Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Leeds Roller Derby, formed in 2016, is an inclusive club run by a core of its 70 members which include skaters, officials and non-skating volunteers. We are dedicated to providing an inspirational roller derby community for the City of Leeds through a supportive, dedicated, tenacious and spirited female flat track roller derby club.

Leeds Roller Derby has a volunteer head coach that represented Team Wales in the Roller Derby World Cup in February 2018. The head coach leads the training of skaters within the club with support from the training committee, which includes volunteer skaters. The club has grown and includes Academy who are pre-minimum skills skaters, the challenge team who are newly passed minimum skills skaters, and competitive skaters – A and B team. The A team is one of the top 150 teams in the world (WFTDA), and the B team is one of the top 150 teams in Europe (flat track stats).

Leeds Roller Derby invest in each other and strive to be the best we can. To honour these club values, we aspire to be trained by roller derby coaches that have achieved success in European and International competitions. To do this requires investment.

Leeds Roller Derby is a non-profit organisation that is home grown and run by volunteers for the love of the sport. Currently all our income is spent on hiring sports halls and insurance. In order for the club to be the best that we can, we will use this funding to hire external coaches. We hope that this funding provides an opportunity for each skater to develop their skills further but also helps develop our volunteer coaches. This is more than improving our game play or developing a competitive edge. We believe this investment in the club will ensure that Leeds Roller Derby is a vibrant community with a place to learn for anyone who wishes to join.

Roller derby for those who are not familiar is a contact sport played by two teams of five members skating in the same direction (counter-clockwise) around a flat elliptical track. Game play consists of a series of short match ups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.

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Leeds Roller Derby

Moment of Pride

“What makes me proud is seeing skaters wanting to push themselves and skaters finding their confidence!” SALLY JONES – HEAD COACH
"I'm proud that our 100% volunteer run club is able to provide a safe and welcoming space for women of all ages to get in to sport and stay active" HIZZLE - CHAIR of LRD

Location: Rothwell