Alright Auckland fans! It’s been a while, but the Pirate City Rollers are happy to announce we’re hosting a Double Header event this November!
That’s right – not one, but TWO games! The Pirate’s Broadside Brawlers will first face off against the Convicts from Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby, before the All Scars battle against Kawerau Roller Derby.
Date: Saturday 15 November.
Time: First game at 5pm, second game at 7.30pm
Location: YMCA, Pitt Street
Cost: $10 online, $15 on the door, $5 kids under 12, FREE for kids under 5.
Tickets: Available here
The 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup is coming up quickly, with only 7 weeks left until competition time! For the past nine months 30 of the top roller derby skaters from around NZ have been working hard in the Team NZ Training Squad in preparation for the Cup. They’ve been participating in monthly team trainings around the country, fundraising for the trip to Dallas, Texas, and cross training every moment they could spare in their busy lives. Last week the final squad of twenty who will be traveling to Dallas were announced. We’re stoked to say the final squad hosts four Pirates – Terror Satana (who will also be captaining the team!), Lady Trample, Jordan Leah Parore (commonly known as Skate the Muss), and Coup D’eTalia all made the cut!
Congratulations to all the squad members, safe travels and best of luck at the World Cup! We will all be cheering you on!
Another Sur5al down and the Pirates had a great showing! Team Argentina, with TutanKarnage, Machete Confetti, Sugar Hit, Lady Trample, and Coup D’eTalia, took out the tournament for the second time this year! Terror Satana, playing for Team Wales, took out Best Blocker, and her team placed third overall. Our referee Zephyr, playing with Team England who came second, was also awarded Best Jammer. Best dressed skaters Myrtle Kombat and Rick O’Shay were also formidable and an asset to their side, Team South Africa. And of course our ever smiling Head NSO Purple Parfait as well as our cool, calm and collected referee Dovenwolf helped to officiate the fast paced day. Congratulations to everyone, and thank you Whenua Fatales Roller Derby League for another fantastic event.
Thank you Dead End Derby Christchurch Rollergirls for your wonderful hospitality and wicked sportsmanship! The Broadside Brawlers were impressive, with five PCR recently graduated freshmeat playing their first ever game. But the Living Dead Dolls took the win 265-136. DED All Stars also played a hard hitting game, but the All Scars kept a tight game and used awesome teamwork to triumph 173-99.
The country’s number one roller derby league, the Pirate City Rollers, are proud to host a charity match for Rainbow Youth during the Auckland Pride Festival, Saturday, February 15th.
The roller derby community has a long history of queer celebration and support, and the Pirate City Rollers are proud to team up with Pride to hold this game.
They’ll take on Vagine Regime Aotearoa, New Zealand’s team of elite LGBT skaters. Vagine Regime are make up of a stellar group of skaters from throughout the country, including Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Palmerston North.
A portion of the proceeds for this match will go to Rainbow Youth, an Auckland-based organisation providing support, information, advocacy and education for queer and trans* young people (aged between 13 and 28), their friends and whānau, and those who work with queer and trans* youth..
WHO: PCR vs Vagine Regime Aotearoa
WHEN: Saturday February 15th
WHERE: YMCA Pitt Street, Auckland.
TICKETS: $15+bf online at Under the Radar, $20 on the door. Discounted ticket prices for children under 12.
After intensive try-outs in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland to join the Team New Zealand training squad for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, the line-up has finally been revealed!
Congratulations to the Pirate City Rollers skaters who made the cut: Terror Satana, Skate the Muss, Lady Trample, Coup D’eTalia, and Fia Fase Oe, who was also one of the side’s three selectors along with coach Pieces of Hate and fellow selector Zephyr.
Make sure you congratulate them when you next see them on the track!
The Pirate City Rollers’ All Scars v Sydney at TGSS 2012
The Pirate City Rollers are heading to the 2014 Great Southern Slam (TGSS)! It’s been called the world’s biggest roller derby event by Derby News Network, with 30 leagues from throughout New Zealand and Australia competing at the 2012 tournament in Adelaide.
The All Scars put on a good showing at the first ever TGSS in 2010, coming fourth out of 16 leagues. In 2012 the All Scars faced tough opponents in Northern Brisbane, Brisbane City, Wollongong and Sydney, and made it to the quarter finals before finishing in a respectable eighth place.
After international bouting experience against Hawaii, VRDL’s Queen Bees, and Northern Brisbane Rollers in 2013, and taking out the NZ Derby Royale national tournament undefeated in 2013, the All Scars are aiming high for the 2014 TGSS and can’t wait to fly over for the tournament!
Day One and Day Two recaps of the 2012 TGSS are here
We’d dearly appreciate any and all help from friends and fans to get there – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates here.