Wakey Wheeled Cats to sport new look for Crucibelles clash

Wakey Wheeled Cats unveil their new uniform.''Picture: Kaboom Images
Wakey Wheeled Cats unveil their new uniform.''Picture: Kaboom Images

Wakey Wheeled Cats hope to build on last month’s domineering home win when they take on Sheffield’s Crucibelles next Saturday.

The roller derby league, which is based at Lightwaves Leisure Centre, in Wakefield, will host the experienced B team at Dewsbury Sports Centre on June 21.

It’s the second time the Yorkshire leagues will have met on track, with the Crucibelles taking the win in a closed game in Sheffield last autumn.

Both teams will be eager come out on top, with the Cats boosted by May’s 226-74 win against Barnsley Black Heart Rollers.

Cats’ captain Kirsty Quinn said: “It was a convincing win that improved our European rankings by 50 points - but Sheffield are an experienced team and they showed us that last time we met on track.

“We’ve been training hard and are looking to build on a successful start to our playing season.

“Having the home crowd on our side was a real boost last month, and we’re hoping that as many people will come to support us again next week.”

The Cats will use the game to debut their new uniform, which has been a year in the making.

It was specially designed by members of the league and includes the logos of the team’s sporting partners, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and the Wakefield Community Trust.

The sleek design features a large Cats logo, which was designed by Wakefield-based streetwear company Riot Not Diet.

Tickets are already on sale for the game, which starts at 4pm, at www.wakeywheeledcats.co.uk

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