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.
“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!