Toledo Junior Roller Derby (TJRD) is wrapping up their season by sending twin athletes Gillian and Naudia Watson to the inaugural Roller Derby Junior Olympics, to be held July 9-13 in Lincoln, Nebraska. “I’m happy for our whole team,” says TJRD Head Coach Terryann Matney. “I can’t wait to keep coaching and make these girls champions.” TJRD is home to more than 30 skaters, with players ranging from age five to 17. The team started three years ago with six players. New players need no experience; some participants start off without even knowing how to skate. The sport encourages teamwork, athleticism and hard work and welcomes kids of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds.
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