Bomber girls are on a roll

LINCOLNSHIRE Bombers Roller Girls are an all-female roller derby team partly based in Sleaford. They are currently training for the 2009 roller derby season.

The core team, originally started back in late 2007, is made up of around 25 members. However, this number is increasing all the time as the club and the sport continue to grow.

Zoe Powell of the Bombers said: “Roller derby originally started in the 1930s but is making a huge comeback as an up and coming, full-contact, fast-paced team sport and one of the few that is all-female.

“It is becoming more and more popular here in the UK and, being a sport for women only, it promotes well-being, self-esteem and sporting opportunities to women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

“We are currently hard at work preparing for the start of our first season. The LBRG are a group of dedicated women and the league itself is independently-owned and operated.

“We are planning numerous fundraisers to spread the word, all whilst we are madly training in readiness for full-on bouts against our derby sisters in the very near future.”

The Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls train twice a week. They train at Sleaford at the Northgate Sports Hall each Friday evening, from 8pm to 10pm, and at Yarborough Leisure Centre every Sunday morning, 10am-1pm.

Zoe added: “We are always on the lookout for new recruits, so if you think you have what it takes to be a Bomber then please come along to a session. We will teach you all you need to know.”

l For more information, contact, or visit their website at or call Zoe Powell on 07758 857680.

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