Team skate off to Belgium

A roller derby team who will be getting their skates on next month to head to Belgium have been given a boost by a local cafe.

Members of The Bourne Bombshells based in Eastbourne are looking forward to taking part in their first international bout and will be off to Belgium at the end of June. After hearing about the team’s game abroad, The Belgian Cafe in Grand Parade said it would help raise funds for the group’s travel costs and on Sunday it will be donating some of the takings from the breakfasts it serves up to the cause.

Bourne Bombshells are being helped by The Belgian Cafe owner Greg Corona to attend a bout in Belgium by holding a fundraising breakfast on May 5th. April 26th 2013 E18002P

Bourne Bombshells are being helped by The Belgian Cafe owner Greg Corona to attend a bout in Belgium by holding a fundraising breakfast on May 5th. April 26th 2013 E18002P

Greg Corona, owner of The Belgian Cafe said, “One of the team got in touch about their event abroad and said they were trying to raise funds and could we help.

“We were up for it and have organised this breakfast fundraiser, we were happy to help.”

The Bourne Bombshells started skating together in 2011 and held its first exhibition event as part of Eastbourne Extreme 2012.

The team is made up of around 30 people and about 20 of them will be getting their skates on for the game in June.

The Bourne Bombshells practice weekly at Shinewater Sports Centre on a Sunday afternoon and on a Tuesday can be found at the YMCA skating in circles and practising their plough stops.

One of the skaters Anne-Marie Williams, said the team was looking forward to its forthcoming bout.

She said on behalf of the team “It’s brilliant to have the support of The Belgian Cafe.

“We’ve very excited to be taking part in our first international bout and the cafe is making it all a reality.

“Please come along on Sunday and support us by enjoying an amazing breakfast.”

The breakfasts will be served between 9.30am and midday at The Belgian Cafe.

For more information about The Bourne Bombshells please visit: http://bournebombshells.wix.com/bombshells or email them at: bournebombshells@hotmail.co.uk