Reading Derby Girls (RDG) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing opportunities for women to challenge themselves physically through the sisterhood of roller derby while supporting and being supported by the community. The members of RDG are strong and motivated, train hard, respect their teammates, and love the sport of Roller Derby. Our aggressive skaters work to increase their power through discipline, hard work and focus.
Reading Derby Girls began out of a love for the game. The intense sport attracted the eyes of Skateaway owner, Holly Jester in 2011, who then made the dream of owning a roller derby team a reality. In less than a year, a team was formed and the game was being played with an average of 400 fans attending the home games.
In 2013 the team grew to even bigger heights with additional skaters, support staff, and the excitement of the sport from the public. A single roller derby dream grew into a fast-paced sports team with a way to give-back through volunteer efforts, donations, and a genuine involvement with organizations.
The league is comprised of members from all walks of life, and provides the opportunity to compete in an athletic setting, and make a difference in their community.
The Reading Derby Girls are an apprentice for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Skateaway Shillington in Reading, Pennsylvania