Announcing Our 2021 ROLL Models!

For the second year in a row, Skateistan and Women Win are kicking off the ROLL Models programme, aimed at supporting female leadership in skateboarding and inspiring the next generation of girls to be empowered, active and healthy.

We are excited to announce that we’ve selected 20 ROLL Models for 2021 who will develop skateboarding projects aimed at encouraging girls and women to get rolling in Belgium, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, the UK, France and Italy.

Each ROLL Model will participate in the ROLL Models Leadership Development programme, focused on designing and delivering a skateboarding-based programme for girls, with excellence. Since COVID-19 restrictions in Europe are ongoing, the ROLL Models will connect with each other via a series of webinars. Additionally, each ROLL Model will receive a grant to fund their project idea (€1500-3000 per project), as well as ongoing support and guidance from Skateistan and Women Win.

The full list of selected 2021 ROLL Models is below: 

  • Batoul Anani - France
  • Simone Bauhuis - The Netherlands 
  • Layna Bentley - United Kingdom 
  • Lily Clawson-Chan - United Kingdom 
  • Jeanne Duval - France 
  • Anabel García - Germany 
  • Ryme Lahcene - France
  • Malliouri Maria Garifallia - Greece
  • Selma Hamouda - The Netherlands
  • Marie Mayassi - United Kingdom 
  • Larissa Mayer - Germany 
  • Lea Francisca Meny - Germany 
  • Ilaria Naef - Italy 
  • Emma Pevernagie - Belgium 
  • Nasti Schkliarik - Germany
  • Hannah Shrewsbury - United Kingdom 
  • Stephanie Norton - United Kingdom 
  • Imogen Thrussell - United Kingdom 
  • Lea Isabell Uhle - Germany 
  • Constantina Xafi - Greece 

A massive thank you to everyone that applied this year. We received 50 applications from across Europe, which were each reviewed by two members of our ROLL Models Board before a final selection was made in a meeting of the Board and staff from Skateistan and Women Win. 

We look forward to starting the Leadership Camp webinars next month and sharing updates about the activities of the 2021 ROLL Models!

About the ROLL Models Programme

The ROLL Models programme is a three-year collaboration by Skateistan's Goodpush Alliance and Women Win. Between 2020-2022, the ROLL Models programme aims to support 75 women leaders in Europe with leadership training and over €100,000 in grants.

Banner Photo: 2020 ROLL Model Yusra Alageli running a skate class with MaMaSkate CIC.