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.
October 1, 2015
Hailing from St. Louis, MO the Arch Rival Roller Girls have been a driving force in their community and the roller derby world since they began in 2005. This year marks an especially exciting year for the league as they secured a second place seat in the 2015 International WFTDA D1 Playoffs in Tuscon, earning their first ticket to WFTDA Championships next month. Learn more about how the Arch Rivals have been preparing for tournament season and what to expect from them at Champs!
September 1, 2015
The Sun State Roller Girls, located on the east coast of Australia, have been working on a five-year plan that is seeing big pay offs in 2015! With geographic isolation making the league's competitive game play limited, Sun State has focused heavily on training and research on their opponents, a formula that has been successful enough to land them their first trip to D1 Playoffs! Learn more about this tenacious team and what their continued plans for growth and success are for the future.
August 4, 2015
The derby world will be watching Cleveland this August 21st-23rd as Burning River Roller Derby hosts the first WFTDA tournament of 2015, the D2 Playoffs. Formed nearly a decade ago, Burning River Roller Derby has continued to evolve and grow with roller derby, including a recent name and logo change to represent more inclusiveness within the sport. Read more about Burning River's plans to showcase their hometown during Playoffs, plus how they are planning for another successful year on the track in 2016.
July 1, 2015
Glasgow Roller Derby was founded in 2007 and became a full WFTDA league in 2012 after completing the Apprentice Program. Since then, the tough team from Scotland has been steadily climbing in the ranks, traveling across Europe and into the United States to seek ever increasingly tougher opponents. Learn more about how Glasgow Roller Derby recently made an impressive leap in the rankings and their plans for even more success in 2015!
June 4, 2015
As roller derby has evolved, so have the Carolina Rollergirls. From a recent logo change and rebrand, to growing into a new practice space, the Carolina Rollergirls have shown that flexibility, creativity, and tenacity are key to the success of this sport in any market. Learn more about the Carolina Rollergirls and their plans to continue to evolve in the next decade of derby.
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