The Reading Derby Girls was founded in 2012 by Holly Jester, owner of Skateaway in Shillington. The Reading Derby Girls are an active member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. The team celebrated their 10-year anniversary with the decision to evolve their name into the team they’ve become.
Because the team stretches beyond their female players, the team thought it best to make the change. At the 10 year anniversary game on November 13, 2022, Coach BoOm, Julian Feliciano, announced the decision to change the name to Reading Roller Derby.
The coaching staff, skating officials, NSO’s (non-skating officials), and volunteers are part what makes this team possible, was the overall consensus of the current players.
The new name reflects the array of individuals that have come together to play and support this team.
The name change became official at the start January, right before Reading Roller Derby kicked off their 6-week 2023 Recruitment Bootcamp. Stay up to date with the team at readingrollerderby.com.
Reading Roller Derby 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 Reading Roller Derby are strong and motivated women, who train hard, respect their teammates and love the sport of Roller Derby.