Year Started: 2012 - (aged up to adult derby) 2016
Why I Joined : My mom played when I was a kid and I loved it! When I found out about junior derby, I begged my mom to help me start a league and thus JJRD was created!
Favorite Thing(s) to Do: roller skate, travel and go to concerts
Favorite Color(s): purple
Roller Derby Career: After founding JJRD with my mom and sister, I committed so much time into getting better. The year I aged out, alongside one of my teammates, I competed in the inaugural Junior Roller Derby Olympics. After aging up, I skated with Garden State Roller Derby in Newark, NJ. With them, I have traveled to compete against other higher level leagues. Since my COVID return, I have been skating for PennJersey Roller Derby in Camden, NJ. Roller Derby has given me a community and I commit a ton of time and energy into not only my growth, but the growth of the community as a whole.
Pushy Galore #007 coach
Year Started: 2010
Why I Joined : With her love of derby and passion to grow and give back to the sport, Pushy has been coaching Juniors for over the past 5 years. She is super proud to see how much progress and growth junior skaters make each year from their hard work and dedication because Juniors are the future of roller derby.
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Roller Derby Career: Pushy Galore started roller skating when she was a kid skating weekends at her local roller rink. However, her roller derby career didn’t begin until 2010 when some old high school friends started up a new DIY derby team in Monmouth County, now called the Central Jersey Roller Vixens. As a skater, her primary position on the track is a blocker but also having the role as a team coach requires her to understand the strategy, skills and techniques needed for every position on the track.