WFTDA Welcomes Eight New Member Leagues

June 1, 2011

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is pleased to announce that eight additional women’s flat track roller derby leagues have graduated from WFTDA's Apprentice Program to become full members of the organization.

WFTDA congratulates the following new members:

  • Babe City Rollers, of Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Cape Fear Roller Girls, of Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Castle Rock and Rollers, of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Charlotte Rollergirls, of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Fairbanks Rollergirl​s, of Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Rocktown Rollers, of Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Springfield Roller Girls, of Springfield, Missouri
  • Toronto Roller Derby, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WFTDA now comprises 117 member leagues. An additional 57 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 September 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 decisions of the organization and eligibility for ranking and tournaments.


Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations –

Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859,

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