London Rollergirls are proud to announce the formation of London’s first junior roller derby league, in association with RollaDome All Skate: a London-based charity that gets kids active through roller-skating.

The Mama Mash Bash School of Hard Knocks is named in honour of much-loved and much-missed London Rollergirl Alicia ‘Mama Mash Bash’ Teare.

It will be open to girls aged 11-17, with RollaDome coaches teaching skating skills and London Rollergirls giving specialised derby training.

While junior derby is for those who already have skating skills, skaters of all ages and abilities are welcome to learn roller-skating from scratch with RollaDome’s four-stage boot camp.

London Rollergirls is a skater-owned and run sports league whose aim is to empower women and girls by promoting athleticism, sportsmanship and positive self-image.

To find out more or to register your interest in joining, contact juniorleague@http://londonrollergirls.com/ or visit the Facebook page.

Notes for editors:

Roller derby is a team contact sport played on quad roller skates, with its roots in Depression-era roller-skate marathons. It was revived in 2002 as a female-dominated, cooperatively organised, international sport and its governing body, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), was launched in 2005.

London Rollergirls was the first league to bring the new revival of women’s flat-track roller derby to the UK in April 2006, and became the first European member of the WFTDA in 2010. Their travel team, London Brawling, is currently ranked 11th in the world by Derby News Network.

The league strives to be truly diverse, and welcomes people from all backgrounds to participate regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or nationality.