The football season is still slowly dribbling towards us and Wimbledon’s been and gone. The world of sport has been left with a summertime void, barely filled by cricket and the eccentric folk doing parkour off picnic benches. In the meantime there’s roller derby, an all-girl contact sport that, in its fast-paced ferocity, rivals any testosterone-filled equivalent. Local favourites Rainy City Roller Girls were set up in 2008, and a couple of years later they spawned their second team, the Tender Hooligans, who play at intermediate level. The Hooligans are taking on Newcastle Roller Girls’s B team The Whippin’ Hinnies at The Thunderdome in Oldham, marking the first time that the two teams have faced each other since 2011.

Sat 27 Jul, The Thunderdome, King Street, Oldham, OL8 1EU, Doors open 5pm, £6 advance/£8 on the door, Under 14s FREE if accompanied by an adult,

Photo: Kate Trevor

Sat 27 Jul
Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Tue 23 Jul 2013