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Roller girls need new place to train

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: September 08, 2009

The Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls. Picture: Carl Spring

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A Lincoln sports team are desperately searching for a new training base to accommodate their rapidly increasing numbers.

The Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls take part in the emerging sport of roller derby, where two teams take to an oval track and battle it out to score the most points.

But with around 40 team members already signed up, and former midweek facilities at the Priory Witham Academy under refurbishment, the club are left with just one opportunity to train – an inadequate amount for a team now competing against the rest of the UK.

The team's captain and coach Emma Tremlett, who competes under the name She'za Payne, said: "We really, really need somewhere to train.

"It's been quite a few months now that we haven't had our Thursday night session.

"There's so much scope to expand but we're limited for space which in turn limits the people who can come.

"We have about 40 people in the team and we haven't even really advertised.

"What we really need, which would be ideal, is a warehouse which we can use whenever we want to."

The team, sponsored by legendary rockers Motorhead, took to the track for their first bout on Saturday, with a crowd of more than 400 seeing them lose out against Manchester's more experienced Rainy City Roller Girls.

To offer help or to find out more email info@lincolnshire-bombers.com or visit www.lincolnshire-bombers.com.

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