Reading Derby Girls celebrate 10 years of athleticism and sisterhood

Reading Derby Girls (RDG), sports league out of Shillington is excited to announce a celebration of ten years in the sport of roller derby.

On November 25, 2012, the league held their first intra-league game – a Friends & Family bout – featuring newly trained skaters in a fun mixer style game to exhibit the athleticism and fun of the newly founded team.

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This Sunday, November 13 they are taking the track in another mixer-style game featuring skaters from past seasons, the current season, and guest skaters to mark the occasion. Doors open at 6:30pm and the game begins at 7:00pm. Tickets for the game are available online at universe.com/rdgderbygirls or at the door.

The league has merchandise featuring an original design to mark the milestone anniversary, available on their website: readingderbygirls.com/shop

In 2023, January 17 – February 22, the Reading Derby Girls host a recruitment event for individuals looking to join the league. Skating experience is not required.

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“I didn’t know what derby was and I fell in love with it, and here we are. I came back for my ten-year anniversary because I started this thing and I think it’s only fair if I’m here. I’m really excited to be back with the girls, for one more time” said RDG’s Founder Holly Jester.

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

Reading Derby Girls is a proud member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

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