The Moose Jaw Roller Derby League was born five months ago with a goal of getting more girls involved in this incredibly fast growing sport.

They'll be hosting an information night on Thursday to fill in the blanks about the programs they'll be offering, mainly their junior program that's starting up in April.

“Roller derby has just gotten so popular, it's the logical next step to have the kids be involved,” said Milissa Lawson, a member of the senior team.

The Junior Derby program will be open to girls between the ages of eight and 17 and will focus on learning the basics of the game and staying fit and active.  “The program is awesome, it's great for kids as it gets them active,” said Lawson.  “It promotes athleticism, team work, it can build confidence and our season runs from April to September.

“We'll be doing a little bit of everything, there will be training, scrimmages, it's going to be a good season.”

The MJRD will be run out of the Red Knight Arena out at 15 Wing Moose Jaw and features a number of former members of the Lil Chicago Roller Derby League, who have decided to try something new.

As for the information night on Thursday, you will be able to find out everything you need to know about the program that night.  “We've got some junior girls and one of the junior coaches from Regina's league coming out to answer questions and give a presentation,” explained Lawson.

There will also be the opportunity to register.  The information night is being held at the Moose Jaw Public Library and gets underway at 7:00pm.