Auld Reekie Rollers rock in the USA

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Auld Reekie Roller Girls A-team The Twisted Thistles took the US by storm at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza tournament in Philadelphia, winning three bouts.

The team, ranked one of the top five in Europe, are now expected to move up 36 places in the world rankings, taking them to just outside Division Two.

Captain Lianne Parry, aka Crazylegs, of Cramond, said: “We’re absolutely ecstatic. We trained extremely hard and I think we took the Americans a bit by surprise.

“It was also great to see the Edinburgh/Glasgow rivalry put aside while we were there.

“They came and cheered us on and when we won they ran outside with us and jumped in the pool. The Americans were a bit taken aback by that too.”