Emma Gardiner Photography
Hereford Roller Girls A Team the Horror Bulls head to the finals of Europe’s biggest flat-track roller derby tournament on Sunday 23rd November at Newark Showground. The Horror Bulls topped the North West Division of The Heartland Series, and go into the finals on Sunday undefeated in 2014. They were the first team to be declared finalists across all four divisions.
Their first game is against South West Division runners up, Plymouth City Roller Derby. If they win that, they will play either Severn Roller Torrent or Milton Keynes Roller Derby, and the winner goes through to the final; potentially the Bulls will play three games in one day.
Kelly Prosser, Becce Turner, Zoe Butler, Dee Montague and Jessica Warrington with the Community Club of the Year award
The Heartland Finals won’t be the only trophy the Hereford Roller Derby club will be chasing; the Roller Girls were named Community Club of the Year at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards, and as a result are finalists at the West Midlands Community Sports Awards, which take place at Aston Villa Football Club on Thursday 27th November.
The club will celebrate a fantastic year with their end of season party at Hereford City Sports Club on Saturday 29th November. The party will be a fundraiser for the Bulls’ trip to France in January 2015; they are the only UK team invited to compete in Roller Derby Caen’s ‘Slip It! 2’ tournament. Tickets to the party are £5 and include food and a quiz. Full details can be found on the Facebook event page
Skaters and refs from Hereford Roller Girls (HRG) spent a Saturday afternoon in the Belmont store talking to shoppers and helping them pack their bags. Over four hours they raised £293 which will be spent on much needed new skates and equipment for the league.
HRG Team Captain, Dee Montague, took part in the bag pack and was delighted with the amount raised “We’ve been going strong as a team for over a year, and now have quite a few new people wanting to join us. We would love for them to come and give it a go, unfortunately we don’t have enough spare kit for them! We would like to thank Tesco for letting us spend the day with them, we are delighted with the money raised as we can now buy new skates and safety equipment to take on new members.”
Vice captain River FierceMinx who works at the Tesco Belmont store spent the day on her roller skates, and it’s not the first time she’s been to work in her skates either! The rest of the team stuck to comfortable shoes, but they were very happy to spend the day talking to people about their favourite subject, Roller Derby.
Look out for this feisty group of girls and guys, as you never know what they’ve got planned next!