Roller derby teams fight it out at Great Yorkshire Showdown

Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film
Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film
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ROLLER derby teams from across the north descended on the city on Saturday as Leeds Roller Dolls hosted its fifth Great Yorkshire Showdown tournament.

Leagues from Halifax, Hull, Furness, Newcastle, Sheffield and the Dolls’ b team, the Whip Its, fought it out in a fierce day of competition designed specifically for ‘b’ teams at Futsal Arena.

Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film

Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film

The Whip Its, who took home the trophy last year, missed out on a place in the final, which saw Newcastle beat Furness 173 points to 172.

Whip Its skater Emma Kerry, of Kirstall, said: “We had a really close first game, against Hull, where we were beaten by just nine points. We have a really new squad and we were impressed by how everybody pulled together.”

Leeds Roller Dolls’ next event will see both the A and B teams take on Central City Rollergirls at Futsal on October 18.

For tickets visit www.leedsrollerdolls.com

Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film

Leeds Roller Dolls Whip Its at the fifth annual Great Yorkshire Showdown'Picture: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film

PICTURES: Jason Ruffell, Roller Derby on Film.

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