Anarchy 2015: all the action

Photo by Graeme Willets.

 

LONDON CALLING

People from all across the UK, Europe and the world chose to spend a glorious, sunny weekend sweating it out in a sports hall for the 5th year running. Why? For Anarchy in the UK . 2015’s event involved a gruelling two-day bootcamp and a double-header bout showcasing some of the best derby Europe has to offer.

This year, our skaters added an extra colour to their usual pink and black get-up: teal. The colour was prominent among all skaters and the crowd too, in memory and celebration of the life of #57, Casper, a 15-year-old transgender skater from the Darlings of Destruction Junior Derby League, and to raise awareness for suicide prevention. (more…)

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Anarchy III Saturday

A rising tide lifts all boats” and as the sport continues to grow in the US – the quality ever increasing and the popularity growing – the waves are also being felt on this side of the Atlantic. Auld Reekie Rollergirls, Berlin Bombshells and hosts London Rollergirls provided some of the finest skaters in Europe as the water level rose that little bit higher thanks to the visit of the Windy City Rollers All-Stars, who, ranked as high as 6th in the world, came to England for the third instalment of the annual Anarchy event.

Anarchy has become the centrepiece of London’s home season, often providing an opportunity for teams to test themselves against higher ranked opponents. The bouts often provide a benchmark of how far teams have come and crucially, for these determined women, how far there is to go.

Relocated to the Guildford Spectrum, the bleacher-seated crowd were treated to four bouts over two days of highly competitive derby in which London wouldn’t be the only lower ranked team looking to raise their game against tough opposition.
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Season 5 Round 3 – April 6th 2013

Round 3 saw the final two bouts of the round-robin stage of the intra-league season, with teams looking for vital wins to see them into next month’s championship decider. Both bouts would go down to the final jams as the competitiveness of the four squads continued to produce exciting derby. An added level of interest was also provided by the recent intake of skaters, giving many fans the first glimpse of the new recruits to the league.
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