Posts By: Louisa Ellins

Notes from an Ageing Athlete: Older Faster Stronger

By Janey Canuckle I was 36 in 2012, when I attended my first Hellfire Harlots recruitment session at the suggestion of my wonderful longtime friend (and now amazing derby ref) Zebra Harry. I wasn’t particularly athletic growing up: I got steady Bs in PE and dropped it at the first opportunity two years from the… Read more »

Hellfire Harlots Qualify for T2 Playoffs

The Nottingham Hellfire Harlots brought home a crucial win this weekend against Leeds Roller Dolls, qualifying them for the British Championships Roller Derby Tier 2 playoffs and seizing them the chance for promotion to Tier 1, the Premiership. With a score of Leeds 111 – 189 Harlots, this was the Harlots’ fourth win in the… Read more »

My First Scrim

By Miss May-Hemm It’s fair to say I am not a natural at Roller Derby [ed remark: disagree!], so when it was time for my first scrim I was quite nervous. The Hellfire Harlots are possibly some of the best motivators and supporters I have ever known, so when I voiced my anxiety they were… Read more »

We love the lionesses!

What an incredible week for women’s sport in particular, women’s football. The women’s England football team, the Lionesses may have lost out at the semi-final stage in the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup but oh my goodness, what a way to leave the World Cup! They entered the tournament without the same kind of support… Read more »

Harlots remain undefeated in T2 British Champs

They are fierce, they are fast and they play a contact sport on roller skates! On Saturday 27th June at Nottingham Trent University, the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots hosted the most recent instalment in Tier 2 North British Championships of roller derby. Four teams from Tier 2 of the roller derby British Championships (or British Champs)… Read more »