Wheeled Cats ready for Yorkshire Thuddin’

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YORKSHIRE is proud to be known for its great ale, flat caps, a good cuppa - and now for its roller derby.

Wakey Wheeled Cats will host their first-ever open home bout against Yorkshire rivals Hot Wheel Roller Derby this weekend.

And to celebrate taking on a local foe, less than a week after Yorkshire Day, the bout will have a Yorkshire theme, so grab your flat cap, pack a flask of Yorkshire Tea and cheer on some true Yorkshire roses.

The Cats’ will be looking to build on their recent win against Lincolnshire’s The Imposters Rollergirls in what is sure to be a high-energy, nail biting bout.

Cats captain and co-founder Kirsty Quinn said: “Roller Derby is the fastest-growing female sport in the UK.

“We’re proud to have finally reached the point where we can showcase our team publicly, and would love the local community to come see what it’s all about.

“We try to make the day family-friendly, with under 10s getting in for free.

“This should be a corker of a match for someone to watch for the first time.

“Both teams are fairly well-matched and are both ready for their first win at a public bout. Not one to be missed.”

Roller derby is a family-friendly sport and fans of all ages are welcome.

The Yorkshire Thuddin’ - Wakey Wheeled Cats v Hot Wheel Roller Derby - takes place at Huddersfield Sports Centre on Saturday, August 6.

Doors open at 2.30pm. Under 10s are free. Tickets, at £5, are available from www.wakeywheeledcats.moonfruit.co.uk

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for all the latest sports news from around the district.