aboutRDG

Mission

The Reading Derby Girls (RDG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for women to challenge themselves physically through the sisterhood of roller derby while supporting our community.

The members of RDG are strong and motivated women, who 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.

History

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 forming a roller derby team a reality. In less than a year, a team had banded together and the game was being played with an average of 400 fans attending the home games.

In the following years, the team grew to even bigger heights with new skaters, support staff, and the excitement of the sport from the general public. A single roller derby dream grew into a competitive athletic organization with a way to give-back through volunteer efforts, donations, and a genuine involvement with organizations.

The team is comprised of women from all walks of life, and RDG gives them the opportunity to not only skate with their whole heart, but to make a difference in the community.

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