Introducing CCR’s newest team – The Raging Belles

The Raging Belles: Back Row (L-R) Dr Inknockulator, Sweet Fighter, Bette Outta Hell, Lola Whip, Pre-EMMptive Strike, Jelly Mean, Ska Siren, Nok-turnal, Erin Blockhervitch, Rollin’ Rat. Front Row (L-R) Cruel Heller De Vil, Typhoid Mary, Speedy Wonder, Whipped Green, Faze’Her, Harm Honey. (Not Pictured: XBlox, Thumpelina, Betty Bloodshed, Bon Snot.)

Saturday 21st April at Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Birmingham sees the newest member of CCR’s bouting family, The Raging Belles take to the track for their first public bout against Wirral Whipiteres.

CCR’s first travel team, The Belles of Centrinnians first skated at Roll Britannia in July 2009, whilst The Slays Belles (CCR’s second travel team) debuted against Middlesbrough Milk Rollers in December 2009, and April 2012 sees the first public bout of their third travel team, the Raging Belles.

The Ragers  join The Slay Belles and the Belles of Centrinnians as one of CCR’s travel teams, and the evolution of this team comes from the high numbers of bout-ready skaters at CCR – currently nearing the 100 mark.

Stevel Knievel, who heads the CCR coaching team explains why a new team is so important to CCR . “Thanks to the structure we’ve put in place, we now have plenty of skaters who have sped through the Development programme to pass their minimum skills and become bout ready. Previously we looked to send them out to bout in mixed ‘cherry popper’ bouts, but while useful in themselves, we thought our skaters needed more and a way to help them move up through the CCR ranks quicker.”

Barry Fight in coach mode

Barry Fight in coach mode

As well as being a debut bout for the Ragers, the event co-incides with CCR coach Barry Fight running the London Marathon on the same weekend. Barry is running the race in aid of  West Midlands Lupus Group and to help him reach his goal of £1,000,  all money raised by the bout will go towards his cause.

Ragers Captain,  Faze’Her says this first public bout is a huge deal for everyone involved.  “We’ve all come through training together, learnt to skate together, now we’re finally getting to bout together. Bouting is the ultimate goal and this is the beginning of our bouting career, but an important milestone.”

The Ragers already have a few fixtures lined up, and Stevel told us about long- terms plans for the team. “The Ragers have got two bouts, as well as a closed doors practice with another new league, to look forward to before the league’s Summer break,  and we’ll be reaching out to new leagues for similar opportunities next year.”

You can find more details on the bout, including directions to the venue here. Entry is just £3,  on the door with all proceeds going to Coach Barry Fight’s fundraising for West Midlands Lupus Group.


Our Next Visitors – Windsor & Dublin!

Saturday 19th February

Following on from the league’s exploits at Tatttoo Freeze, CCR are back on home turf on Saturday 19th Feb, for a fantastic Double Header!

Bout 1 sees CCR’s relaunched second team the ‘Slay Belles’ take on the Dublin Roller Girls, who will be making their bouting debut!

Bout 2 sees CCR’s travel team ‘the Belles of Centrinianns’ take on the Royal Windsor Roller Girls, who first met last June when it was so hot Rolls Voyce spent the entire bout with a towel on his head.

See both games for the bargain price of £7 (Adults) £4 (Over 60 & 10 – 16s) with kids Under 10 getting in for free!

Everything starts around 3pm, click on the flyer for tickets!

Venue: Cocks Moors Wood Leisure Centre, Alcester Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6ER. RAC Map Link

Treason Season - RWRG v CCR 05/06/10

Our Next Mission – TATTOO FREEZE 2011

CCR are pretty excited to be part of the Roller Derby tournament being hosted at this year’s Tattoo Freeze Exhibition, 15th & 16th January in Telford.
This year’s comp sees CCR take on the London Roller Girls and London Rockin Rollers both for the first time, as well as a quick re-union with Edinburgh’s Auld Reekie Roller Girls.

The tournament will be a round robin event, with each team playing each other in full bouts, so that’s 6 superb bouts over two days.

And if that ain’t good enough, Tattoo Freeze showcases some of the best UK and International Tattoo Artists. In its 2nd year, Tattoo Freeze is one of the UK’s biggest Tattoo conventions and once again in addition to the Tattoo artists, there’ll be graffiti demos and workshops, BMX and skateboard demos, Custom Car paintwork displays, a art gallery, ArtFusion canvases and a National Tattoo Photography competition.

Click on the Tattoo Freeze banner for more details as well as Ticket prices.