This Saturday 23rd Nov at Greenbank Sports Academy, between 1.30pm and 6.30pm sees Liverpool Roller Birds take on Sheffield Steel then Plymouth Roller Girls in this fast paced, exciting contact sport.
If you have seen the film ‘Whip It’ with Drew Barrymore, then take time out with the kids to go along and watch this action packed afternoon. Adults £5 with kids under 16 FREE.
Roller derby is predominantly a female contact sport played by women on retro roller skates on a flat surface.
Its roots lie in America, where it has been played for decades.
Liverpool saw its first and only team set up in 2009 and has gone from strength to strength.
Visit once and you will be taken by this fiercely competitive, theatrical, grippingly lively action sport; but do take time out to visit the café and stalls with cakes and sugar-skulls aplenty!
Greenbank Sports Academy
Just as you begin to wind down towards the short cold days of Christmas; it’s now that one of the north west sports in particular, stirs into full blooded action.
If I’m not climbing, dragon boating, riding, fell running or muddy-fox biking, I may well be in this……
The Merseyside Nighthawks are an American Football Team based in Liverpool, who compete in the British American Football Association National Leagues from April until September.
Following an impressive 2013 campaign which saw them record seven wins, two losses and one draw and finishing in the top eight of teams nationally, if you ain’t heard of them, you have now.
The Nighthawks are now on the hunt for rookies who want to be a part of the 2014 tour season as they attempt to win the ‘BritBowl’.
If you want to dress-up and growl and don’t mind getting a little hurt then, they are on the hunt for potential players, coaches, and game day staff- no experience necessary as you will be integrated into a high quality developmental program that will see you working with ex and current Great Britain national players, as well as some of the best coaches in the country!.
It’s a great game when you get into it, as I did when I was at Wiconsin University many years ago. Now as a spectator, I can enjoy the excitement a little more, understanding the rules.
If any of you readers are interested in watching or participating in this sport, then take yourself and the kids for a brilliant afternoon, to the Oval Sports Centre, Wirral on Sunday 17th November 2pm-4pm or next Saturday 23rd November at Childwall Sports Centre,Liverpool 10am-12pm.
So, if you are a fan of the NFL, want to take up a new, fast paced and fun sport or you are just curious about what an American Football session looks like, why not come down and see them at one of the above dates and they’d love to speak to you.
All you’ll need are your footie boots and water and it’s completely FREE!!!!
Saturday 9th-10th November at Knowsley Safari Park gives us a Christmas showcase of exceptional regional produce set in the magnificent grounds of the Park in a huge football pitch sized Marquee (I’ve seen it!) and that…….will keep the elements at bay.
You will have an unforgettable weekend of food, drink, shopping and animals!
There will be, the very best food, drink and lifestyle products on offer for you to sample, enjoy and buy.
Now then, bring the kids along FREE (upto age of 12) and make a real family day of it. Checkout the Admission £6 (pre-bought tickets) or £8 on the day. Book tickets online http://www.Knowsleyfoodanddrink.co.uk and remember there isn’t a better value family day out anywhere in the UK in the lead up to Christmas; as this includes FREE entrance to the walkabout area of the Safari Park for all pre-booked tickets to see the baboons, sea lions, bats and bugs.
Organisers expect in excess of 12,000 people to attend the two day event with over 100 exhibitors and a series of cooking demonstrations from some of the best chefs in the region.
Simon Rimmer of the very successful Channel 4 programme Sunday brunch and Liverpool’s Paul Askew will also be on the main stage.
Children will enjoy their day out as well with free kids cooking classes provided by the Academy of Culinary Arts team.
This will be one of the biggest and most successful attractions of the region with both local residents and visitors welcoming the opportunity to see great food, drink, and arts and crafts in the midst of one of our biggest and most successful attractions.