Double Header incoming!

IT’S BOUT TIME!

Pirate city rollers take on the mighty Whakatane Roller Derby League in a dastardly Double Header.
First up the Broadside Brawlers take on the Prawn Stars at 4pm.
Followed by the All Scars vs the Brawl Stars at 6.30pm.
In recognition of ANZAC day all those from the armed forces who wear their uniform or show an ID card get free entry
Date: 21st May
Time: Doors Open 3.30pm, first game 4pm, second game 6.30pm
Where: ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland
Game 1: Broadside Brawlers vs Prawn Stars
Game 2: All Scars vs Brawl Stars

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Home season game – 15th of May!

Pirate City Rollers home season got you on the edge of your seat? Can’t wait to see what happens next? Well, the wait is nearly over! Mascara Massacre are taking on last year’s champions the Blackheart Bruisers on the 15th of May at the Trusts Arena in Henderson!

And as an appetiser before the main event we have something very special for you. Our most recent batch of Freshmeat graduates will be making their derby debut against their opposite numbers from the Auckland Roller Derby League! Come along and show them your support as they step into the blinding lights of the Derby world! Thrills and spills aplenty await them – and you – and it’s coming up fast! So bring your gold coin donation and come get your derby on!

WHAT: Mascara Massacre vs Blackheart Bruisers – with PCR Freshmeat Grads vs ARDL Freshmeat Grads as a curtain raiser

WHERE: Trusts Arena, Henderson

WHEN: Grad bout 10am, Main event 12pm

Home Season resumes this Sunday

The Broadside Brawlers are back in town after a stellar performance at the Japan Open – 3 games, 3 wins, Shehard named overall tournament MVP and – and and and – the Broadside Brawlers were named the winners of Division B! Well done girls, we’re so very proud of you!!

And now that they’re back, the home season is underway again with Blackheart Bruisers vs Dead Wreckoning at Glenfield Activzone!

Where: 30 Downing Street, Glenfield
When: This Sunday, April 3rd
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Entry by gold coin donation.
Note that seating at Activzone is very limited so bring a chair if you want to sit down!

Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

See you there!

Tournament Time

We got up bright and early for a team breakfast Thursday – complete with our companion hanging out in trees.


Then we had some of skates training & warm up in the hotel basement – to ensure top secretness. 

Next we hiked down the hill to the tournment – it was our daily exercise at the beginning and end of each day.   

We arrived in our allocated dressing room & started stretching and preparations.


Walking out like Bosses    

We then won our exhibition bout against the Devil Dog Derby Dames 180-165 to us.


Lindale Shovelace & Drop the Pom were our MVP’s 
This called for a celebration in the form of drinks and dinner in a karaoke room in the local pub.  

The next day we repeated our game plan – breakfast, warm up and skate out.

We played the JRDA Nippon team and kinda beat the pants off them. Final Score 502-82 to us.

MVP’s – Shehard & Rumblestintston   

Final day of the tournament dawned on Saturday and after a hearty breakfast we once again headed off down the hill.

A handful of our players were invited make up a mixed team to play JRDA. It was a fantastic bout and great fun was had by all involved. 

Later that afternoon we were playing our final bout against Misawa. We were evenly matched but the Brawlers stayed focused and won to make it 3 out of 3. final score 126-243 to us.

Then there was the prize giving and we were named the B division winner AND our very own Shehard won overall MVP!!! Our excitement was uncontrollable and we even got medals.



Next stop was the after party in the American Village where we partied till late.

Thanks to everyone who supported us through pledge me, Facebook and everywhere else. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Live from Okinawa!

The Japan Open Roller Derby Tournament 2016 has kicked off and the Broadside Brawlers are there representing Pirate City. Check out the timetable:

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All times are in JST (Japan Standard Time) which means the Brawlers are playing at 5:30PM today (Friday) and 5:30PM tomorrow (Saturday). And guess what – you can join in the action with the Japan Roller Derby Association’s live stream on Youtube!

So tune in, turn on and cheer for our girls!

Broadside Brawlers are in Japan

The Brawlers have made it to Japan.

Our mascot has been accompanying us on our travels so far and having a fantastic time as you can see in the photos below.

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The Meiji Jingu Shrine (where he helped us wish for luck to win!)

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Shopping till we dropped in Harajuku.

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Trying some local cuisine.

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Whisky Tasting

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Battle on the Bent Track, this weekend

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Several of our members will be taking part in Battle on the Bent Track 2016 as part of Proud to Play NZ. It’s the first time the Battle’s made it to Aotearoa, and we’re proud to be supporting this great event! Make sure you head along to The Trusts Arena this weekend and check out one (or all!) of the eleven games being played this weekend.
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Help get the Broadside Brawlers to the Japan Open!

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Our travel team, the Broadside Brawlers, are training hard ahead of their first international trip, but they need your help to get them there! They’ll be taking part in the Japan Open Roller Derby Tournament 2016 ジャパンオープン ローラーダービー. They’re fundraising through PledgeMe to help cover costs like accommodation, flights, and uniforms. Head over to the link and help them out.

Pirate City Rollers vs Richter City Rollers – this Saturday!

This Saturday, February 6th is your chance to see the absolute top level of Roller Derby in New Zealand as Auckland’s Pirate City Rollers duke it out with Wellington’s Richter City Rollers as part of the Full Contact derby expo in a WFTDA sanctioned bout!

The action starts at 6:30PM with a Junior Roller Derby curtain raiser bout and the first whistle of the main event is at 7:30PM.

Tickets on the door – $10, cheap!

Where: ASB Stadium, 237 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland

When: Saturday February 6th, curtain raiser starts 6:30PM, PCR vs RCRD kicks off at 7:30PM

This bout also represents the end of an era for PCR as it’s the incomparable and inimitable Lady Trample’s final outing with the Pirates. She is departing for the fair shores of Australia to join the Victorian Roller Derby league – who are ranked second in the world!!! We’ll miss her like crazy but we’re ever so proud. Be there to show the love and help give her a send-off she’ll never forget!

Don’t miss it!

Freshmeat 2016 starting soon!

Freshmeat 2016

Keen to start a new sport this year? Watched Whip It and felt inspired
to become a Roller Derby queen? Now’s your chance to get involved!

Pirate City Rollers are starting their first Freshmeat course of 2016
with an Open Day on Sunday February 21st. During the course you’ll be
taught the basics of roller skating and the game of roller derby.
You’ll also become part of a great community of strong and athletic
people from all walks of life.

Come and watch a live roller derby game between two of the Pirate City
Rollers’ home teams before chucking on a pair of skates yourselves
afterwards. NO previous experience required!

Suitable for those keen to play, referee, or who’re just interested in
giving it a whirl. Gear will be available to hire, but you’ve got to
bring your drink bottles. Make sure to wear clothes that you’re
comfortable to do sport in.

Derby Depot will be there selling everything you need to play derby, with full pad sets from $60.

And we will be having survival drinks and Q&A straight after at The Hangar (104 Central Park Drive, i.e. about 200m down the road – just follow the crowd!) – a chance to talk about the Freshmeat course and joining the league.

DETAILS
What: Freshmeat Open Day and PCR home team game
Where: Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
When: Game from 10am-12pm, Open Day from 12pm-2pm.
Who: Anyone interested in roller skating and roller derby. No age
limit for the Open Day, all genders welcome.
Cost: $5 entry to Open Day and game, $5 skate and protective gear
hire if you don’t have your own.

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