British Champs 2017 - Round 3 - Halifax Bruising Banditas v Furness Firecrackers
Our second game in the 2017 British Champs season sees us take the trip all the way to Aberdeen to face the new look Furness Firecrackers! We're keen to take the momentum of our cracking display against Granite City to take the fight to Furness and get our first win of 2017. The Banditas are riding high after the near-miss against Granite City and are taking those good-vibes all the way up into Scotland to give our best against old friends the Furness Firecrackers. Furness ha
British Champs Round 1 - Halifax Bruising Banditas v Granite City Roller Derby - Report
Photo courtesy of Jason Garnett Halifax Bruising Banditas 117 - 130 Granite City Roller Derby What a way to start our 2017 British Champs campaign! We have face the wonderful skaters of Granite City Roller Derby each year since the British Champs began and each year they have been a good litmus test of how far we have come as a team. Back in 2015 we lost by approximately 200 points. Last year we faced them in Tier 4 and lost by 70 points. This year we face them in Tier 3 and
British Champs 2017 - Round 1 - Halifax Bruising Banditas v Granite City Roller Derby
The first bout of our 2017 British Champs campaign sees us take the trip to Preston to face our stalwart table-mates, Grantie City Roller Derby! Coming off the back of a bad defeat at Tattoo Freeze we are keen to bounce straight back and take the game to Granite. Facing Granite City for the third year in a row, we have improved our score against them in each successive year but are yet to get the elusive win. In 2016 Granite City won the Tier 4 North table while the Banditas
Halifax Bruising Bandits v Rebellion Roller Derby - Report
Photo courtesy of Jason Garnett Halifax Bruising Banditas 90 - 440 Rebellion Roller Derby The start of the Bruising Banditas 2017 season was less than ideal. With the long trip down to Telford to play in the first game of the 2017 Tattoo Freeze we were hoping to put up a better showing against our opponents. Rebellion Roller Derby proved to be an incredibly strong team with fast and nimble jammers that made short work of our walls. Rebellion took an early lead and didn't ease
Halifax Bruising Banditas v Rebellion Roller Derby at Tattoo Freeze!
Our first game of 2017 is shaping up to be a ton of fun! We are so excited to be playing in the Roller Drby Rumble at this year's Tattoo Freeze convention! Tattoo Freeze have been hosting roller derby tournaments as entertainment for their visitors for 7 years and a place in their tournament is pretty special. We'll be reaching a whole new audience and showing them what we can do! Not only hat but we will be playing a team we have not faced before. Rebellion Roller Derby are
2017 Preview - Return of the Banditas!
We're back! 2017 sees us return to the Third Tier of the British Champs along with some familiar faces and some new opponents. We spent our year in Tier Four re-grouping, re-building and concentrating on working as a team. All our hard work paid off with a second placing in Tier 4 North and promotion to where we began our British Champs adventure - Tier 3 North! We are so e excited to be challenging ourselves with the high caliber of teams that join us in the table. This year
2016 Year Review
What a year that was! 2016 was a year where we regrouped and tested our progress against teams at our level. We met that challenge head on and came away with an impressive stack of wins and some close fought defeats. We are so chuffed with our progress, we've ended up bing promoted back into Tier 3! We started the year with a huge trip up to Aberdeen to face off against the skater of Blackpool Roller Derby League. As the first game of 2016 we were keen to see how our previous
Halifax Bruising Bandits v Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby - Report
Photo courtesy of Mike Gatiss Halifax Bruising Banditas 138 - 147 Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby What a nail biter of a game! The last bout of the year for the Bandits in 2016 came down to the wire as the visitors snatched a 9 point victory. Hallam Hellcats are past a current British Champs Tier 3 competitors. Having finished 3rd in their table this year Hallam were a good test for the Banditas. Not only would the game prove that we have come incredibly far in 12 months, it als
Halifax Bruising Banditas v Hallam Hellcats plus Christmas Cherry Popper!
This is the last game for the Banditas for 2016 and we're making it festive!! We come into the game on a high from our Champs and Great Yorkshire Showdown success and want to finish our year in the same spirit. The first game is a Christmas themed Cherry Popper bout featuring the brightest new skaters from the North of England including a few fresh Banditas. The boisterous Team Paindeer will face the devilish Team Helves for Christmas glory! The second game sees the Halifax B
Winning weekend for the Bruising Banditas at Great Yorkshire Showdown
HBB 187 - 24 Glasgow Roller Derby - Maiden Grrders (B) HBB 96 - 42 Hereford Horror Bulls HBB 254 - 102 Leeds Roller Dolls - Whip Its (B) The Banditas were honoured to be asked to participate in the 2016 Great Yorkshire Showdown, hosted by the Leeds Roller Dolls. We were looking forward to a fun weekend of roller derby and went into the tournament with no expectations other than to try a few new things. And we only went and won it! Our first two games were half and hour bouts