Reading Derby Girls
Reading, PA, United States of America
The Reading Derby Girls (RDG) are dedicated to providing an opportunity for all women to challenge themselves physically through the sisterhood of roller derby while supporting and being supported by 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.
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 league was formed and bouts were being played with an average of 300 fans attending the home games.
In 2013, the league 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 team is comprised of women from all walks of life, and RDG gives them the opportunity to not only skate, but to make a difference in their community.