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!!!!
Knowsley’s BMX track and velodrome give you even more opportunities to get on your bike and enjoy the last of the summer weather!
Active knowsley have really pulled out all the stops on this one and you can now hire BMX bikes, helmets, and safety equipment, as well as get tips from experienced coaches at the BMX track.
You can also hire the track and equipment for birthday parties.(see http://www.activeknowsley.com or ring 443 3540)
Knowsley are working hard with British Cycling and Sky to get more people cycling. The Sky Ride programme which I have been following, trains local people to plan new routes and lead scenic rides in the area.
These rides are free and offer something for everyone- whether you’re building your confidence or are already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.
As well as all this cycling for all; final preparations are well underway for the UK’s biggest professional bike race- The Tour of Britain on Tuesday 17th September.
Knowsley will be hosting Stage 3 of the event, which is an individual time trial. Over one hundred of the world’s top cyclists will be competing against the clock along a 10-mile circuit in the borough, starting and finishing at Knowsley Safari Park.
Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins will be heading for Liverpool and the Tour de France winner will be leading the Sky Pro Cycling team. What an opportunity to cheer on this hero!!!!
The time trial will help to celebrate 10 years of The Tour of Britain, so this really is a race not to be missed!!!!!
Further details on http://www.knowsley.gov.uk