September 1, 2011
WFTDA continues to grow its membership base with the addition of seven new member leagues on September 1st. These women’s flat track roller derby leagues—including the second member league in the UK and the first member leagues in the states of Idaho and Iowa—have graduated from the WFTDA Apprentice Program to qualify for full membership benefits.
WFTDA congratulates the following new members:
WFTDA now comprises 124 member leagues. An additional 65 affiliated leagues are working their way through the WFTDA Apprentice Program, which is designed to act as a “WFTDA 101” tutorial. The Apprentice Program matches new leagues with an established WFTDA mentor who guides her apprentice through the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member. The amount of time a league needs to be in the Apprentice Program varies according to the needs and experience level of that league. New leagues are accepted to and graduate from the Apprentice Program quarterly. The next group of graduates is anticipated in December 2011.
The leagues graduating today are the latest to complete the program and can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, which include a vote on WFTDA policies and rules, and eligibility for ranking and tournaments.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.