
It is also an exciting time for away bouts at BRG! We are happy to announce that we have secured several away bouts for all the BRG travel teams (Belligerents, Brawlers and Brute Squad) including playing teams such as Diamond State, Atlantic Coast, Gotham, River City and Carolina. Included in the away bouts are some WFTDA sanctioned bouts for the BRG Belligerents! Please visit the BRG website for all the details and full schedule. BRG Schedule
However, with travel comes expenses and we need to raise money to help our league pay for things like gas, lodging and food.
On Friday, October 11th, BRG is hosting the 2nd annual “Skate with BRG” consisting of a silent auction and lots of fun activities for the kids. It’s an all around family friendly event for $5 from 5pm – 7pm at Caln. Come and bid on some great items, meet the skaters of BRG, let your children race or push a roller girl around the track and make some crafts! It is bound to be a great time again this year. We look forward to seeing you there. Look for BRG skaters at local events in your area throughout the fall and come say “hi!”
Last but certainly not least! BRG needs to keep growing as we look to dominate in 2014. On Sunday, November 3rd, we are hosting a Boot Camp session in which anyone interested in joining BRG or interested in learning how to play roller derby can come out and be taught by Koach HotWheels. BRG will then be holding tryouts on Sunday, November 23rd for the 2014 season. Advanced registration is available for the boot camp and tryouts this year, so reserve your spot now by clicking the links below.
So whether it is at a bout, a fundraiser or at a boot camp, BRG invites you to come enjoy the remaining season schedule and help us make this the best fall season ever!
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a neighborhood full of kids my age. We were always outside and we were always doing something biking, skateboarding and, of course, roller skating. I loved all of those things but especially the skating. We would go down to the rink on the weekends and we just always had a blast. As I got older, it wasn’t really in my rotation of things to do but I would make my way to a rink at least once a year. Roller derby is just really the perfect sport for me because it encompasses elements from many of the activities and games my friends and I would play all those years ago. I love it.
What is your favorite position and why?
Most often you will see me jamming but I really love blocking. It brings me joy to make the opposing jammers life as difficult as possible. You know the moment when you hit someone out and run them all the way back? I know how it feels to have it happen to me (horrible), so it makes it all the more satisfying when I can do it to someone else. That sounds really mean. I promise I’m not mean!
What else do you do to meet the physical (or mental) demands to play roller derby?
Errr..umm….nothing. Well, that’s a lie. I use the power of positive thought and visualization constantly. Never underestimate what that can do! I do intend on cleaning up my diet and starting to exercise outside of practice. It can only make my game better and it’s something I wish I would have started on day one.
What are your non-derby hobbies/activities/hidden talents?
If I’m not at work or practice, I am probably at home relaxing with Nick and our puppy, Alf. I like to read a lot (I know, party girl over here) and I try to make my own comic books.
Do you have any pre-bout traditions?
Work. Yes, I am one of those poor, unfortunate souls that have work on the weekends.
What is the one thing you cannot live without when playing roller derby?