Transferring to Hellfire Harlots - Spotlight on Becky Smith

3rd May, 2019

I transferred from Hull’s Angels Roller Derby (HARD) to Nottingham Hellfire Harlots in December 2018. I made this decision one afternoon, as I sat writing my proposal to become HARD's Captain for the following season. But I felt restless. I wanted...

Transferring to Hellfire Harlots - Spotlight on Becky Smith

Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

18th March, 2019

Many of us take up roller derby because it doesn’t feel like exercise. It’s a sport that doesn’t feel like a sport. The moment you strap your skates on and get on track, you don’t get the same feeling...

Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

12th March, 2019

Hello potential new recruits! My name is Vamp Vengeance (aka Naomi) and I'm currently a semi-newbie with Nottingham's Hellfire Harlots. I (hopefully) will be graduating out of Sparks (which is essentially the...

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

16 April UKRDA logo

The United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) has today [Wednesday, April 16] announced the appointment of their new Transgender Liaison and the ratification of their Transgender Policy. The policy creates a uniform standard of treatment of transgender skaters, and ensures the protection and safety of transgender skaters throughout the UK, with UKRDA member leagues committing… Read more »

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16 April

As part of our hash tag campaign (#HarlotHappyBody on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to get everyone to show themselves a little more love, we decided to create a little infographic about ourselves as a league and look at how we feel about our bodies. Check out our survey results below: \ It’s interesting that roller… Read more »

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14 April

Continuing on with Finn Furious‘ blog about body confidence. If you missed it, check out part one. 6) Appreciate your body for what it does, not what it looks like. If you genuinely are at a point that you can’t think of anything you actually like about your body then it’s time to start thinking… Read more »

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13 April

If you read the first part of my body confidence blog you’ll have realised that body confidence is really important to me. Not only from a personal stand point, but I want people to know there is another option. We don’t all have walk around feeling like we’re not good enough. Let’s face it, life… Read more »

7 April

Body confidence is important to me because I spent much of my life feeling unattractive, big, ungainly, larger and lesser than more attractive people. That changed in the last few years. Part of it is age, part of it was roller derby, but a big part of it was a lot of deep thinking and… Read more »

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