Referees, superfans, significant others. No matter where they found the bug, these guys have a love for derby that can be argued to outweigh most of our own. Sakemon, an Atlanta Rollergirl superfan and utility skater for the Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby league, talks about their bout against the Classic City Rollergirls this weekend and gives a bit of insight on how they plan to take the win in this guys versus girls bout.
Who’s ready for some roller derby?!? Who’s ready to make history?!? The answer to both is Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby! That’s right, the ‘Gents have a bout upcoming that will be different from anything we’ve done before.
For the first time in AMRD’s history, we’ll play in a bout against a Women’s team. And, not just any team. On May 14th, the ‘Gents will take on our friends from the Classic City Rollergirls! The bout will be tough, and the ‘Gents will be in for the fight of their lives against a very competitive WFTDA team, but we’re stoked for the opportunity and we hope you can join us!
If you have plans, cancel them and come out to Athens! AMRD vs. CCRG happens on May 14th at the Classic Center in Athens. We’ll be ready to roll at 7pm, and you don’t want to miss this action!
Oh, and we’ve got a special sneak peek of what you can expect:
If you haven’t seen AMRD skate before, you’ll recognize many of your favorite ARG referees and NSOs; this time they’re within the track boundaries themselves! Join me and fellow Atlanta Rollergirl and AMRD trainer Nora Gretz in the crowd to yell for our brothers in purple and be sure to cheer extra loud for AMRD coach The Ruffian and bench coach Surfer Rosa! Tickets are $12 and are available HERE. We hope to see you this weekend!
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