The Hellfire Harlots returned home this week following their first international away bout against Swedish roller derby team, Crime City Rollers.
The Nottingham sports team had flown out to Malmö, Sweden with a fiery determination to crush the team whom they had lost to in April last year by only one point but it wasn’t to be, and the Harlots returned home defeated but upbeat.
The Harlots kept Crime City’s lead fairly short for the first half but the tough defence put up by Crime City ensured their eventual victory with the scoreboard showing 301 – 117.
Captain of the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots, Jo Scott said, “We were understandably disappointed to go all that way for a loss but sometimes a victory is more than just points. The atmosphere on the bench was uplifting – everybody stayed positive and played their hardest game.
“The result might have been disappointing but we have learned a lot and we’re ready to take on Bristol next week and make our mark in 2014 as we commence with a tournament at Tattoo Freeze in January and in June we are off to Toulouse in France!”
The year might be drawing to a close but the Hellfire Harlots are not ready to rest up for Christmas just yet. The team are running a Christmas raffle and wrapping up with the last group of newbie skaters they have been training up ready for a new intake in January. If you’re interested in joining the world’s fastest growing sport with your local team then check out the Hellfire Harlots’ Facebook page for more details.