WFTDA runs on the power of its member leagues. Each league brings something different and special to the organization. Here we will introduce you to a different league every month, and tell you a little more about their accomplishments and contributions to the organization and the sport of women's flat track roller derby.
May 9, 2013
2012 was the year that the Gent GO-GO Roller Girls really "flipped the switch" from newbie in the roller derby world to big-time competitor, from rookies in tournament play to graduating to full WFTDA member league status! Their current season shows no sign of slowing down the pace set in the previous year. And they are looking forward to hosting Europe’s second WFTDA tournament this month. Read on to learn more about the Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, this month's featured league!
April 8, 2013
As one of the first roller derby leagues in Canada, Toronto Roller Derby has actively fostered the growth of the sport across the country, including the explosion of leagues in the province of Ontario (nearly 30!). Through their commitment to attending and hosting tournaments, Toronto Roller Derby has shown that they are able to manage the extensive growth of derby in their region, and help show other leagues how to foster growth and success. Read on to learn more about this month's featured league.
March 5, 2013
On the track, the Omaha Rollergirls are tough, smart competitors – a reputation that has helped their All Stars steadily improve their WFTDA rankings each year. By taking on challenging opponents and multi-bout weekends, the league has prepared for the highest levels of roller derby competition. Off the track, the Omaha Rollergirls show their dedication to giving back in a variety of ways, including their annual Poker Run, and affiliation with local junior and rec leagues. In six seasons, the Omaha Rollergirls have consistently shown their dedication to strategy, teamwork, and winning. Read on to learn more about how they train and the Omaha Rollergirls’ plans for 2013.
February 6, 2013
Founded in 2006, the Jacksonville RollerGirls have worked hard to build a team that balances competitive game play with community involvement. Whether it involves the formation of their own junior league or their annual toy drive, the Jacksonville RollerGirls have gone the distance to change the image of roller derby in their conservative and sprawling hometown. 2012 was a breakout year for the team as they made their first appearance at the South Central Region Playoffs, an achievement driven by determination, emotional “connection,” and a lot of heart! Read more about the Jacksonville RollerGirls and all that they do to promote roller derby in their community.
January 6, 2013
Hailing from the capital of the United States, the DC Rollergirls boast an impressive 70+ skaters, four home teams, a B team, and their WFTDA chartered All-Stars who made quite an impression at the 2012 East Region Playoffs. They also have a wicked sense of humor and claim to effectively represent “one of the nerdiest cities in the U.S.” Can you help this month’s featured league in their quest to find a permanent and affordable home? Read on to learn more about the DC Rollergirls, who are impressive both on and off the track.
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