On the heels of a decisive victory in front of a sold out crowd, the Charlotte Roller Girls are gearing up for its second home bout of the 2009 season. On April 18 at the Grady Cole Center, Charlotte’s only all-female flat track roller derby league will take on the River City Rollergirls of Richmond, VA. It marks the first time the two leagues have faced off against each other.
The Charlotte Roller Girls, known in roller derby as a league, has two teams – All-Stars and B Dazzlers. The roster for each team changes throughout the season with players transferring from team to team based upon individual performance. The All-Stars, made up of the league’s veteran skaters, will compete in the next two home bouts.
“This is the first time we’ve faced River City so we aren’t 100 percent certain what to expect,” said Charlotte’s team captain Court’her Pound’her. “We know they are a strong team but we are prepared. The All-Stars have been skating together for a while and we are starting to gel. We anticipate each other’s moves. It’s almost instinctual.”
The All-Stars are undefeated in 2009 boasting a record of 2-0. The overall record for the Charlotte Roller Girls league is 2-1.
“We head into this bout on a high from our most recent victory,” continued Court’her Pound’her. “It was in front of a sold out crowd which no doubt inspires us to push ourselves even harder. The incredible energy from our fans gives us a definite home field advantage.”
Seating is limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with the bout starting at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for the April 18 bout are on sale now and can be purchased in advance for $10 by visiting www.charlotterollergirls.com or in person at The Common Market (Commonwealth Ave.). Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $14. Season ticket packages are still available.