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Bristol Roller Derby’s Intraleague Season Starts With a Bang!

ADHD 155 – 118 Smash Vandals

Saturday, 25th January, Thornbury Leisure Centre



While most of the general public are recovering from their new year’s hangovers and deciding what resolutions to make and break, Bristol Roller Derby are taking to the track in a home team tournament!

Split into three mixed-ability teams, Anarchic Die Hard Derby (ADHD), Daughters of Anarchy (DOA) and Smash Vandals will play one another over January and February to become intraleague champions.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday with ADHD taking on the Smash Vandals.  The first half was full of action, with both teams out to show what they’re made of. ADHD took an early lead, forcing penalties and earning numerous power jams, leaving the Vandals with a lot to do in the second half.


But the Vandals weren’t down and out; they came smashing through in the second half, creating strong walls and earning more power jams to close the points gap.  There was plenty of action to keep the crowd entertained, and a few unusual incidents to keep the refs nice and busy! A last-minute star-pass-that-didn’t-quite-end-up-being-passed, combined with a player being sent to the box left a few people scratching their heads and reaching for the rule book!  In the end the Vandals couldn’t quite catch up and ADHD took the game 155 to 118.  Well done, Die Hards!

ADHD don’t have much time to celebrate their victory before their next game – they’re back on track next Saturday (1st Febuary) to take on DOA in the second round of the tournament.  Will they be able to make it 2 wins out of 2?


***A big thank you to our lovely refs, NSOs, track layers and everyone else who helped behind the scenes -and to all our spectators who came to cheer us on!***

Wondering where all our awesome photography came from?  Our very own Bear Thrylls was trackside to cover the event – see more shots from the game on her Flickr Account.

Written by Gnarly Quin