Help Tel Aviv Roller Derby move forward!
For the last three years it’s been my privilege to help coach a dedicated group of young women who have founded the first Women’s Flat-Track Roller Derby league in Israel. They’ve learned, trained, fought, and worked unbelievably hard to bring Derby to Medinat Yisrael. We held our first bout ever last year, and now we’re ready to take it to the next level.
Derby in Israel faces some unique challenges. Roller rinks aren’t a thing here so practice space is hard to come by - for three years we’ve been practicing on a crappy outdoor surface. It’s more injury prone and we have to cancel frequently due to weather or The Situation (a/k/a someone might try to drop a missle on our asses). Equipment all has to be shipped from abroad because no one sells quad skates and derby-safe equipment here.
We’ve started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an indoor practice space, equipment, and professional coaching. If you can afford to kick in a few bucks, awesome. If not, please help us out with a signal boost, and especially if you have any derby girls in your own circles please pass on word.
Video of our first bout:
A cute kitty sleeping under a kiln: