PRESS RELEASE: Philly Roller Derby’s Junior Program Celebrates Expansion to All Genders

Rapid Growth in 2014 Spurs All-Inclusive Change

Philadelphia, PA: Today, Philly Roller Derby Juniors (PRDJ) is excited to announce the expansion of their program to include all genders. PRDJ will happily welcome all skaters for the upcoming session beginning January 18, 2015. The program is open to youth aged 6 through 18.

When asked about the welcomed change, General Manager Joe Salenetri said, “Philly Roller Derby has always worked hard to be an inclusive organization. Opening up this program to any young person in the Philadelphia area who is looking for a place to belong is not only a good step forward for the league, but it’s good for the sport of roller derby, as well as the City of Philadelphia.”

PRDJ started in 2014 as an extension of the well-established Philly Roller Derby (PRD), founded in 2005. The program provides a fun, safe environment to learn about and play roller derby, and includes a variety of skaters from beginners to advanced. The prime objective of PRDJ is to increase skater confidence (both on and off the track) through positive mentorship, improved athletic ability, and leadership.


Philly Roller Derby is the premiere flat-track roller derby league in Philadelphia dedicated to developing and promoting strength and athleticism in people of all ages through regular, intense training and high-level local, regional, national, and international roller derby competition. PRD is a skater-owned and operated roller derby league comprised of over 60 skaters, dozens of officials and volunteers, as well as countless fans and supporters and currently ranked 10th in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association comprised of over 300 teams worldwide.