After making the change from Tri-City Roller Girls to Tri-City Roller Derby last year, Tri-City Roller Derby is ready to announce its first expansion: Tri-City Junior Roller Derby is now part of the TCRD family! After celebrating its second year as Stratford Junior Roller Derby, based out of Stratford, Ontario, this junior league has been “adopted” by TCRD.
“We’ve done as much as we could on our own as Stratford Junior Roller Derby”, an announcement on their Facebook page states. “We will now be Tri-City Junior Roller Derby!”
Although now adopted and under a new name, no significant changes to current practices, schedules, structure or fees will be made in 2015. However, additional practices will be available in Kitchener-Waterloo for those youths who live in the area, or any Stratford skaters interested in extra practices each week.
The support of TCRD will provide more training opportunities to the junior league including more guest coaching, as well as more opportunities to play publicly.
Interest in the sport of roller derby and the growth of the junior program has been remarkable, and both leagues are looking forward to the future of the junior program.
Junior roller derby is available to youths aged 9-17 years old. If you are interested in learning more about junior roller derby, please contact TriCityJuniors@gmail.com.
General inquiries can be directed to TriCityRollerGirls@gmail.com.