The second rule of Catfight Club is: honestly, tell everyone you know because it is AWESOME.
I can’t tell you how excited I am about SSRGs first ever intraleague. I’ve been a member of Sheffield Steel Roller Girls since straight after the teams very first game back in 2009, and I’ve been bouting with the team since their second public bout, in February 2010 so I know how much love and hard work has led up to this moment.
Even better, I am lucky enough to be captaining the Steel Panthers, a team full of Sheffield’s toughest and most talented skaters. You know you can rely on people like Holly Hotrod and Violet Death to bring their All-Star game to this match, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of our newer skaters like Janie Flame step up and show that they have what it takes.
It’s not going to be a walkover though – Death Leopards Captain Zombie SlayHer is not only a brilliant skater but also one of my best mates! There’s some other very good players among their ranks, like Warrior Princess and Ruby Whacks, but I think a Panther will always beat a leopard, and I’ve got a degree in Zoology so that’s pretty much a fact.
Lastly, I hope you’ll join me in sending loads of derby love to our league founder Jane Do a Go-Go who was originally going to captain the Panthers this weekend, but unfortunately the cruel and jealous derby gods decided she had too much awesome to be fair to everyone else and decied to punish her with an injury. We’re very lucky to have her on our bench instead and wish her a speedy return to skating.