Taku Rollersports Club rolls out in Juneau

Former Juneau Rollergirls coaches, Shonda Belknap and Kelly Moore and skater Heather Gilcrest, a.k.a. Money Honey, Midgimoto and Edith Bumpher, respectively, have formed Taku Rollersports Club (TRSC) to introduce rollersports, particularly roller derby, to children and adults who are seeking a healthy activity in a new and innovative manner.

“Taku Rollersports Club, is a community-based recreational sports club open to children, women and men who are seeking a new and exciting way to stay healthy, while having fun,” said Shonda Belknap, TRSC president.

The club’s mission is to encourage athleticism, self-confidence and fun in the world of roller sports through an inclusive, positive team environment. The goal of the club is to develop life skills through a team based sport in a semi-competitive sports model. Although the club will follow the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s rule set, the focus will be on teamwork, strategic thinking and simply having fun on quad roller skates.

“Our goal is to have several leagues within the club to meet the needs of the participants,” says Belknap. “This will include a women’s league, men’s league and children’s leagues, the latter will be based on ages and skills.”

The club is currently recruiting women and men 18 and older. For more information call (907) 209-1943 or email info@takurollersports.com.

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