Statement of Inclusion

15th June 2018

Statement of Inclusion

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls is committed to building a league based on love, respect and acceptance. Our skaters come from all walks of life, and this diversity is what helps makes us great. Women and men, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, cisgender, religious, atheist, full-body abled, disabled, neurotypical, neurodiverse, young and old – the 70+ people who make up our league are all indispensable, and deserve all the love and respect we have to offer.

We welcome all self-identifying women over the age of 18 to join us as skaters, and people of all genders to join as referees and non-skate officials, as well as coaches and volunteers. We are always learning and growing, so please let us know if there’s any way we can help you get involved.

Bigotry, sexism, transphobia, racism, homophobia or any other form of intolerance or hate will not be tolerated within the league or at any of our events. Any skater experiencing problems within the league – from a skater, referee, NSO or other – can talk to their committee representative, or another trusted member, and we will work to resolve the issue. Skaters who engage in bullying or harassment will be removed from the league. Anyone expressing intolerance or hate towards another person at an event will result in ejection without reimbursement, and a ban from subsequent events.  ​

#TransGirlsCan

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls is proud to support the #TransGirlsCan campaign, celebrating trans women who embrace health and fitness worldwide. We strongly believe in and comply with the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) Transgender Policy:

“In a roller derby team, there exists a spectrum of heights, weights, natural abilities and existing or gained fitness levels.  Each skater on a team utilises the strengths they have – whether it be a speedy, explosive jammer compared to a more powerful, offensive style jammer, or a super-agile blocker compared to a powerhouse blocker.  It is not therefore relevant to deem a transgender skater ineligible for inclusion in roller derby on the basis of what stage of gender transition they are at or how their physical body presents.” – UKRDA Transgender Policy, Item 12.

We therefore welcome all self-identified women to join our league, and learn to be awesome badass skaters!

If you have any questions about joining us, please email recruitment@sheffieldsteelrollergirls.co.uk. The UKRDA Transgender Liaison can be contacted via tgliaison@ukrda.org.uk.

Accessibility

We strive to hold our events in locations that are accessible to those with restricted mobility. We’d love to hear your suggestions for how we can improve our accessibility services in any way. Please email engagement@sheffieldsteelrollergirls.co.uk with any comments.

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