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, and so armed with a truck load of enthusiasm and dedication they formed a new Bristol team. Over the past 18 months they have worked hard to nail their minimum skills, and recently held their graduation bout with skaters from Bristol Roller Derby delighted to also be guest skating, benching and officiating at it. A special shout out has to go to Jet Reckless, who took on a personal mission to support and coach ADHD in any spare time she could fit around her normal training.
The idea of eventually all joining forces has been a subject of conversation amongst the Bristol derby crew for a long time, so to finally make this idea a reality is something that we are all delighting in.
Yet again our intake day got a huge amount of interest, and so our new Fresh Meat girls can now look forward to being drafted on to one of FOUR home teams (ADHD, Daughters of Anarchy, Project Mayhem or Smash Vandals) when they graduate. We’re excited too about what this means for our travel teams, the Harbour Harlots, with so much talent on offer!