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Preston Roller Girls back in action at Preston College

Posted on - 13th February, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - College, Fulwood, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The Roller Girls celebrate their Tier 4 victory

The Roller Girls celebrate their Tier 4 victory

Preston’s rapidly rising roller derby team is back in action in the city against teams from across the country.

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The Preston Roller Girls host their first British Championship bout of the year at Preston College.

They face off against Hull, Forth Valley and Dundee during Saturday 20 February in their first Tier 3 test after winning their way up from Tier 4.

Liz Foster, part of the Roller Girls squad, said: “Watching a bout is a unique and exciting experience. As a spectator, there’s a chance to sit right close to the action, a place we call the ‘Suicide Line’ along the edge of the track. The announcers also do an awesome job keeping the atmosphere lively, talking about skaters with the crowd, highlighting rules, and encouraging as much cheering as possible.

“Teams travel from all over the UK with their supporters and bout days always promise to bring some amazing live action roller derby, music, cake, and love for a sport that’s massive in the hearts of the members that work hard to keep the sport of roller derby alive.”

The Roller Girls are in action from 12noon to 5pm, with tickets £6 in advance for adults and £3 for children, and £8 on the door for adults. Under twos are free. Tickets are available online.

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