Riot City Ravens have rocketed 29 places up the European Roller Derby Rankings following an epic 224-69 win away at North Wales on Saturday 23rd September.

In what was expected to be a tight game between two closely matched teams, Ravens, who train at Newport Live’s Active Living Centre and are sponsored by Tiny Rebel Brewing Co, took control from the first whistle - despite being low on numbers due to injuries.

Excellent jamming from Claire Jenkins and match captain Claire Taylor, plus strong defence and impeccably timed offence from the Ravens’ ever improving squad of blockers, saw the Ravens lead 111-20 at half time. North Wales improved in the second half, but couldn’t stop Riot City from wreaking havoc and taking the victory.

“We’ve been training hard and practicing drills during the summer, since our British Championships season finished, and I’m delighted with how well our hard work paid off on Saturday,” said Head Coach and Blocker Alex Miller. “Our next game is against the higher ranked Bristol Bees, so it’s predicted to be a tougher game, but we’ll keep training hard over the next month.”

Ravens will host Bristol Bees at Cwmbran Stadium on Sunday 29th October, as well as a men’s game between Bridgend Roller Derby and Bristol’s men’s team. As well as the two games, there will be a bar selling Tiny Rebel beer and soft drinks, plus a cake stall, raffle and merch stalls. Doors will open at 12pm. Tickets are £4 when bought in advance from, £6 on the door. Under 12s get in free with a paying adult.

“We’d love to have a big crowd for our next game,” said Alex. “We don’t get to play home games very often, so if you’ve been meaning to come and discover derby, don’t miss your chance!”

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