Gent Go-Go Rollergirls

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Gent GO-GO Roller Girls
League logo
Metro area Ghent
Country Belgium
Founded 2008
Teams GO-GO Gent (travel team)
Bells of Mayhem
Mad Megs
Track type(s) Flat
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.gogogent.be/GGGRG
twitter.com#!/GGGRollergirls

The Gent GO-GO Roller Girls (GGGRG) are a flat track roller derby league based in Ghent, Belgium. Founded in 2008, the league currently consists of an All-star travel team and a B-team which compete against teams from other leagues. They also have two home teams, the Bells of Mayhem and the Mad Megs.[1]

History[edit]

The Gent GO-GO Roller Girls were the first roller derby league in Belgium, with the Antwerp-based One Love Roller Dolls quickly following their lead.[2] Gent were accepted as apprentice members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association in January 2011,[3] and graduated to full membership in December 2012.[4] In December 2011, GO-GO Gent and One Love were named as the top two Belgian leagues by Het Laatste Nieuws.[5]

Their intraleague home bout in January 2011 was the first ever roller derby event to be organized in Belgium. The Mad Megs beat the Bells of Mayhem[6] and the league instantly gained a fanbase in their hometown.

Bouts[edit]

The GO-GO Gent travel team was recently victorious in their bouts against the Paris Rollergirls and RuhrPott RollerGirls. Other previous opponents include the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz, Bear City Roller Derby and Copenhagen Roller Derby. They are hosting the Brighton Rockers Roller Derby travel team on their Think Pink! breastcancer awareness themed home bout on 10 March 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, Home teams", Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, 2012
  2. ^ "Le roller derby débarque en Belgique francophone", Focus Vif, 27 January 2011 (French)
  3. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 12 Additional Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 13 January 2011
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members", 3 December 2012
  5. ^ "Wij zijn fier op blauwe plekken", Het Laatste Nieuws, 11 December 2011 (Dutch)
  6. ^ "Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, Bout scores", Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, 2012
  7. ^ "GO-GO Gent vs Brighton Rockers for Think Pink!", Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, 6 February 2012