What is Team GB Junior Roller Derby?
Team GB Junior Roller Derby is a national team for roller derby skaters aged 10 to 18 across Britain.
Roller Derby is a full contact team sport, played on roller skates, which demands skill, teamwork and mental agility. It is the world’s fastest growing sport and as such is being considered for inclusion in future Olympics. There are currently international tournaments for adult teams but junior roller derby is still in its infancy. Some of Team GB Juniors’ skaters have been playing since the first junior teams were formed in 2011 and some have discovered the sport more recently. The beauty of junior roller derby is its inclusivity and the fact that boys and girls or young men and women play on the same team. There are few barriers. Gender, background, size, shape etc. are not barriers to playing junior roller derby and disability does not mean segregation. Team GB Juniors aims to be inclusive and empowering, giving members a strong sense of belonging and team spirit. Some of our skaters have overcome personal challenges and difficulties to get to this point and we are proud to help them to continue their personal development through Team GB Juniors.