On Saturday 11th June, the Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Stars (ARRG) will do battle with Finland’s Kallio Roller Derby at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium, continuing their international roller derby onslaught.
Get your tickets here. Please note, online ticket sales will close at 11am on the 11th June. Tickets will be available for £8 (£6 concessions) on the door on game day!
Fresh from a successful Big O tournament in the US last month during which the Edinburgh team took on some of the best roller derby teams in the world, they will be fighting hard for a win on home track.
Cailtin O’Carroll, All Stars Co-Captain said:
“We were definitely really challenged in America. American teams tend to have a lot very solid, big players. Inspired by this we will be training to aggressively own our space on track, and be a little more agile in avoiding the bigger hits. We’ve a lot to work on but we are in a really strong position – we’ve room to build and improve with one eye on next season already.”
Auld Reekie, now ranked 47th in the world will be more determined than ever to retain their unbeaten home record this year as a confident win against the Finnish team will further propel Edinburgh up the international rankings, a lose however, could cost dearly.
“The rankings position is always a risk, especially with an unknown (to us) quantity like Kallio who have been quietly beating teams ranked above us….but we feel it’s vital to play the harder games this season, to push ourselves to the limits. With Kallio there is a risk of us dropping some of the rankings points we earned in the US as a result of the game but we are incredibly hungry for the win and are prepared to take the risk to ensure we qualify for Championship Play Offs later on this summer.”
Whatever the outcome, when Auld Reekie face Kallio, an explosive game of world-class roller derby is guaranteed!
Spectators will get two games for the price of one on the 11th June. In addition to the international fixture against Kallio, the day will also see the debut of the newly created C team for the Edinburgh league – the Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Star Rookies who will take on Aberdeen’s Granite City Fight Hawks. As well as top derby action, the event includes plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained including local craft stalls, top ARRG merchandise, half-time entertainment, a stocked bar, tasty cake stalls and a kids’ area with crafts and face painting.
Tickets: £5 online, £8 (£6 concessions) on the door, free entry for under 14’s – to purchase click here. Please note, online ticket sales will close at 11am on the 11th June. Tickets will be available on the door on game day!
Doors open at 14:20 at Meadowbank Stadium
Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Star Rookies V Granite City Fight Hawks
16:00 – 18:00
Auld Reekie Roller Girls All Stars V Kallio Roller Derby