While the WFTDA travel team is already up and running, the NOVA Roller Derby home team season is starting this Saturday, March 21, with a match-up between the Beltway Betties and the Metro Misfits. The Betties were last seen battling the Vineyard Vixens for the league championship in November, while the Misfits finished their inaugural season strong, winning their last two bouts. Both teams have had their rosters shaken up, so it’s anyone’s game. The first whistle is at 3:30, but be sure to get to Michael & Son Sportsplex early to make sure you get a great space to watch this edge-of-your seat action.
After the first home bout, you’re going to want to stick around. Why? Because we’re giving you a second bout for free! Yes, ladies and gentleman, this is a classic NOVA Roller Derby double header. The MADE SuperNOVAs will be taking on the formidable Penn Jersey Roller Derby. The two teams faced off last year in an extremely close game, and this year’s rematch is sure to be even closer.
As always, tickets are $10 if purchased in advance online, and $12 at the door. Children 6 and under are always welcome to watch our bouts free of charge. Be sure to get there early and bring your own chair for the best seating options.
NRD’s charity of the month is Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases provides a backpack of new belongings to children in foster care. Thousands of children enter the foster-care system each year, with most carrying little more than the clothes on their backs. Comfort Cases was founded on a mission to provide the essentials to these brave children on their journey to find home. For the March bout, please donate a set of new pajamas to be included in a comfort case. There’s a list of items they collect on their website if you want to do more!
After the bout, stick around and meet your favorite NRD members and grab a bite to eat at our family-friendly after party at Jukebox Diner, just a few minutes from the Sportsplex.
Don’t want to miss any of NOVA Roller Derby’s upcoming bouts? Save money with a season pass!
We’re a social league, and we love it when our fans participate. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, make sure to tag your posts with #NOVARollerDerby so we can see your favorite parts of the bouts! As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.