Have you ever skated with our very own Lady MacDeath?
We are delighted to announce that one of our regulars, Eve Gormley, will be representing Great Britain in the Junior Roller Derby World Cup in Philadelphia, and we are her proud sponsors!
On 23rd and 24th July 16-year-old Eve, who is a student at Lincoln College, will join her Team GB Junior Roller Derby teammates from across the country to compete against teams from Europe, USA East, USA West, Canada and Australia. It will be the first time that Great Britain has taken part.
Eve, whose roller derby nickname is ‘Lady MacDeath’ has skated with the Lincolnshire Bombinos team based in Lincoln since 2012 and is one of their longest standing members. She chose the nickname because she is an English Literature student and loves Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
“I’m so excited and honoured to have been selected for Team GB Junior Roller Derby and to have the opportunity to compete against the best junior roller derby players in the world! It’s every young person’s dream to line up alongside fantastic teammates to represent their country doing something they love and I can’t quite believe that I’m going to be doing that in July”. – Eve
Mum Beverley Gormley said:
“We’re so proud that Eve is going to be able to realise her dream of competing internationally in such an exciting sport! She’s worked extremely hard and it’s great to see her hard work and dedication paying off. I want to say a big thank you to all of her coaches at Bombinos and to her sponsor SK8s UK who have encouraged her to practice her fancy footwork at their roller discos. Without them, she wouldn’t have got this far.”
Eve is now crowdfunding to help with the cost of traveling to Team GB training sessions around the country, and her flights and accommodation in the USA. If you’d like to help her get to the Junior World Cup, please donate whatever you can at:
We are also hosting a raffle at our weekly roller disco sessions to help raise funds – details below:
PRIZE – Brand new pair of skates worth £50. Available in sizes junior 12 – adult 9, in a range of colours.
ENTRY – £1 per ticket. Available to buy over the counter at any SK8S session until 30/6/18.
WINNER – Winner will be notified over the phone on 1/7/18. We ask for you to be willing to come and collect your prize on 6/7/18 at Yarborough LC from Eve Gormley and to have your picture taken.
To find out more about Team GB, Roller Derby and how you can help ensure Team GB makes it to America click here Team GB Junior Roller Derby.