Hell's Belles host Hertfordshire's first ever roller derby event
PUBLISHED: 12:28 14 October 2012
HERTFORDSHIRE'S Hell's Belles hosted the county's first ever roller derby event at the Aldenham School Sports Centre.
Close to 200 spectators attended the historic event, many to cheer on the Hell’s Belles, who train in WGC and Hatfield.
Four teams of tough sassy ladies took to the skating arena to battle it out in the sixth leg of ‘The End of The World Series’, a tournament that has been running throughout 2012.
The day was a great success, enjoyed by an eclectic audience made up of seasoned derby supporters, as well as newcomers to the game excited for the opportunity to witness this unusual sport that is taking the world by storm.
Roller derby is a highly competitive, fast, athletic, full-contact sport played (mostly by woman) on quad roller skates.
The full-contact element means that players are allowed to use their bodies to obstruct the opposing team and forcefully hit them out of play, on skates!
The game is high energy and exhilarating to watch.
Hell’s Belles Roller Girls gave it their all in front of the home crowd, but after a close and tense match they just lost out to Bedfordshire Roller Girls who managed to secure the win in the final minutes of the game with 177 points to Hertfordshire’s 154.
Milton Keynes Concrete Cows also won their match with 210 points to Rebellion Roller Derby’s 114 points.