Bristol Roller Derby
|Teams||Harbour Harlots A(travel team)
Harbour Harlots B (travel team)
Daughters of Anarchy
Vice Quad (Men's team)
|Venue||South Gloucestershire and Stroud College|
Bristol Roller Derby (BRD) is a roller derby league based in Bristol. Founded in 2010, the league consists of four women's roller derby teams and a men's team. Skaters are drafted from the four women's teams into two travel teams (Bristol Harbour Harlots: A and B) which compete against women's teams from other leagues.
The league was founded early in 2010 by Tuisku Sarrala, Anna Wong, Laura Phillips, Laura Lopez, Maria Cormack, Simone Bennett and Verona. This group set up the first Bristol Roller Derby training session. Anna Wong, who had previously played the sport in New Zealand, became the league's head coach for the initial year of the league, before returning to New Zealand in January 2011. It was originally known as the Bristol Harbour Harlots, but that title is now reserved for its travel team. By mid-2011, the league had more than seventy skaters, and had hosted a sell-out bout.
On the 1st November 2012, Bristol Roller Derby merged with another local roller derby team, Anarchic Die Hard Derby (ADHD). ADHD became the fourth home team for BRD, bringing the number of active women skaters to over 50. Together with officials, the Fresh Meat intake of October 2012, and non-skating members, the league membership stood at over 100 members at the beginning of November 2012.
League Structure 
Harbour Harlots 
The Harbour Harlots (A and B) are the travel teams for Bristol Roller Derby.
ADHD was founded in early 2011 as a separate league named "Anarchic Die Hard Derby". Its founders were skaters who were unable to join Bristol Roller Derby, during a period in which Bristol's recruitment was closed. In November 2012, it merged with Bristol Roller Derby, becoming its fourth home team.
Daughters of Anarchy 
Daughters of Anarchy are one of the four women's home teams.
Project Mayhem 
Project Mayhem are one of the four women's home teams.
Smash Vandals 
Smash Vandals are one of the four women's home teams.
Vice Quad 
The Vice Quad are Bristol Roller Derby's men's team.
Drop In Derby (aka The T-Recs) 
“Drop In Derby” sessions are run for anyone wanting to skate or learn roller derby. Unlike other training session organised by the league, attendees do not have to be a member of the club to participate. There are no attendance requirements or prior skating skills required.
The table below lists the bouts played by the Bristol Roller Derby's travel teams - the Harbour Harlots
|11th Dec 2010||Tinsel and Torture||Away||Harbour Harlots||Severn Roller Torrent||138 - 60||SRT|
|15th Jan 2011||Star Check : First Contact||Away||Harbour Harlots||Tiger Bay Brawlers||173 - 37||TBB|
|9th Jul 2011||Painspotting||Home||Harbour Harlots||Severn Roller Torrent||195 - 91||BHH||UWE Sports Centre|
|13rd Nov 2011||Away||Harbour Harlots||Croydon Roller Derby||123 - 117||CRD|
|26th Nov 2011||Away||Harbour Harlots||Cardiff Roller Collective: Rude Birds||134 - 125||CRoC|
|4th Dec 2011||I love Block'n'Roll||Home||Harbour Harlots||South West Angels of Terror: A Team||167 - 107||SWAT||WISE|
|2 June 2012||Hell and High Water||Away||Harbour Harlots||Hellfire Harlots||203 - 118||NHH|
|9 June 2012||Grime and Punishment||Home||Harbour Harlots||Swansea City Slayers||276 - 46||BHH||WISE|
|16 June 2012||Helter Skelter Belter||Away||Harbour Harlots||Seaside Sirens Roller Girls: Coastbusters (A team)||193 - 43||BHH|
|8 September 2012||Central City Rollergirls: Double Header||Away||Harbour Harlots (A)||Central City Rollergirls: Slay Belles (B team)||24 - 211||BHH||Doug Ellis Sports Centre|
|14 October 2012||October Double Header||Home||Harbour Harlots (B)||Wiltshire Roller Derby||217 - 130||BHHb||WISE|
|14 October 2012||October Double Header||Home||Harbour Harlots (A)||Croydon Roller Derby||207 - 138||BHHa||WISE|
|3 November 2012||Away||Harbour Harlots (A)||Birmingham Blitz Dames: A team||171 - 185||BHHa||Futsal, Birmingham|
|11 November 2012||Away||Harbour Harlots (B)||Norfolk Brawds||153 - 224||BHHb|
- "Girls on a roll with destruction derby", Bath Chronicle, 2 August 2010
- "Skate sport makes city comeback", Bristol Evening Post, 22 June 2011
- "Bristol Derby girl rolls off to the world cup", Bristol 24/7, 28 November 2011
- "Die Hard derby love in Bristol", Bristol Roller Derby, 31 October 2012
- "Welcome to UKRDA Bristol Roller Derby", UKRDA, 14 December 2012
- "Die Hard derby love in Bristol!", BRD, 31 October 2012