Slays travel North to play Newcastle Roller Girls


Do you remember where you were 6 months ago? More specifically on Dec 1st? We do! Enthralled on the edge of our suicide seats, nails ‘trimmed’ to the bone, we sat holding our breaths watching CCR’s B team Slay Belles playing Newcastle’s Canny Belters. After some very tense play, NRG took away the win with a score of 118 to 102.

Since then the Slays have had the opportunity to build up their experience playing teams including Croydon and Northampton. Could this help them to bring home a victory, or will the Canny Belters, fresh from their win against Glasgow’s B Team repeat their peformance?

Only one way to find out! Join CCR’s Slay Belles as they play Newcastle Roller Girls this weekend.

Event Details:

  • Date: 29th June 2013
  • Venue: Walker Activity Dome , Wharrier Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 3BR
  • Time: Doors open 11.45am, First Bout – Whippin’ Hinnies v Bruising Banditas – 12:15pm, Second bout – Canny Belters v Central City Roller Girls‘ Slay Belles (B) – 2:30pm
  • Tickets: £6 online, £7.50 on the door.
  • For more details visit here.

Follow us on twitter @The_CCR for updates on the day! Can’t make this? Join CCR for ‘Get your Skates on’, a free introduction into the world of Roller Derby. Put some skates on or come and watch a mixed scrimmage. For more info click here.

Photo Courtesy of Floyd King

Who Are CCR? – #505 Naughtigal Nelly

Nelly headshot

What she says…


What they say…

“Tenacious and a tough skater to get past!”

– Ghouldielocks #800

Nelly tableWhy Derby? (And why CCR?)

Someone invited me to a ‘meat and greet’ for a new team being set up in Birmingham. I found it quite intriguing so went along. It was with a different team that was very new and I needed more structure so I didn’t fall in love with the sport straight away. It was only when I joined CCR that I finally realised what a great sport it was and the dedication that everyone puts into it not just on skates, but behind the scenes too.  I initially started Roller Derby to get fit. But because of the way the sport has grown, I am now trying to get fit to be a better skater.

Is there a story behind you name and number?

My close friends call me naughty Nelly and I love all things nautical, so I mashed the two together to make Nautigal Nelly :). As for my number, the lovely Block Star picked to for me because it looks similar to SOS.

Spread the love! Who do you admire in the World of Derby?

Going to sound mega corny, but everybody in CCR inspires me. From the quietly awesome girls like Dana Scurry and Lethal Sizzle, to the thunderous Viv La France and Ghouldie. Seriously love them all, and wouldn’t be here now without any of them. Outside of CCR I admire Kamikaze Kitten. I mean who doesn’t. SHE IS GENIUS.

Hottest piece of kit?

I’m not very technical with skates, but I do love my semi custom Bonts. My feet are two different sizes and my Bonts fit like a glove (or should that be sock?! tehehe). Other than that, I am happy to try anything once.

What’s your top tip for bout/practice preparation?

I try not to have superstitions in case I forget to do it and feel more anxious than I already get. But I do love to have my red lippy at the ready. Favourite pre-bout meal would be tuna mayo and pasta the night before. On the day its 4 Weetabix in the morning, then I can’t eat anything until after the bout.

And finally, what your favourite post bout tipple?

Drink of a pirate….. RUM!!!

This weekend Nelly and CCR’s Slay Belles travel North to take on Newcastle Roller Girls. You can find out more about the event here or follow us on twitter @The_CCR for updates on the day!

Belly Laughs and Beer: Saturday 22nd June

Once again Central City Rollergirls are teaming up with the lovely Jay Handley to bring you an amazing Saturday nights entertainment. This Saturday (22nd June) sees the third installment of CCR’s comedy nights which in the past has showcased some great talent. The acts this weekend will be treating the crowd to some new material before heading to comedian’s mecca aka the Edinburgh Fringe festival later this summer. With six incredible acts for just five pounds you can’t afford to miss it!

Who? Comedians include:

Jay Handley – The comedy messiah will be your compere for the evening.

The Lovely Men – Puerile & thought provoking sketch comedy from four lovely men – James Cook, Jonathan Lee, Andy Richardson & Dan Smith.

Masai Graham – Runner up of the comedian of the Year award in 2011.

Freddie Farrell – Freddie Farrell delves into some dark areas, but his cheeky-chappy demeanor can carry him through the darkest of subject matter’.

Jon Pearson – His story telling style has audiences hanging from his every word.

Jonny Greatrex – “A great up-and-coming act, one to watch.” Dan Nightingale. “Jonny Greatrex is a lovely man and a comic with some fine jokes and a great deal of potential.” Stuart Goldsmith. “Jonny is a quick witted, charming, and likeable comedian who can engage with an audience within seconds.” Kirsty Murdoch.

Why? 1.  Its almost payday, you might be low on funds but still fancy a good night out. 2. This line up could pull off some amazing packwork. 3. The Voice has got to that boring stage after the auditions but before the final and you can’t stand to stay in listening to a Will.I.Am dopefest.

Where? Upstairs in The Old Royal on Church Street. (5 minutes from New Street, Free parking after 7.30pm outside).

When? Saturday 22nd June, 7:30pm start.

How? Tickets should be bought in advance from

CCR would like to thank all the acts for their continued support and hope to see you there!