Born in 2007 from the dreams of four women with a love for roller derby, The Jersey Shore Roller Girls is now more than 70 women strong and still growing. Our first bout was a tremendous success. On February 2, 2008, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, months of hard work finally came to fruition as the first season of The Jersey Shore Roller Girls was kicked off by a fierce bout between Right Coast Rollers and Murder Beach Militia. Ever since, the community response to our league has been overwhelming, and we are immensely grateful to our growing number of fans, supporters, and sponsors, for making this possible!
Our members are women of all ages & backgrounds, willing to fill the Jackson Skating Center several times a week for training, and scrimmaging. We represent the Jersey Shore, with membership stretching to Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties.
The roller derby of today is a revamped, flat-track version of the old-school sport that many of us remember from years ago. Jersey Shore Roller Girls follows the rules & regulations put in place by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). In this extreme sport, though the girls all wear protective gear at all times, the chance of injury is quite high; but still, our girls give it their all, day in and day out.
In addition to hours dedicated weekly for practicing, JSRG members are a part of the community, looking for opportunities to give back. Our home bouts are often paid with a charity, and we have also donated time and publicity to local organizations.