Aurora Scorer tells us about how she was seduced by roller derby before carving out her own non-skating niche in the team.
AD signed up to our Fresh Meat Course in January 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. We asked AD about the course.
Thanks to our generous donors, we have a huge range of fantastic prizes to be won this year. The raffle will be drawn on the 8th July at our live roller derby event on 8th July in Hemel Hempstead.
Hertfordshire’s Hell’s Belles will host the final British Championships game day on Sunday 8 July for the final showdown of the Tier 3 South tournament.
We’re looking for bench staff to support our A-Team, Hell’s Belles, during the 2018 season.
Bench staff are responsible for managing the team on the Bench on game day and require a basic knowledge of the sport.
We are also looking for a Head/Bench Coach to lead the development of our advanced skaters.
Some of our new additions to the advanced team have been getting some great practice taking part in their first Rookie / Cherry Popper games, preparing themselves for the opportunity to be selected for the Belles chartered team.
It was a glorious weekend: sun, sweat and DERBY! We travelled up to Norfolk for an away game against the feisty Surrey Roller Girls on Sunday 18th June.
Sunday 9th April was pretty much the most exciting day of 2017 so far for Hertfordshire Roller Derby – the home bout. It’s the day we get to invite other leagues to our home turf and host a day of awesome skating, tough derby, a banging cake stand and a not-to-be-missed raffle.
So, you’ve heard all about this Roller Derby lark, but you’ve never seen a live game… Well, as it turns out, we are playing THIS SUNDAY, and we think you should definitely come! But if that’s not enough to persuade you, here are our top 10 reasons to watch a live Roller Derby bout…
1. Learn about one of the UK’s fastest growing sports
Don’t know the rules? No problem! Roller Derby isn’t as complicated as it looks, and our learned announcers will help explain the game and tell you what’s going on. There’ll also be a brief explanation in the programme, plus loads of lovely members around to help – just ask!
At HRD we all have job to do on and off track. As someone who’s always enjoyed organising things, when it came to choosing a role I put my hand up to work in the Bout Coordination area. I’ve been with HRD for almost 5 years, and in that time I’ve worked on Home Bouts for British Champs, standalone games outside of champs, I’ve supported at bigger events like Heartlands and Champs finals and the inaugural MRDWC in Birmingham 2014. I’ve often thought of planning a bout day as a bit like planning a wedding; there’s people coming from near and far, you have to ensure you have the right officials present, you have to check the venue capacity and regulations thoroughly, and there’s definitely got to be enough cake for everyone. Whereas with a wedding if you get sick of catering to your third cousin twice removed you can scrap it all, save the money and elope to Gretna Green, there’s no eloping in Derby. The show must go on. Continue reading “Gearing Up For Our Home Bout”