West Indian Team to Compete in the Roller Derby World Cup

West Indian Team to Compete in the Roller Derby World Cup

Cricket West Indies:

 

The Roller Derby World Cup will be happening in England next month and a team of women representing the West Indies are looking to make their mark.

Roller derby is an extremely physical, full contact sport and from February 1st – 4th teams of women from all over the world will descend on Manchester, England to represent their respective nations. Team West Indies will be one of the 38 nations competing for glory on the roller derby track. The team consisting of women based in the UK and US are representing the islands of St Kitts, Guyana, Trinidad, St Vincent and Jamaica and they’re looking to bring the fiyah once again.

Representing St Kitts, captain of the team Simone Radway, AKA Violet Attack, an 11 year veteran of the sport said “We’ve been training very hard over the past year and the team has gone from strength to strength. We’re stronger and more skilled than last time around and we’ll be going into this tournament ready for all the challenges it will bring.”

“We’re proud not only to be representing the West Indies and our respective islands, but also black female athletes, who are underrepresented in our sport. I can’t wait to lead this team at the World Cup and show the world what West Indian women are made of.”

The final day of the World Cup will be streamed live by BBC Sport, the first time roller derby will be shown by the BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42688607

The Roller Derby World Cup will run from February 1st – 4th at EventCity in Manchester, England. For tickets and information go to rollerderbyworldcup.com

For more information on Team West Indies you can find them on Facebook at Team West Indies – Roller Derby World Cup, or email them at westindiesderby@gmail.com. They are looking for sponsors and are fundraising to help cover the costs of competing at the World Cup, which includes costs such as uniforms and accommodation and they are still far from achieving their target. To donate go to gofundme.com/TeamWindies.