Designed by Skateistan and Women Win, the ROLL Models programme enters its fourth year to support and create visibility for women and non-binary leadership in skateboarding.
We are excited to announce that the ROLL Models Advisory Board has finished the selection process and selected 15 ROLL Models for 2023, who will design and deliver skateboarding projects aimed at encouraging gender-diverse youth to get rolling across Europe. This year's ROLL Models are a mixture of new applicants and returning ROLL Models who implemented projects over the past three years.
For the first time during this partnership we were able to open up applications to all countries within Europe, so we are delighted to have some ROLL Models representing new countries this year — such as Finland, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark.
In September, we will be bringing together all 2023 ROLL Models for an in-person Leadership Camp taking place in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, each ROLL Model will receive a grant to fund their project idea (€1500-3000 per project), as well as receiving ongoing support and guidance from Skateistan and Women Win.
A huge thank you to everyone who applied this year — it was incredibly inspiring to read so many innovative project ideas to support and celebrate marginalized communities and diversify representation within skateboarding.
The full list of selected 2023 ROLL Models is below:
Agnieszka Wood, UK
Annbritt Haagensen, Denmark
Cath Shanks, UK
Danielle Davis, UK
Dora Maria, Austria
Franzi Datz, Germany
Hannah Homberg, Netherlands
Jo Wardle, UK
Kiara Barayazarra, Spain
Marjorie Lottaz, Switzerland
My Pham, Germany
Tiina Santamo, Finland
Timea Németh, Belgium
Vicki Christaki, Greece
Ylva Ahrens, Germany
About the ROLL Models Programme
The ROLL Models programme is a six-year collaboration by Skateistan's Goodpush Alliance and Women Win. Between 2020-2025, the ROLL Models programme aims to support 125 women leaders in Europe with leadership training and over €175,000 in seed grants.
The ROLL Models programme is designed to support and create visibility for diverse women leaders within skateboarding and to fund the projects they’ve designed — so that the next generation of girls and gender-diverse youth can build confidence, community, and life skills on and off their skateboards.
Banner photo by Jade Smith, featuring Everyone on Boards CIC, UK