There was a roller derby double header in Windsor this Saturday when Windsors B team: The B-Headers took on a mixed team made up of players from Roller Derby Porto (Portugal), Bristol Roller Derby, Seaside Sirens (Essex), Basingstoke Bullets and Portsmouth Roller Wenches. Windsors A team; Who Dares Windsor took on The Imposters from Lincoln.
It was a shaky start for the home teams, both facing a 30 point deficit after the first few jams. But with teamwork, tactics and clean jamming both the B-Headers and Who Dares Windsor were able to recover and open up an impressive lead with the B team victorious, 191 to 156 and the A team a staggering 283 to 92.
Player awards went to:
Best Jammer: Kirsty Trice
Best Blocker: Steph ‘Steflon’ Sterndale-Bennett
MVP – Emma ‘Stomp Em’ Banton
Who Dares Windsor
Best Jammer: Emma ‘Siouxsie Sutures’ Thomson
Best Blocker: Marie Melvin
MVP – Rachel Hillsdon
200 derby fans from across the UK packed out Windsor Leisure Centre, if you couldn’t make it, here’s the set-up, warm-ups, skate-outs and the B-Headers game all in 1 minute 40!
Video courtesy of Crissy Howes
Photos courtesy of Lynette Allen