Angels of Terror lift South West Roller Derby top honour for the second year running

11:29 22 July 2014

The victorious Angels of Terror South West team after they retained their South West:UK Roller Derby title at Westpoint, Exeter.
Top row; (left to right); Elsie Emasculator; Whoops-a-Daisy; Insane Bolt; Big Miss Steak; Sandy Waxx; Attack O’Belle; Pimms O’Block.
Bottom row (left to right); Flash Bo-Dash; Split Second; Vampira; Sparky; Carne Evil; Queen a Hearts; Mrs Kripling; Dot Slash; Violentiina Rossii.

The victorious Angels of Terror South West team after they retained their South West:UK Roller Derby title at Westpoint, Exeter. Top row; (left to right); Elsie Emasculator; Whoops-a-Daisy; Insane Bolt; Big Miss Steak; Sandy Waxx; Attack O’Belle; Pimms O’Block. Bottom row (left to right); Flash Bo-Dash; Split Second; Vampira; Sparky; Carne Evil; Queen a Hearts; Mrs Kripling; Dot Slash; Violentiina Rossii.

Archant

Taunton and Exeter’s South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) came out victorious and retained the coveted title of champion roller derby team in the South West for the second year.

They were crowned champions after their latest match which saw them defeat Dorset Roller Girls (DRG) 214-97.

Over the past four month eight roller derby teams from across the South West have played against each other in a series of meetings in the SW:UK League.

Last Sunday (July 20) saw the grand final of the season, which carried the title ‘Gladiskaters’, was held at Westpoint in Exeter.

At the venue were the four leading sides from the regular season contesting the final placings to be champions, second, third and fourth.

SWAT had gone into the grand final with a season-long unbeaten record and were also defending the title they had won twelve months earlier.

A powerful first half showing saw SWAT take a 116-49 lead into the half-time interval.

After the break the SWAT blockers continued to hold sway in the match both holding back and ‘hitting’ the opposition jammers and blockers!

As ever in the sport there were thrills and spills a plenty throughout an entertaining contest, but SWAT were worthy winners at the full-time whistle.

The contest for third place was between Cornwall-based Atlantic Breakers and Bristol Harbour Harlots B team .

The Harlots began slowly and found themselves up against a solid line of harlots’ blockers.

In the second half Harlots introduced a new tempo to their game, but again found the blocking and jamming by the Cornish side too much for them and at the final whistle Atlantic Breakers were crowned the third placed side thanks to a 202-116 score line.

The latest grand final proved just what a great family day out this sport has become.

Apart from the roller derby action there were also some twenty stalls of various kinds offering everything from face painting to ‘gladiator-esque pugil stick duelling. A pop-up café was in operation, there was a photo booth and plenty more.

SWAT now look forward to hosting next years grand final which they promise will be even bigger and better and of course, where they will be battling to land the coveted top honour for the third year running.

There’s more on both the team and the sport of roller derby to be seen at www.swatrollerderby.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

09:59

Exmouth followed up their superb all-round show in the win over Henley by serving up, arguably, an even better performance to come within a whisker of defeating Redruth on their own patch, ultimately succumbing to a 33-32 reversal.

Read more
08:50

Harry Tincknell‘s burgeoning career ticks off another box this coming weekend (Janaury 28 and 29) when the East Devon motor racing ace competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:33

Exmouth Town warmed up for next Sunday’s FA vase tie at Southall FC by hitting visiting Callington Town for six.

Read more
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Replay were 44-32 winners when they took on Cheetahs in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

William Tidball is seemingly in the fast lane to success.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

Withycombe Under-13s returned from a visit to Tavistock with a richly deserved 35-5 victory.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

Withycombe Under-15s were good value for a 22-5 win on their visit to Tavistock.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

The decorations are all down, the tree recycled and twelfth night just a distant memory, but down at Madeira sleeves are rolled up as it were with County matches, friendlies and club competitions to play, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017

Withycombe made it four wins in a row with a 39-14 success over Plymouth Albion Oaks.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications