Poison Ivy’s v Holly Berries / HRG v Grin n Barum
The Hereford Horror Bulls are hosting a Christmas roller derby double-header on Sunday 10th of December, at their home venue, The Hereford Academy.
There will be stalls available on the day, including Hereford’s Regwina Skate Shop, plus a Half-Time Tombola. The Hereford Academy is situated off Marlbrook Road, Hereford. Doors open at 11:30 am and the first whistle will be at at 12:30 pm. Spectator tickets are £8 on the door, with children under 12 admitted for free.
Hereford’s Roller Derby Girls are a force to be reckoned with, cute but unstoppable, in true female style. They work hard all year and this is a chance for you to support their efforts by cheering on their first game to showcase local Junior Roller Derby talent and hometown game.
For the first time ever, Hereford will be sending its Junior team out as a team in their own right. Very few Junior Roller Derby teams boast enough players to send out a full team, usually playing in hybrid teams. For this game, Hereford Poison Berries (Playing as the festive ‘Holly Berries’) will pit their wit and skills against the hybrid team of DASH (Devon All Star Hitters), and Sheffield Steel Junior Rollers – who will be playing together as ‘Poison Ivy’.
The game is set to be a close one as both teams have similar levels of experience under their belts – with Hereford fielding 2 debutantes alongside its more experienced players.
All three of the junior teams involved in this event also met in North Devon earlier this year to take part and play in the national fundraiser ‘ Bout Against Cancer’ which helped to raise over £3200 for cancer charities. The second game sees the Horror Bulls take on Grin ‘n’ Barum from Barnstaple. They last played at home back in October, when they invited Bristol Roller Derby’s Bees for an exciting and very close-matched game, which saw the Bulls take the win with 206-188. Their next encounter was away in Swindon in November against Wiltshire Roller Derby, where another close game saw them narrowly miss out on the win with a score of 173-198 in Wiltshire’s favour.
League coach and club founder, Zoe Butler said “Following our year out from British Championships, we are all set to take part in the tournament in 2017. We’ve built a strong, solid team over the past year and are looking forward to competing once again. Our Christmas game will be the perfect way to sign off an extremely positive year!”
Their opponents, GRIN ‘N’ BARUM Roller Derby are a women’s, coed and junior roller Derby team based in Barnstaple, North Devon. They have climbed the European Flat Track Stats 100 places this year after a successful British Championships tournament.
Hereford Roller Derby is still looking to build on it’s team of officials and volunteers, from skating referees to non-skating officials and general support for the club.
For more information on joining Hereford Roller Derby, please contact the club either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by Facebook (facebook.com/herefordrollergirls) where you can also keep up to date with all the upcoming events.
Horror Bulls team photo – Credit to Frances Williams
Horror Bulls action shot – Credit to John Hesse
Junior teams photo – Credit to John Hesse
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