Who are the London Rollergirls?
Hot on the heels of a hugely successful resurgence in the United States, the London Rollergirls were the first league to bring the new revival of women’s flat-track roller derby to the UK - and the first European member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
LRG strives for a diverse league, truly representative of the Greater London community and welcomes people from all backgrounds to participate regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or nationality.
Since our first practice in April of 2006 we have worked hard to grow and overcome the obstacles involved in bringing a new grass roots, DIY sport to a city largely unfamiliar with it. We have, however, changed that quickly! Through word of mouth, publicity fund-raiser events and promotion we are successfully introducing the capital to this unique, full-contact roller sport.
The women that make up the league are not easily defined as there is no prototype for a Rollergirl. You do not need to be tattooed or punk, you do not need to be a sports fanatic but both girls fit in fine and both have a home within the London Rollergirls league. We are comprised of a diverse collection of women of various interests and lifestyles.
Ownership and responsibility is shared by all who are involved. It is encouraged that everyone help with fundraising, promotion, recruiting, merchandising and other duties that build and drive the league. Members who are involved in committees value the sense of ownership and accomplishment they get, however your level of involvement is up to you. Feeling left out guys? Well you’re not, though it is a women’s only contact sport we open membership to men to help fill the essential roles of coaches, referees, and announcers, if you want to be involved and feel you have something to offer then give us a shout. Our boys are just as much a part of our community and growing process.
The London Rollergirls is like nothing you’ve ever seen, we take pride in being a positive character building experience for women, whilst not excluding men but working alongside them in equal respect. We endeavour to empower all women by promoting athleticism, good sportsmanship, both teamwork and independence, and positive self-image. Our vision is to promote and grow the sport of roller derby and build a competitive sporting organisation whilst giving back to the community through charitable work.
All this from a well-rounded group of undefinable women knocking each other around on rollerskates, what more could you ask for!