This Week at Skatehut:
Both of our sponsored teams were playing this weekend and the results were impressive! CCR A and B met Croydon A and B while the Crash Test Brummies took on old friends the Super Smash Brollers.
At CCR, the B team bout kept fans on edge with a very close scoreline throughout, having never met on track before it was great to see both teams do so well. CCR suffered from some penalty trouble (and an unfortunate jammer injury in the first jam) and Croydon took the win by 10 points.
The A team game was equally as tough, yet atmosphere between the teams was great and CCR are lucky enough to have ex-Croydon girl Ghouldielocks in their ranks to give some insight into the opposition. Every point was fought for in what was a very physical game but in the end CCR A took the win 232/107. Several days on and both teams are still talking about how much they enjoyed it (and nursing bruises in a kaleidoscope of colours)
This weekend also saw the launch of CCR's new kit, sponsored by Skatehut. It took a long time to get this just right and the team were keen to ensure that it could withstand the abuse of bout day yet still be cool, comfortable and look good! The design is perfect- created by CCR's Lola Whip it is a reflection of where CCR are now, Strong, Athletic and proud of where they come from. CCR are very proud to have Skatehut as a sponsor.
At CTB, with several International Skaters still having just competed in the World Cup and some new faces to the roster, it was difficult to judge how things would go. Super Smash Brollers are a tight team with a combination of strong, physical skaters but also, the likes of Jammie Dodger- probably one of the fastest skaters in UK derby. The Brummies had a fantastic game, with tight walls, strong jammers and some very clever tactical play. It is clear that whilst some of the team have been off training for National Squads, the rest of the team have been hard at work refining their skills and forming a fearsome unit. There is a lot of love between these teams and it showed on track, even with the constant Jammer recycling from CTB there were still smiles on every skaters face. Special mention should go to Carrnage who played his first, full length public bout and walked away with an award for Best Jammer.
Photo's from the ever fantastic Phil Seymour of 50012 Photography