Learn To Skate With Hereford Roller Girls

If our 181 point victory last month has inspired you to give Roller Derby a try, you’re in luck – our summer recruitment is continuing throughout August.

We’re looking for both men and women to come along and give it a go, before our full intake programme starts in September. All abilities are welcome, we’ll teach you to skate, and teach you the skills to play this energetic, full contact sport. If you fancy getting involved in a non playing role, we’re also looking for skaters to join us as referees, and non skaters to join us as our Non Skating Officials.

Training sessions are £5 each, and run Tuesdays 7-9pm at Weobley High School. The sessions are weekly and you’re welcome to join any time throughout July and August.

You’ll need some kit – quad skates, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, helmet and mouthguard. We have limited stock to borrow (bar the mouthguard), but this is on a first come basis – so if you need to borrow equipment message us and we may be able to help. Roller Derby starter kits can be purchased and we have recommendations for all budgets – please contact us if you need any advice on what to buy.

If you’re over 18 and want to give it a go email vankellsinghrg@gmail.com to book your place.Horror Bulls (C) Questionmark Photography

Photo by kind permission of Questionmark Photography.

Hereford Roller Girls 181 Point Victory Over North Wales Roller Derby

Hereford’s Horror Bulls finished 181 points up against North Wales Roller Derby on 21st June. The game ended Hereford 213 – North Wales 32, and was the Horror Bulls third game in the Heartland Series North West Tournament.

The game started well for the Horror Bulls with a lead of 2 points in the first jam. An injury saw the second jam called early, but moments later blocker Eve.L Hart #21 knocked the North Wales jammer off her feet, while Hereford’s Treble Maker #909 took them to an 11 to 0 lead. Soon North Wales put 4 points on the board against Hereford’s 21, but Hereford kept pushing forward. The game went into the half time 98 – 15 to Hereford.

Blocker 21.06.14

In the second half North Wales came back fighting, but Wild #59 took the first jam for Hereford. A power jam 13 minutes in saw North Wales add more points to the board. The teams both held tight walls, but ultimately the Horror Bulls pulled it together and finished in front with an impressive 213 to 32.

Score Board 21.06.14
At the end of the bout Horror Bull’s team captain Turner was awarded Speediest Skater, Eve.L Hart won Best Blocker, Treble Maker was MVP (Most Valuable Player) and Wild won Best Jammer.

Bout photo courtesy of MDP Images, © Pete Florey 2014

Men of Hereford, learn to skate with Hereford Roller Girls!

Hereford Roller Girls are looking for new skaters (of all abilities) to play men’s derby.

Training sessions are £5 each, and run Tuesdays 7-9pm. The sessions are weekly and you’re welcome to join any time throughout July and August.

If you’re over 18 and want to give it a go, message us on here or email vankellsinghrg@gmail.com

Complete beginners are welcome to the sessions, no previous skating/sporting experience is needed – in fact the only requirement is that you’re over 18. If you can already skate, come along and we’ll teach you derby specific skills. You’ll start work on the basics of skating and eventually move onto full contact (and hitting!)

You’ll need your own kit – quad skates, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, helmet and mouthguard. We have limited stock to borrow (bar the mouthguard), but this is on a first come basis – so if you need to borrow equipment message us and we may be able to help.

Roller Derby starter kits can be purchased and we have recommendations for all budgets – please contact us if you need any advice on what to buy.

LOCATION:
WEOBLEY SPORTS HALL
Weobley High School
Burton Wood
Weobley
Herefordshire
HR4 8ST

DATE AND TIME:
Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm (Start any Tuesday in July and August)
£5 per session

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 or over

TO BOOK: Email vankellsinghrg@gmail.com

Our next intake session for the women’s team will begin after the summer, keep an eye on our Facebook page, Twitter and website for details.
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Photo by kind permission of Questionmark Photography

Hereford Roller Girls victory over Swansea City Roller Derby’s B Team

Hereford Roller Girls 204 – Swansea City Roller Derby B Team 108
Warm-up bout: Galactic Empire 188 – Rebel Alliance 148

Hereford Roller Girls’ Horror Bulls played Swansea City Roller Derby’s B Team in an impressive home game. The two teams met at Hereford Leisure Centre in a bout that ended 204 to 108, to Hereford. The team was led by Captain Turner #81 and Vice Captain Wild #59.

HRG's Horror BullsThe bout kicked off with jammer Treble Maker #909 taking lead for Hereford. A strong wall of blockers held the Swansea jammer in the pack for a 10 point jam. Swansea fought back, with Turner being forced to call a jam after the opposing jammer followed her out of the pack. Tactical bridging from Gore Jes #247 kept the Hereford blockers in play, stopping the Swansea jammer from exiting the pack – this play saw Hereford reach 19 points, with Swansea still on 0. Several jams in and Swansea had 5 points on the board to Hereford’s 70. The game went into the half time, Hereford’s Horror Bulls 132, Swansea City B Team 17.

Venom #91The second half opened with Hereford’s Turner on the jam line. Turner sliced through on the apex for lead. Swansea took full advantage of jammer penalties, and a power jam saw their score creeping up. Hereford soon hit the 200 point mark, with Swansea on 74. At only a minute and a half left to play the score had crept to 204 to 86. Swansea knew it was too late to win, but at this point both teams were fighting for the point difference! The final score was Hereford’s Horror Bulls 204, Swansea City B Team 108.

Turner #81Horror Bulls’ Team Captain Becce Turner was delighted with the result. “What an amazing game! We were able to pull together everything we have been training for. We were low on numbers, but I think we kept running on the adrenaline of taking lead on the first jam and not looking back. I’m so proud of everyone, including our three freshies who took part in the mixed bout and made a win with Team Galactic Empire”.
The Hereford v Swansea B bout was part of a double header taking place at Hereford Leisure Centre on 4th May. The day was aptly titled ‘May The 4th Be With You’. A Star Wars themed warm-up bout ‘Galactic Empire vs Rebel Alliance’ took place before the main game. The warm-up bout featured rookie skaters from across the UK, including three from Hereford. It was a hard fought game, with a final score Galactic Empire 188, Rebel Alliance 148.

Photos by kind permission of Questionmark Photography

May the 4th be with you – our next home game!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away…

It is a period of civil war. The Rebel alliance, are preparing to hip-check the evil Galactic Empire from a hidden base.

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Immoveable Wall, an armoured space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire’s sinister blockers, The Rebel Jammer races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen points that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy…

Hereford Roller Girls present…..

may the 4th

A double header.

Opening game:

Rebel Alliance vs Galactic Empire

A mixed game to end all mixed games!
Will the galaxy be saved?!

The main event:

Horror Bulls vs Swansea City Roller Derby B Team

These two formidable teams will meet for the first time. It game not to be missed.

Doors open: 12.45pm
1st Bout Starts: 1.30pm
Main Bout starts: 3.30pm

Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford. HR4 9UD.
Please be aware that car park charges are now in place at the leisure centre. All day parking at the venue is £5.

After Party Details to be Confirmed!