Bristol’s twin city, Hannover, is sending its roller derby team to Bristol this month for a rematch against Bristol Roller Derby’s Women’s B team.
In October 2015, skaters, referees and supporters from the Withywood-based team flew to Germany to play the Demolition Derby Dolls as part of an initiative to develop sporting links between the twin cities. That game ended in a win for Hannover with a final score of 240-209. This time around, Bristol are hoping the home advantage will give them the edge to take the victory they are looking for.
Bristol has been named as a European City of Sport for 2017. Bristol City Council is using this award to celebrate our city’s sporting achievements and encourage more people to take part in sports and active recreation. Our city is home to some great sports and active recreation organisations and we want everyone to work together to help get even more local people involved.
The roller derby games will take place at the University of the West of England Centre for Sport, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY on Saturday 29 July.
The doors open from 12pm with the Bristol verse Hannover game starting at 1pm. Tickets for the event are on sale now and cost £5 (or two for £8) if purchased in advance. On the door tickets cost £7 and kids under 12 years go free. There is also a special advance deal for a ticket and a Bristol Roller Derby t-shirt (retail price of £15) for just £12.50 – numbers are limited so don’t miss out!
You can buy tickets, including the special advance t-shirt deal, online from Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3018355