We had our inaugural “home” bout on Saturday. A few months of intense planning, stress, sleeplessness – but it was all worth it. We had a rookie scrimmage take place first, then our bout was the “main event”. We hosted the fabulous Saskatoon Roller Derby Killa’ Bees. It’s fun to play people we ‘know’ and I feel we have a closer relationship with Saskatoon’s league because we go to their bouts, they are always so helpful with anything our league needs (knowledge, skills, refs, etc.)
In addition to a couple of tv story/interviews, we also made the cover of our local newspaper here. And a follow up story after the bout was here. The final “official” score was 337 to 281 for the Killa’ Bees. That’s actually a fairly close game in derby. We felt we gave our spectators a great game to watch and it was exciting to play.
There’s a set of photos on Shaun Savage Photography’s Facebook page here. I’m not sure if everyone can see them, you might need a Facebook account. Here are a couple, photo credit to Shaun Savage.
It can get confusing:
Thanks to our great sponsors, we had new jerseys and nice shiny purple helmets. I think we looked great. It was very hectic, very draining, but I feel that it went off very well. A small glitch here and there, but overall, I am so proud of our league for doing this.
Now to try and get caught up with other things that have been neglected while we were busy bout planning!