Formed in Spring 2011, and still retaining a majority of their original members, North Hampshire’s first and only Roller Derby team, the Bullets, are made up of skaters from all over Hampshire and Berkshire. Starting with very little derby experience the team has built itself up year after year, from humble beginnings skating outdoors to regular twice weekly indoor training.
We aim to achieve great success as a bouting league by staying true to the ethos which the league was founded on; collaboration and always striving to meet challenges. In 2014 this materialised in our involvement in the Heartlands Series – which provided a massive challenge to our league both because of the high level of skill in the teams we faced, and the logistics of managing a year-long programme of games. We were excited to rise to these challenges, and all others the future holds for us.
We feel honoured to be involved in UKRDA, an organisation which we hold in high regard.
We feel that we are a friendly and welcoming group of people, who support each other and complement each other well.
We have been an active part of Eastbourne Extreme run by the Bourne Bombshells for 3 consecutive years, the first year as NSOs, and the last two years as skaters.
An integral component of our current and future success as a competitive league is collaboration – both through supporting current and new talent within the league to bring ideas and help shape the league we are, and by building strong relationships with other local teams.
Our place in the local community is very important to us, and through our charitable and volunteering work we have been aiming to increase the awareness of our league, the existence of Roller Derby, and the positive effects of our sport. Over the past few years the league has done sponsored walks and skating marathons to raise money for local and national sporting charities, and volunteered at many local sports events. In 2014 we climbed Snowdon in support of Sebastian’s Action Trust, a charity in Hampshire that provides holiday retreats and support for children with terminal illness and their families. We managed to raise nearly £5000 for this wonderful charity.