CROWDS gathered to see Wirral’s roller derby team skate to victory.
Wirral Whipiteres took part in a match against Liverpool Roller Birds, with more than 150 fans coming to support them at Leasowe Leisure Centre.
Each team has 14 players, and it is a fast-paced full contact sport played on quad skates by over 18s.
Previously, the Whipiteres had won every friendly match, but this was their first official roller derby win.
The final score was 237 vs 92 – securing a great win for the Whipiteres.
The team formed in 2011, and has nearly 100 members in the women’s and men’s teams.
The men’s team, called Pack Animals, will be skating in the European Men’s Roller Derby Championships this month. They will play against current champions London’s Southern Discomfort in Birmingham for two days of men’s roller derby.
Anyone who would like to join the team – either skating, being a referee or by becoming a non-skating official – email email@example.com.
Sessions cost £3 for two hours, including a kit to loan.