Equal Folk chatted to Kate from the Auld Reekie Roller Girls yesterday about their upcoming match tomorrow, April 2nd with Dublin Roller Derby!
The Auld Reekie Roller Girls (ARRG) will be booting up with their rainbow laces in support of Stonewall Scotland’s #rainbowlaces campaign for LGBT equality in sport. Kate talked about how Roller Derby is miles ahead of any sport in terms of equal opportunities, with diversity and inclusivity being an integral part of the sport.
ARRG is a grassroots, volunteer run, non-profit organisation run by a passionate team of people who are committed to sport and equality. On behalf of their Equalities Team, Caroline Gibb who plays for ARRG as Mallory Powers says:
We think that what the ARRG are doing for equality in sport is amazing and we wish them the best of luck on Saturday!
Doors open at 17:10 at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh and both teams will stand united shortly after.
Skaters, officials and fans will be able to buy laces on the day and are encouraged to share their support on social media by using the hashtag #rainbowlaces