are currently ranked 41st (the second-highest ranked B team in Europe) after extending their winning run in their last outing in Birmingham.
Outgoing co-captain Rebecca Stewart is all smiles after her final match for the Hinnies
ended in victory
This makes the Hinnies
the fourth best B team in Europe behind only London Roller Girls, Auld Reekie Roller Girls (Edinburgh) and Glasgow Roller Derby, whose B teams all play at an A-team standard.
How much do the imports of live horses, asses, mules, and hinnies
vary from one country to another?
Newcastle Roller Girls' B team, the Whippin' Hinnies
, face Eindhoven's Rock City Rollers a week tomorrow in what they hope will be the first of many Continental adventures.
And while the band opted to retain their pop star style for the visit - leaving the obligatory helmets and pads to the girls - they were happy to line up for a team photo with the NRG A and B teams - the Canny Belters and the Whippin' Hinnies
respectively - who are proud to have the sponsorship of a Mercury Music Prize nominee when they take to the track against their Manchester Rainy City counterparts on February 8.
And as always, May and her team are constantly developing the range of locally grown and seasonally inspired dishes they have on the tearoom menu from singin' hinnies
and scones to Craster kipper pate, hot roast dinners, soups, jacket potatoes and desserts.
The Singin' Hinnies
with Tyneside Songs and Humour 6-9pm.
NRG's B team, the Whippin' Hinnies
, take on their Middlesbrough counterparts at 1pm.
ON A ROLL The Whippin' Hinnies
, with leader La Dolce Beater, who is also a drummer, above and left READY FOR ACTION The Whippin' Hinnies
Teams from Manchester and Kent will be at Walker's former Lightfoot Centre to take on Newcastle's Canny Belters and Whippin' Hinnies
It is mainly an all-female sport and the teams on show at the former Lightfoot Centre this weekend will be women's sides, with Newcastle's B team, the Whippin' Hinnies
, taking on Kent Roller Girls at 1pm, and the A team, the Canny Belters', bout against Manchester Roller Derby Checker Broads at 2.