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So as its mental health awareness week, I feel a heartfelt post is needed. We all know someone who suffers with various degrees of mental health issues, as well as ourselves. It can strike anyone at anytime. It's great that it's talked about more and more, however, there is still not enough done about it, still not enough help out there. So I can truly say that being part of ERD has helped me cope with my own issues. Playing roller derby has honestly picked me up when I’ve be...en at my worst, it's a welcoming space for anyone to find their place to belong.
I love my team and the support they give, they are an extension to my family.
We have our up and our downs but we will always find a way to show our love for each other and the sport.
Never feel you don't have anyone to talk to, there is help out there and amazing people to support you.
Photo by John Hesse of Bombshells and the New Bournes team.
Hey junior skaters look 👀
Last call for juniors wishing to skate at Eastbourne Extreme this year 14/15 July 2018. Come and meet other juniors and join the Junior GB skaters. They will w...ill be sharing training and knowledge gained over the last couple of months from their fantastic national team coaches.
So the bombshells had a great day out at champs game number 3 against Milton Keynes concrete Cows. We did not win, however, we realy enjoyed the game.
Thank you Oxford wheels of gory for hosting.
Now for some more fun.
Caption fun, just for fun, make us laugh out load with your best caption to this photo of our awsome Crash from today's game.
Photo by Jo Cox.
ERD Jr's are all over this GB stuff. Woohoo look at those awesome t-shirts. Im definitely going to get one!
Two surprises arrived at Hesse's house today... One was Vilda from Team Europe and the other was Team GB Juniors merch!
Well done Kira for stealing Vilda for Te...am GB, and merch will be on sale at our fundraiser game in Peterborough on June 2nd!
Don't forget to get your tickets for Bombshells next champs game on Sunday!
Not long until game day now.
Doors open at midday, with Eastbourne Roller Derby Bourne Bombshells vs The Concrete Cows: Milton Keynes Roller Derby at 1pm, and Oxford Wheels of Gory vs Bridgend Roller Derby at 3.30pm.
Advance tickets on sale here: https://owgchamps.brownpapertickets.com/
Are you thinking about applying to officiate at Eastbourne Extreme 2018? If so we’d love to hear from you 🌞 🐙 ⛱
Next one of our amazing Jr's (who's way taller and cooler than me) telling us how awesome she is.
I’m Hesse #3 and I skate for New Bournes Junior Roller Derby. I’ve been playing for 5 years.
I’m so excited to play in the World Cup- I’m most excited about meeting players from all over the world and playing against future derby stars!
Help me get to Philadelphia at https://www.facebook.com/donate/384213518729674/10155777240266523/
Next one up! Our Jr's are so cool and awesome.
Hey I’m Lil or Dixon and I skate for New Bournes Junior Roller Derby and have done so for 5 years!
My dream team would have to be... Loren Mutch, Tui Lyon, Lac...i Knight, Shania Serelson, Lorrae Evans, Onyeka Igwe and Kid Block!
As a blocker I don’t have a specific signature move, but I know when to get low and make good communication, you can definitely hear me on track! To be in Team GB is a dream come true and I’m so excited to play and travel with my awesome teamies and meet new juniors!!!
Look out for posts from the Jr GB team page of our awesome skaters from New Bournes Junior Roller Derby We are so proud of all our Jr skaters and how much they improve everyday, they inspire much of the adult team to try harder, also alot of the Jr's hit harder than the adults!
I'm genuinely scared when they are old enough to play in the adult team! I may retire then or buy alot more padding!
I'm Jemma English (Jemolish) and I’ve been playing Roller Derby for about 5 years but have skated pretty much my whole life! I skate for New Bournes Junior Roll...er Derby
Playing in the junior World Cup has been a goal since I knew it was a thing! I also I know it’s I going to be tough and I like to challenge my self.
Check out the description of ERD on this great new website. It also has information about many great places in Eastbourne. Take a look.
Birthday day, to one of our slightly missing but not forgotten, useing this post to bug them to come back, to Mercenary aka Sam.so join ERD in wishing him a very happy birthday and join us in bugging him to come back to training!
Today someone has been trying to keep something quiet! Just cus you don't have your birthday on your Facebook page, does not mean we won't find out (or be told by their other half!)
So join us for what's left of a beautiful sunny day to say Happy Birthday to our amazing photographer John Hesse.
May you be around forever making us look beautiful!
Applications close on Saturday!
Eastbourne Extreme Sunday Adult Skater Applications are OPEN!!
Sunday 15th July Adults games (mixed teams) and timetable
10am Rookie Women's 2 teams of 15
11.3...0am Men's Intermediate 2 teams of 15
1pm Women's Intermediate 2 teams of 15
3pm Men's Advanced (or open to all if not enough advanced men's) 2 teams of 15
4.30pm Women's advanced 2 teams of 15
Cost £20 per game, per player, you will receive a team t-shirt on the day and the rest of the money goes towards costs of Medics and a back up hall if the weather is bad.
Applications open 7th April and closed 21st April.
We hope to confirm players by 28th April
ONLY 14 WEEKS TO GO!!
*** Edit ***
Just to confirm it is single akater application and players will be selected by Eastbourne Roller Derby for each team. It is not a team application. Sorry for any confusion!
What an amazing weekend of Men's Roller Derby! Go England!
We are very proud to have some of our ERD players there helping out! Sorry now for the long post but we are so proud of these guys!
The amazing John Hesse is out there snapping away behind the camera (can I just say it's hard to find photos of him as he is always behind the camera)....
The absolute awesome Sez Who aka Sarah Hesse is social media Queen! And by the looks of things finding cute baby's to hug.
Hesse aka Kira Hesse is doing a great job of promoting the Juniors team GB along with a bit of filming by the looks of things.
Elle Hound aka Lydia Bayes is part of the brilliant coaching team for team Spain, I'm sure she would have made them do a burpee or two in the run up to the World Cup.
And last but by no means least is our newest recruit RiDdick Yule! He's been been doing all the volunteering behind the cameras filming and loving the team wrangling. Dan looks to be have the best time ever at the World Cup.