The Principality of Sealand will soon be represented in the sport of roller derby, thanks to the efforts of a royal commission. This commission, composed of coaches and managers living in South Wales, is hard at work to ensure the team will be ready to compete this summer.
“The Principality of Sealand is delighted to announce its own all-female roller derby team and wishes it every success in this up and coming sport” said Prince Regent Michael of Sealand.
Rather than play as a traditional league, Team Sealand Roller Derby, or TSRD, will use a structure new to the sport. “Basically, we’ll travel from town to town, playing the local teams.” said Royal Commissioner Adam Roush. “No home games.” The commission expects the TSRD will play teams throughout the UK in a two-month campaign beginning in July.
The new team will be formed of skaters from the South Wales area, selected for their skill and commitment. “Having the opportunity to work alongside talented skaters, coaches and officials from within South Wales’ most prominent teams will be fantastic,” said Royal Commissioner Amy Greenwood. “I can’t wait to see TSRD explode onto the derby scene!”
Skater selection will be announced the week of the 21st of May, and the team will begin competing in July. Additional information can be found via the Team Sealand Roller Derby page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamSealandRollerDerby, and anyone wishing to volunteer to assist the team, or any leagues interested in scheduling a bout against TSRD, should contact Adam Roush, RC, at firstname.lastname@example.org