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Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Derby
By Gemma Goacher and Amy Hunter


Journalism students from Lincoln University report on Lincolnshire's only roller derby team.

Formed in 2008, the Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls are Lincolnshire's only flat track roller derby team.

The sport started in 1950s America and is attracting members from all over the country to take part.

The girls are proud of their local roots, their name has been inspired by Lincolnshire's RAF heritage.

"Our Uniform is 1940s sirens, based around the style of the RAF shirts with epaulettes and ties," says team captain She'za Payne.

Lincolnshire Bombers
"It's a great sport for women, you can be any age, shape or size."
Team captain She'za Payne

On a mission

Team LBRG are always looking to spread the word about roller derby, as well as promoting and reporting on the matches they have against other teams. They proudly represent Lincolnshire on their travels. She'za Payne adds: "This is a hugely exciting sport, open to any women, skaters or not. We'll teach you all you need to know."

Any offer of help is always welcome, as well as enquiries from anyone who would like to join in and get involved. Male skaters are also welcome, to act as referees for the Lincolnshire Bombers to help them on their roller derby journey!

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