31 December

Happy New Year from the Hellfire Harlots

We might be having a short break from skating between Christmas and New Year before Tattoo Freeze but roller derby is never far from our minds! Some of us have kept our exercise regimes up to their usual standards and others are weight lifting mince pies by the dozen into their mouths (that would just be me then!)

As a team we have had a think about the last 12 months and have really surprised ourselves with exactly what we’ve achieved…

  • Established our B team and hosted their first closed door bout against Mean Valley’s B-team.
  • We set up the Hellfire Harlots’ intraleague teams: The Bounty Hunters, The Desperados and The Outlaws.
  • We introduced our intermediate ‘Firecracker’ level training sessions to help move the B team along.
  • We played our first tournament – the Feel Good Hits of Summer in Llaneli, Wales.
  • We now have a full and completely awesome (and in demand!) ref crew.
  • We have recruited loads of new skaters since October and sixteen have made membership!
  • Our A team travelled to Malmö, Sweden to play our first away international bout in November.
  • Three of our skaters have made the shortlist for two national teams and have the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup well in their sights.
  • We made full WFTDA Member status just before Christmas.

All there is to say really is…

“Bye bye 2013, we are coming for ya 2014!”

Happy New Year from Hellfire Harlots