It seems like a long time ago that we hosted our charity fundraiser game (because it is - Ed.). Who knew that roller derby bloggers hibernated like bears? (that simply isn't true, you've just been distracted by other tasks and pictures of cats. My office, now. - Ed.)
Anyway. Cast your minds back to the start of December, when it was still all horrible and cold outside and it wasn't yet 2017 or even Christmas. Being the big-hearted types that we are, we decided to host a charity game to collect pet food, toys and donations for two well-deserving charities: SSPCA and the Community & Beyond Toy Bank.
Everyone knows who that the SSPCA are those wonderful humans who look after animal welfare in Scotland: rehoming pets, rescuing animals, preventing cruelty and investigating abuse. The Community & Beyond Toy Bank is probably lesser-known, but no less important. They collect toys and distribute them to families across Govan who might otherwise go without.
So, on to the roller derby! Our teams had both come up with excellent festive names, with the Naughty List facing up to the Slay Belles. Everyone had a great time, and even the refs were a bit less deadly serious than normal, with Santa hats, elves, reindeer and more! There was even entertainment through the day, with some fabulous dancers and a magician who danced with a table AND I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW HE DID IT.
It was a hard-fought game but eventually the Naughty List lived up to their name and stole the win from the Slay Belles.
Final score: Naughty List 233 - 129 Slay Belles.
Best Blocker: Hardcore Jen 24
Best Jammer: Kami-Tazzy 360
MVP: Haberbashery 40
Best Blocker: Un-Fairley 27
Best Jammer: Monifa The Bus 253
MVP: Nymphadora Bonks 2
The wonderful Sam Skipsey was on hand with his trusty camera to catch some action from the day, and you can watch it here.