A great day of roller derby on Eastbourne Seafront. Thanks to all skaters, officials and NSOs who came and helped make the day a fantastic one.
Teams represented (skating & officiating) included
Eastbourne Roller Derby...
Essex Men's Roller Derby
Seaside Siren Roller Girls
Kent Roller Girls
Portsmouth Roller Wenches
Croydon Roller Derby
Mayhem Men's Roller Derby
Brighton Rockers Roller Derby
Southern CoEd Roller Derby
New Bournes Junior Roller Derby
Did we miss anyone? (Let us know we'll include you)
We also raised over £70 for our chosen charity for the day, Grassroots.
On Sunday we are playing our first open door games of the year and we will be supporting Grassroots, a suicide prevention charity.
It's a subject that is very close to our hearts at the minute.
Feel free to bring a donation for our collection bucket....
Outdoors at the cage (weather permitting), free entry, first whistle 2pm.
It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we bring you the news that Finn, the founder of the B-Town Brawlers, tragically passed away yesterday.
Finn was a wonde...rful, warm, gentle and loving person. He suffered through some very tough times and struggled with a variety of serious health issues. Despite all of that he was such a bright light in so many people's lives. He was so generous with his time, support and affection for anyone in need. He was an inspiration to many of us, as a skater and as a friend. So many people loved Finn and the world is a bleaker place without him.
Our love and thoughts are with Finn's partner Elly, his family and his friends.
We encourage anyone in crisis to seek help. The link below is a local organisation that provides support for people feeling suicidal. There are other, nationwide organisations such as The Samaritans who can help as well. Please, please get in touch with them if you need help.
Elly put all our thoughts into words when she said - I don't think we will ever recover, but we will rebuild and remember.
Rest in peace Finn.
This weekend we are playing our first open door games of the year at the cage. Entry is free we will be there from 2pm.
Open Door event at The Cage on Eastbourne Seafront.
Coed Game - ERD A-Bombs vs Essex
Mini Three Team Sevens Tournament featuring ERD Bombshells, Portsmouth and Croydon
13:00 Arrive & Get in
13:15 A-Bombs vs Essex Captains' Meeting
13:30 A-Bombs vs Essex Officials' Meeting
13:30 A-Bombs vs Essex Warm-Ups - both teams 10 mins each
14:00 A-Bombs vs Essex First Whistle
14.45 A-Bombs vs Essex Half Time & Sevens Tournament Captains' Meeting
15:00 A-Bombs vs Essex Second Half
15:45 A-Bombs vs Essex Final Whistle
16:00 Sevens Tournament Warm Ups all 3 Teams
16:30 Sevens Game 1 First Whistle (Team 1 vs Team 2)
16:51 Sevens Game 1 Final Whistle
17:00 Sevens Game 2 First Whistle (Team 2 vs Team 3)
17:21 Sevens Game 2 Final Whistle
17:30 Sevens Game 3 First Whistle (Team 1 vs Team 3)
17:51 Sevens Game 3 Final Whistle
18:00 Awards, clean down and get to the Pub!
The upstairs Function Room of the Crown & Anchor is all booked for an After Party of sorts as well.
It's Bout Day!
Today sees ERD's Bombshells take on the mighty Norfolk Roller Derby's Black Shucks!
After that, the Bomb S'Quad will be joining forces once again with our friends Mayhem Men's Roller Derby to take on NRD's equally mighty East Anglo Smacksons!...
Also not forgetting Tenacious P turning out for the Hoodlum Gang against Team Doge!
Also not done yet, shout out to Beachy Headcase today...she's doing her first ever international tournament in Namur :-)
Eastbourne roller derby would like to wish our favourite photographer who always manages with his skill to take a good photo of us, even when we are not looking good! We thank you for that and wish you a very happy birthday to John Hesse.
Junior skaters take a look at this 👀