On 10 September 2013 at 09:35 | updated 09 March 2014 at 16:49

Composition of the men's roller derby team of Wales

Composition of the men's roller derby team of Wales

We got the composition of the men's roller derby team of Wales for the upcoming 2014 Roller-Derby World Cup in Birmingham (England)...

Wales is a nation of 3 million people over 8,000 square miles (21,000 square km). It was first unified as a nation in 1057 by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, which is really fun to say. Many Welsh words are, such as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a town in the north.

There is one men's league in Wales, the South Wales Silures. They usually skate out of Cardiff, and the short form of the name (SWS) forms the Welsh word for "kiss." As well, the country is home to several women's derby leagues, including one of the best in the UK and the only team to defeat London's Brawl Saints, the Tiger Bay Brawlers. The most popular sport in Wales, other than derby, is Rugby.

Team Wales' motto, Bid Ben Bid Bont, means "Let the leader be the bridge" in Welsh. Besides the derby pun, it's a tale from the Mabinogion, the book of Welsh legends. In it, the army of Welsh prince Bran must cross a ravine, so Bran, who happens to be a giant, lies across the ravine to form a bridge with his body. 

Derby NameCharter NumberHome League
Manwaring1South Wales Silures
Hayes3South Wales Silures
Malatynski9South Wales Silures
Zimanyi15South Wales Silures
Jenkins17South Wales Silures
Truck Rogers25South Wales Silures
Phillips36South Wales Silures
Clarke43South Wales Silures
The Mechanic79South Wales Silures
RollCall ©117South Wales Silures
Longworth218South Wales Silures
Jones254South Wales Silures
McCabe337South Wales Silures
Ashton2828South Wales Silures
Swift26"Milton Keyenes Quads of War
Creighton-Griffiths2x4South Wales Silures
CronickC4South Wales Silures
MeredithFE26South Wales Silures
ClementsHK86Southern Discomfort
Russel the Love Muscleo10Southern Discomfort
Peter Butler South Wales Silures
Crash Bandicute TBB
Billie Pistol TBB

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