In January, we were meant to be getting out to see the Tiger Bay Brawlers play against Team Dragon – a challenge team we had previously seen play the Blitz Dames B team.

Unfortunately we couldn’t make it, so when we spotted that TBB were playing again this weekend, we (I?) decided it couldn’t be missed and we arranged to jet off to Cardiff to watch them bout against Swansea City Roller Derby.

Left: Fenton deep in concentration; right: me caught gawking at a big pileup on track

It was inspiring to watch the sheer agility and control both teams displayed.

The turnout was really healthy too – which was fantastic to see. Roller Derby is so widely played, and yet the fanbase is dwarfed by other sports even though it’s great fun to watch!