Crime City Rollers is one of the 10 candidates for the prestigous Skånebragden 2017 (an award given to to an athlete or a team from the south of Sweden who made the best achievement of the year, according to local newspaper Sydsvenskan), alongside successful athletes and teams from Skåne such as Niklas Ingvarsson, para ice hockey, who got his team to the Paralympics, and Ida Storm, sledge, who won a gold medal at the Swedich championships, beat the swedish record and competed at the world championship.
This year has been truly eventful for CCR – not only has our Elitserie team (with players from our A-, B- and C-team), won the swedish championships for the second consecutive year, we have also arranged the first WFTDA playoff tournament outside of North America and was the second European team ever to make it to the WFTDA Championships.
Okay so listen up. The first chock and excitement has settled and it’s soaked in. We are actually going to play Division 1 play offs! For all of you who do not think about WFTDA or rankings regularly we just want to take a moment to talk about how hugely huge this is!
Last summer was our teams first big step toward bettering our ranking and moving closer in the numbers. We went to New York State and Philadelphia to play 5 bouts on American soil. We did good. We ended up somewhere around 95 (in the international roller derby ranking).
This summer we took the flight once more to help our digits rise and to show how we play. When we left we were placed around 78. Honestly our goal was to be in division 2, but when all games were played and our master minds in the league had had their predictions we couldn’t quite get it. Could it be that we were in division 1?!
So we kept calm and yesterday when it was all official it became real for us as well!
We are ranked nr 30! http://www.wftda.com/rankings
We are playing Division 1 playoffs! This is the same play offs that many of us (because of the time difference) stays up all night long and come to work sleepy every Monday in September.
Our team, Crime City Rollers, are actually going to the same tournament as the big teams. Wow! What a journey. Roller derby ftw!!
This is what we do. Let’s do it!
Also a big thank you to everyone that supported our trip/s to the US in anyway. We wouldn’t have made it without you!
7 May, 2015 / admin / Comments Off on CRIME CITY ROLLERS vs KALLIO ROLLING RAINBOWS – Roller Derby bout – Rainbow Clash!
Sommaren är snart här och det är dags för säsongens sista bout med Crime City Rollers!
Vi välkomnar de mest färgsprakande krigarna från Finland: Kallio Rolling Rainbow för att möta vårt egna A-lag! Kom och se denna regnbågskollision i roller derby! Ta med dina vänner och din familj till den här vårens färggladaste bout!
På Far i Hatten (i Folkets Park) kl 22-02!
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Spring is here and Crime City Rollers presents to you this seasons last bout.
We invite the sparkling colourful Finnish warriors Kallio Rolling Rainbow to fight our A-team! Come to see this colliding colour scene between the clashing rainbows! Bring your friends and family to the most colourful Saturday bout this spring!