Rollergirls appeal for £20k to make US dream happen

Rollergirls appeal for £20k to make US dream happen

Justin Burns

Rollergirls appeal for £20k to make US dream happen
Windsor Rollergirls team in action

Rollergirls are urging businesses to sponsor them to help them reach their dream of taking on top teams in the USA.

The Royal Windsor Rollergirls, who play matches at Windsor Leisure Centre in Stovell Road, are searching for backers to help them raise £20,000.

The team is running its own fundraising events, but to compete in 2014 in the USA they say they need help in making it happen.

This season the team has gone from strength to strength and has climbed from 44th in the European rankings to 15th.

Head coach Ross Stone said: "If we are to take our game to the next level and better our worldwide ranking we need to head to the States."

The England team coach said this season the team has played teams from across Europe, but now needs bigger things.

Roller derby is a full-contact sport played by woman on roller skates and the team train four times a week at Charters Leisure Centre in Sunningdale.

Their home games in Windsor are watched by crowds of up to 500.

Founder and player Marie Melvin said in return it can advertise sponsors on its website, via social media, in programmes, by announcers at games and provide VIP complimentary tickets.

Email or call Maria on 07735 443828.

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