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Brace yourself for EuroClash 2018, which is coming to the Walker Activity Dome in May and set to include Tyneside’s Newcastle Roller Girls and Teesside’s Middlesbrough Roller Derby among the teams taking part.

Roller derby remains one of the fastest growing sports in the world and with little wonder as it offers a real spectacle that continues to draw ever larger crowds, thrilled by the whirligig of jammers, blockers and pivots. And Newcastle Roller Girls are hosting this EuroClash event at the perfect time for them after recently vanquishing three teams in Sweden - moving them up 28 places in the world rankings - and they’re now hoping to nab a coveted spot in the first ever WFTDA Continental European Cup later this year.

For this weekend event on Tyneside they’re welcoming eight other teams including the likes of Steel City Roller Derby (USA), Dock City Rollers (Sweden), Tiger Bay Brawlers (Wales) and, from just down the road, Middlesbrough Roller Derby. If you’ve not witnessed a roller derby bout before then this is the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl, and if you have, then I imagine you’ll be booking tickets as we speak.

Euro Clash, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 May, Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle. Weekend ticket £30 adv/£35 door (group of four weekend ticket £100). Children 12 and under free (accompanied by an adult). euro-clash.com