The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body of women’s flat track roller derby representing more than 460 member leagues on 6 continents. The mission of the WFTDA is to govern and promote the sport of flat track roller derby and revolutionize the role of women in sports through the collective voice of its member leagues around the world. The WFTDA sets the international standards for rankings, rules, and competition each year and provides guidance and resources to the sport of flat track derby.
The WFTDA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The WFTDA’s Executive Director is Erica Vanstone.
You can learn more about WFTDA, how this groundbreaking organization began, where it’s headed, who’s in charge, and more.
- History of WFTDA – Learn more about the growth of the WFTDA since it began as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) in 2004.
- WFTDA’s Mission – The WFTDA governs and promotes the sport of flat track roller derby and revolutionizes the role of women in sports through the collective voice of its member leagues around the world.
- WFTDA’s Gender Statement – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to all transgender women, intersex women, and gender expansive participants, and aims to ensure that all skaters’, volunteers’, and employees’ rights are respected and protected.
- WFTDA’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement – The WFTDA leadership is making an explicit commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the WFTDA.
- Board of Directors – WFTDA is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.
- Code of Conduct – WFTDA leagues and skaters are held to a Code of Conduct, which outlines responsibilities and practices, on and off the track.
- Join WFTDA – Information on how to join the WFTDA Apprentice Program and become a member.
WFTDA is committed to fostering an environment in which roller derby participants are safe from harassment, abuse, and discrimination. In April 2018, WFTDA along with JRDA and MRDA held a public online town hall meeting to discuss these issues with the roller derby community. A recap and recording of that webinar is available here.