Superheroes saved the day!

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our fantastic event in aid of Free Radio’s Cash for Kids charity.

The day begin with Hereford’s mayor, Jim Kenyon, opening the event by skating a few laps of his own!

Team Batgirl then battled it out against Team Supergirl in an amazing display of roller derby from both the juniors and adult teams. Each jam consistent of brilliant team work and skill. Supergirl’s took an early lead, but Batgirl’s never gave up and the game ended 205 – 101.

Belmont Wanderer’s Football Club then took to the pitch and showcased some great Under 12’s girls and boys football.

A brilliant day and we raised a fantastic £434.55!

A big thank you to The Hereford Academy & GB-EMS for the donations of the facilities​ and services. And also to the following companies who kindly donated to the raffle;

  • The Courtyard, Hereford
  • The Send
  • MFA Bowl
  • Play Planet
  • Battlefields Paintball
  • Berrington Hall, NT
  • Wye Valley Brewery
  • Manic Ceramics
  • Shake and Stir
  • The Kup-cake Kitchen
  • Total Produce
  • Alfred’s Toy Box

Photography by Stephanie Turner

Hereford Roller Derby – Be Your Own Superhero

Hereford Roller Derby are pleased to be joined by Belmont Wanderers Football Club & Hereford Poison Berries Junior Roller Derby to raise money for Free Radio’s Cash for Kids. The fun filled day taking place on the 7th May 2017 will be hosted at the Hereford Academy on Marlbrook Road, Hereford.

Be Your Own Super Hero, 7th May from 10.30am at The Hereford Academy.

The tournament starts at 10:30am, with entry fee being only £3. The day will feature a football from the fantastic Belmont Wanderers Football Club & a Roller Derby game featuring the mixed teams of Batgirls vs Supergirls, welcoming players from Hereford Roller Derby & Hereford Poison Berries Junior Roller Derby.

During the day, there will also be a raffle, face painting & a bake sale. Superhero fancy dress is, as always highly encouraged. Why not come along & show support for Cash for Kids, helping local children, supporting them with their disabilities or providing them with clothing / food / shelter. All money raised is kept to where you raised it, so the fantastic money raised in Hereford, will help support children in our community.

This event has kindly been sponsored by The Hereford Academy & Gb-ems have agreed to provide first aid.

Hereford Poison Berries Roller Derby - Credit Jason Ruffell - Roller Derby on Film

Hereford Poison Berries Roller Derby – Credit Jason Ruffell – Roller Derby on Film

Hereford Roller Derby - Credit John Baker

Hereford Roller Derby – Credit John Baker

HRG complete the Walk Of Worcestershire

It was another busy weekend for Hereford Roller Girls, although on this occasion, the only skates to be seen were those printed on our t-shirts!

We took part in Free Radio’s Walk of Worcestershire, for Acorn’s Hospice. Acorn’s help children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses by offering care and support to children and their families across the heart of England. When we heard about the walk, we just had to get involved. Our team was made up of our Coach, Eve L Hart, Barrie DaHatchet, Squeeealer, Lil Bruises, DeManding, ref Billy NoBrakes and Derby Orphan, 9 year old Megatron.

Ten miles doesn’t sound that far. We didn’t think it would be all that difficult. We’re generally fit and healthy…but we were in for a shock! The walk took us around 3 1/2 hours and our legs and feet were in agony at the end! Luckily, Nuffield were on hand (literally) to give us some amazing massages.

We raised around £200 in total, which goes towards the total so far of over an incredible £100,000! If you’d like to donate, it’s not too late! You can donate quickly and easily via our Just Giving page, here:
Thank you to everyone who supported us! We really appreciate it. Our next event is the Quiz – details here:

Derby Love!