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Rockin' City Rollers Loaded for Bexar

Central Texas' latest flat track Roller Derby league heads to SA
Richard Whittaker, 11:59am, Fri. Mar. 29, 2013

Remember how we keep saying that women's flat track Roller Derby is the world's fastest growing sport? Well, here's more proof, as Round Rock's Rockin' City Rollergirls continues their inaugural season with a trip to San Antonio tonight, and announces their first ever home bout.

Rockin' City was founded last year and started 2013 on the road with bouts against Stephenville’s Cowboy Capital Rollergirls and Rocket City out of Deer Park. Tonight they're headed down I35 to face the Bexar County Rollergirls in San Antonio.

This will be the warm up for Rockin' City's big home town debut on April 28, when they'll host Ruby's Revenge, Assassination City's newest team, at the Austin Sports Arena on April 28.

It's always been a slightly strange situation that, even though Austin is ground zero for the modern flat track movement, there's really only been the Texas Rollergirls, and that's it. The nearest leagues are the Cen-Tex Sirens out in Temple, and then San Antonio's Alamo City. Having new competitors and new options like Round Rock and BCRG can generally only be for the good of the sport as a whole. After all, Denver happily supports two leagues (Denver and Rocky Mountain), and the North East is basically a corridor of top flight derby leagues. There's definitely something to be said for having a concentration of leagues in a region, whether they're affiliated to the Women's Flat Track Derby Association or, like Round Rock's new league, going their own way.

Rockin' City Rollergirls vs. BCRG, March 29, 9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio. Doors 6.30pm. More info at www.rockincityrollergirls.com.

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