Our juniors are starting to get very excited about “The Younger Game”, the first junior roller derby tournament in New Zealand being held at Kensington Stadium on 7th September.
Junior Derby is now starting to become popular in New Zealand with many leagues now discovering the benefits of having junior teams in their leagues.
Our Hell Razors have been waiting a long time for this. In their history of game playing, they have only lost one game, against Hellmilton Roller Ghouls’ Monstars.
Their goal in this tournament is to stay the top Junior Roller Derby team in New Zealand.
Friday June 7th saw us packing our bags once again and making the trip to Palmerston North to play Swamp City Roller Derby. This time our A & B teams went down to battle it out on the flat track. The games were played outside of Palmerston in Pahiatua.
First up was our A team, Hells Wives who battled against Swamp City’s All Stars and a battle it certainly was! Some amazing footwork was seen on both sides along with some big hits. The All Stars were just too strong in the end winning 340 – 101
It was then time for the B teams battle – our Night Furyz against Swamp City’s Honourable Mareikura. This game wasn’t quite as fast paced but was still an awesome game to watch with our Night Furyz pulling ahead and winning 202 -155.
Thank you Swamp City for being wonderful hosts – we had an awesome time and were made to feel very welcome.
Sadly this is our last senior game for a while. We have not been able to persuade any other derby team in the whole of New Zealand to travel to the Winterless North to play us and have already had to travel to 3 away games in a short time to be able to stay in the ranking table.
We would really like to apologise to all our fans that we haven’t been able to secure home games to come watch as you guys are amazing fans and we hope you will hang in there with us.
We do have a Junior tournament on September 7th at Kensington Stadium which is shaping up to being an incredible tournament, the first Junior tournament ever in NZ and we hope you will come along and support your “Hell Razors” We will be posting more details closer to the date.
Early on Friday 24th May we loaded up 3 vans with juniors & seniors and made a 7hr trek down to Sunny Napier.
Saturday afternoon the juniors played first with our Hell Razors taking on Bay City Roller’s junior team, Guns & Roses . The game ended up being played at level 3, a first for a New Zealand junior game. This game was amazing to watch and it showed that junior games can be just as exciting as a senior game.
Final score was 267 – 162 to the Hell Razors
Second game saw Hells Wives take on Bay City Roller’s Twisted Sister. The game was full of big hits and some amazing skating on both sides. Hells Wives proved to be too strong for Twisted Sister on the day and took the win with a score of 253 – 109.
Thank you Bay City Rollers you were great hosts and we look forward to seeing your juniors in Whangarei on 7th September for “The Younger Games National Junior Tournament”
There were some wild happenings at ASB stadium on Saturday night with our first home game of the season.
Opening game was the juniors and this game was fast and very competitive. The score margin was very small throughout the whole game with team Black just pulling ahead of team Red at the end. Final score was 231 – 226.
The main event was the senior’s game with our very own S.W.A.T. team versus the Convicts from the Nightmares Correctional Facility. The Wardens on the referee squad had to keep a keen eye on this game to ensure there were no underhand or devious tactics going on. This game was also very close all the way through but in the end the Convicts pulled ahead to win 241-204.
Thanks to the Fans who came out to watch and cheer – you are AWESOME!, Thanks to the Skeleton Crew and Refs for keeping it running smoothly. And a big thanks to Peowhairangi Roller Derby skaters (both junior & senior) for travelling down from Kerikeri & joining us in the fun.
Next home game is 11th May – see you there
The Northland Nightmares present an Exhibition Bout versing their biggest competitors… each other!
COPS VS CONVICTS is sure to bring out the big hits and bigger egos. The Cops have the law on their side but the Convicts have nothing to lose!
Junior Curtain Razor 4PM
Main Riot 6PM
Snacks and Merch Available
Adults $10, Minors $5
Come along for a great evening of derby and Mayhem
On Saturday 30th March the Nightmares loaded up their cars and took off for Hamilton to face Hellmilton Roller Ghouls’ Raggedy Angst in our opening game of the season.
Our juniors, Hell Razors also came with us to put on an opening exhibition bout with the junior skaters Hamilton have. As expected the juniors played brilliantly and hopefully will help Hamilton recruit more juniors for their team.
The senior game was awesome to watch with Hells Wives coming away with a win of 172-148, a great way to open the season. It was touch and go at times, especially towards the end when we were down to 6 players.
We are now looking forward to our first home game, an exhibition bout which you won’t want to miss!! Watch out for post with all the details very soon
Join the Northland Nightmares Roller Derby League as we celebrate Kiwi Skate Day on 2nd March
We encourage everyone to bring along their skates and join us for a lap or two of our beautiful Hatea Loop!
Bring the Husband, kids, dogs etc and let’s get active!
Meet at the Canopy Bridge at 10am
If you don’t have skates (yet) feel free to bring a bike or your running shoes. We will have information about our upcoming home games as well as upcoming recruitment intakes!
We are always on the look out for Women, Men and Juniors Skaters, Refs, Volunteers and Fans!
Check out our Facebook page for more info: Northland Nightmares Roller Derby
The Northland Nightmares are looking for Fresh Meat!
Men, Women and Juniors are welcome!
No skating experience needed. We teach you everything in a safe and supportive environment. Our coaches will take you through a structured training programme that will develop your skills and love for Roller Derby.
First Recruitment of 2019 runs from 14th Feb – 23rd May.
Training’s are on Thursday Nights at Portland Recreation Center.
If you think you have what it takes to learn something new, push your comfort zone and a be a part of a fantastic squad, express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our B Team, Night Furyz, with the addition of 4 players from Hellmilton Roller Ghouls, took a road trip to Taupo to take part in the Fresh ‘N’ Furious tournament 2018 hosted by the Taupo league.
The tournament consisted of four teams competing in a round robin style. Our team (renamed Hells Furyz for the day to take into account the Hamilton players) competed at 110% with the best results
Game 1 – won 237 to 75
Game 2 – won 168 to 91
Game 3 won 200 to 95
All our players outdid themselves and deserved the wins.