Author Archives: BRD Editor

Becoming a Rookie with BRD

‘Wanna join?’ The flyer on my notice board had been screaming at me for almost a year before I actually worked up the courage to go along to one of the drop in sessions run by Bristol Roller Derby. My introduction to derby is one shared by many… I’d seen the film ‘Whip It’, thought it looked like fun, then happened to start working with someone who actually played the little known sport…

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BRD @ British Champs and SW:UK 2015

BRD are very excited to announce we’ll be taking part in the 2015 British Championships. Our women’s A team are in Tier 2 Division South and our men’s team Vice Quad are in the Tier 3 Men’s Regional division. Our women’s B team will also be representing BRD in the South West by taking part for the second time in the growing 2015  SW:UK tournament, this year they are in the North Division.

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New Media Sponsor

Bristol Roller Derby is proud to announce our new media sponsor, 365Bristol.com. 365Bristol is the leading events and entertainment website in Bristol and a proud media sponsor of Bristol Roller Derby. Check out their site for recommended bars and restaurants …

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Bristol Roller Derby: 2013 in Review

Wow, what a year its been! Let’s have a look back at what Bristol Roller Derby got up to in 2013…

The League kicked off the year in January, with the A-team (ranked 29th by ERDR) playing the first bout, which was almost a no-goer due to the snow! We visited the lovely Dolly Rockit Rollers in freezing Leicester, and took home the win 237-166.

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Harbour Harlots Hit Deal or No Deal

Though far more used to facing opposition as part of a team, on August 26th our very own Tequila Jammer stood boldly alone to meet a cunning and unpredictable foe, an opponent unlike any she’d battled before…the Banker.

As a contestant on Deal Or No Deal Tequila had to hold her nerve and pit her wits against the boxes. Would she be able to spank the Banker or would he knock her aside and dash her dreams?

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Just Cause

Following twelve months of successful fundraising Bristol Roller Derby are thrilled to be able to present our Charity of the Year, Survive, with a grand total of £1527.35. The money has been raised through specific fundraising events, donations and passing the bucket at every opportunity, and members are very proud of the amount raised. BRD members think so highly of the work carried out by Survive that it has been recently selected as Charity of the Year for a second time.

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2013 Season Tickets

We promised you that 2013 was going to be the best year yet for Bristol Roller Derby and with the announcement of the afterparty venue and line-up, March the 2nd is going to be the date to kick off your derby addiction in Bristol.

Firstly though, we have a series of exciting announcements relating to advance ticket sales. For the first time ever, Season Tickets will be available for all the BRD home games.

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Die Hard derby love in Bristol!

It is with great excitement that we can announce that from the 1st November 2012 the two Bristol leagues, Bristol Roller Derby and Anarchic Die Hard Derby, are merging into one league!

ADHD was set up shortly after the last intake into Bristol Roller Derby was closed in 2011 and we were unable to accept new recruits. For a few girls the idea of waiting to learn to skate and play roller derby was just too much to bear…

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