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In the next few days we’ll have a report up here on yesterday’s (April 30th) epic double header against Newcastle B (a win!) and the Hoodlum Gang. In the meantime, if you missed the game – or if you were there but missed the fanzine (it ran out faster than any previous issue has!) – click the cover image above to be taken to the online version. This includes interviews with Rockers stars Skate Bush, Speedy Gonzalex and Bionic Betty. We also hear from both opposing teams, Irish Mist takes on Newcastle’s Fugazi in the seven questions challenge, our spy reports from inside the current Rockers Fresh Meat, and loads more! Special thanks to all our lovely interviewees. Also big thanks to our photographers (John Hesse, NSP 189, Roller Derby On Film and Dave Moore) and our lovely advermatisers including http://www.meadowyurts.co.uk/ and http://www.thewick.pub/ Yay!

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This weekend saw the mighty Brighton Rockers host two teams from over the water. The A-team AllStars took of Belgium’s Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, whilst the B-team Rockerbillies faced Switchblade Roller Grrrls of Lille, France. We’ll have a full report on the action in a few days (or months, if our recent slovenliness is any indication). In the meantime click on the image above to check out the online version of the newly redesigned fanzine that we gave out at the event. Inside you’ll find three big interviews – with Shambolic, Irish Mist and referees Noise Tank and LaserHammer – plus a festive quiz, news from all six Sussex derby leagues and more. There will be a few physical copies in the Evening Star pub from tonight if you’re after one. Also, of you want to vote in our Player Of The Year poll (which took place yesterday) e-mail your picks for some or all of these categories – Player, Jammer, Blocker, B-teamer, Rookie, Icon, Official and Other – to brightonbrats@yahoo.co.uk by Sunday 13th December. Cheers.

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Sunday saw the mighty Brighton Rockers hosted the final day of British Championship Tier 2 South action. Playoff and relegation places were decided as the Rockers took on the London Rockin’ Rollers, Royal Windsor Rollergirls did battle with Bristol Roller Derby, and Portsmouth Roller Wenches faced the Seaside Sirens. We’ll have a full report on the day’s events in the next week or so. Did you miss out on a copy of the fanzine we gave out on at the game? It features interviews with all six competing teams, loads of stats (including top jammer and blocker tables for all the sides), a report on the Brighton B-team’s Eastbourne Extreme debut and more. Click on the image above to read the online version. All the physical copies were snapped up on the day, so unfortunately there are none in the Evening Star this time. Sorry!

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This weekend saw British Championships action in Haywards Heath as the mighty Brighton Rockers hosted a Division 2 South double header event. The day featured a game between the division’s unbeaten sides London Rockin’ Rollers and Royal Windsor Rollergirls, as well as a vital relegation battle match-up between the Rockers and Portsmouth Roller Wenches. We’ll have a full report on the day’s events in the next week or so. Did you miss out on a copy of the fanzine we gave out on Saturday? It features interviews with all four competing teams, as well as spotlights on the Rockers 2015 Fresh Meat intake and next weekend’s Eastbourne Extreme tournament. Click on the image above to read the online version, or get yourself down to the Evening Star pub near Brighton Station to pick up a free physical copy (from the shelves by the ladies loo) while stocks last.

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This weekend saw another awesome double header of roller derby action in Haywards Heath. The mighty Brighton Rockers All-Stars took on Hot Wheel Roller Derby from Leeds in what was a super close battle with multiple lead changes. The game marked the final appearance of Rockers founder and UK derby legend The Mighty Mighty Bash, and the day also saw the public debut of the Rockerbillies, Brighton’s shiny new B-team, who took on a mixed league opposition. We’ll have a report on the day’s events, as well as long overdue reports on Brighton’s last two British Champs games, up on this site in the next few days. In the meantime, if you missed out on a copy of our fanzine from Saturday, click on the image above to read the online version. (Or get yourself to the Evening Star pub from 8pm today if you want to pick up one of the final few physical copies.)

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This weekend saw an awesome double header of roller derby in Haywards Heath. There was a Clowns v Magicians mixed rookie opener, then the Brighton Rockers took on a star-studded Team Dragon in a bruising encounter. We’ll have a report on both games up on this site in the next few days. In the meantime, if you missed out on a copy of our fanzine from the event, click on the image above to read the online version. (There was a big crowd on Saturday, so all the physical copies were snapped up on the day and there are no spares in pubs this time around. Sorry.)

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If you missed out on a copy of the the fanzine we produced for the Rockers recent home game against Croydon Roller Derby’s Riot Squad, you can click on the cover above to view the online version. Unfortunately we don’t have enough print copies left to put any in pubs/shops this time around. Huge thanks as ever to all the interviewees, photographers and lovely advertisers. Cheerses.