We are excited to announce a new project to support getting more people rolling. It is a long term goal of ours to lower the barriers to access roller skating as much as possible and thanks to a Sport England grant as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund, we have an amazing opportunity to help
Roller Girl Gang are pleased to offer free roller skate lessons for women in the BD8 and surrounding areas as part of our Roll Forward project
The roll forward project aims to remove barriers to roller skating for those who would otherwise not be able to afford to access the sport.
Our Sports England Funding will allow us to run taster sessions and classes in Manningham, Bradford during term time. These sessions are for women and female-identifying participants only.
Classes and taster sessions are free to access for local women. If you are outside BD8 or its surrounding areas, we are happy for you to access the programme if there is space. We will add you to the waiting list. There will be a nominal fee of £5 if you are outside the area, and do not fit any of the qualifying criteria. Please register for further details.
Participants who attend a specific number of classes will receive a pair of skates and protective equipment to allow them to continue skating once the project has ended.
The first sessions were held in July 2022 and a fab time was had by all - to read a bit about how it went, see Mel's blog post here
*If the session is busy you may need to wait for skates your size to become available, skate times may be reduced to allow everybody to skate
March 2023 sessions now available to book:
Our free classes will run from Girlington Centre- these are 90 minute sessions covering all the roller skate fundamental skills to get you started on your roller-skating journey. You can book and attend as many sessions as you like.
If you book a place, please ensure that you attend or let us know if you cannot attend ASAP so that we can offer the place to someone else. You are welcome to attend all or part of the session.
Session dates and times: Thursdays and Fridays 10.30-12 noon and running throughout March 2023
Registering for a session is strongly recommended to ensure you secure a space and that we have the correct size skates available for you to be able to participate.
Please ensure that you book a session with at least 48 hrs notice, so that we can be sure to have the correct size skates available for you.
To register contact 07436 193126 via text or WhatsApp message, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below: