CATS TAKE PART IN FIRST BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wakefield’s original roller derby league, Wakey Wheeled Cats, has been invited to compete in the first ever British Roller Derby Championships.
Roller derby began in the UK in 2007, and the Cats were one of the first 20 leagues to form in Britain. The Championships mark a defining year for the sport and will see 72 women’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in the first formal league structure for roller derby ever seen in the UK.
The teams have been divided into four tiers and will take part in games across the country throughout the year.
Playing in the Central North division, the Cats will face Peterborough’s Borderland Brawlers Roller Derby, Sheffield’s Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby, Mansfield Roller Derby and Wolverhampton Honour Rollers throughout the year, with the first game for the Cats against Mansfield on June 28.
With the exciting year ahead and the anticipation for Champs brewing, Cats’ chairman and skater Katie Swift said: “This is the first countrywide league and it is a huge privilege and honour for Wakey Wheeled Cats to be invited to take part.”
The Championships bring fresh challenges to the Cats, who will be competing against all of the teams for first time. The Cats leave behind the winning games and learning experiences from last year and will be focusing on the new challenge that lay ahead.
Katie added: “We will have a strong and bonded team to put forward, who will fight to the end to win our tier.”
Wakey Wheeled Cats champs fixtures.
Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC vs Mansfield Roller Derby MNRD
Venue: North Bridge Leisure Centre, Hallifax
Wolverhampton Honour Rollers WHR vs Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC
Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC vs Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby HHRD
Borderland Brawlers Roller Derby BBRD vs Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC
Wakey Wheeled Cats fixtures.
Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC vs Middlesbrough B Team
Spa Town Rollergirls vs Wakey Wheeled Cats WWC
For up to date information on Cats fixtures and tickets, visit our Upcoming Games page