Whilst we will have a limited supplies of safety pads (knee, wrist and elbow), which are currently allocated on a first come basis, or used during sessions to supplement forgotten kit on the day, these do get allocated quickly. Similarly as a result of the sizing differences between our junior and existing seniors, we have found it and will continue to find it difficult to source children’s helmets and skates from within the league in these early stages of launch. That said we have submitted and will continue to submit applications for external grant funding, which if successful, would allow us to purchase more loan equipment. Again, depending on the success of these applications funding will not be available before the new financial year (April). We really appreciate your patience and understanding at this time until more funding becomes available and request parents actively seek to source kit from alternative locations until we are able to offer loan equipment for sessions ourselves. Remember to join our mailing list to be among the first to learn about the availability of funding.
For health & Safety reason we also recommend parents purchase their own helmets, and for and hygiene reasons we would not be able to loan mouth guards* ( after all who would really want to share a mouth guard?). Please note that well maintained derby equipment does holds it value very well, allowing owners to resell items easily as your child grows out of equipment. Indeed once established, we would hope parent's of junior league skates would naturally self organise to create a market place for the location an transfer of second hand junior roller derby kit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to check the availability of our loan kit.
If you're a parent's/ guardians or carers wanting to know more information before signing your pre-teen or teenager we encourage you to join one of the Parent's Meet & Greet evenings events taking place Wednesday from 7:15 at Ponds Forge throughout January. You're welcome to stay for 10 minute or the whole 90 minutes. No need to book, just turn up and a member of planning committee will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have.
Sportivate Funded opportunities for Seniors
Sheffield Steel Rollergirls have also secured Sportivate funding to support women aged 18-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to eight weeks' of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. We are also recruiting for our final Sportivate Funded Intake commencing February 14th 2016 for women 18+ who'd like to be involved in Roller Derby.
Please visit http://www.sheffieldsteelrollergirls.com/new-skaters.html for more information about joining as a Senior and to confirm whether you are eligible to receive support via the funding. Alternatively please visit http://www.sheffieldsteelrollergirls.com/join-us.html to read about all the ways you can be involved with the club.