Greensboro Roller Derby Accepted as WFTDA Apprentice League

Posted by Press Release on September 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm under Amateur | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, NC— The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Greensboro Roller Derby has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.

“This has been our goal since the very beginning,” said Ivy Barger, the league’s PR/Marketing committee representative. “This is an exciting step for our league. We can’t wait to become a full and competing member league.”

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Greensboro Roller Derby joins the ranks of more than 100 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. Additionally, the mentor offers advice and information related to the management and development of the apprentice league. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

Greensboro Roller Derby’s first interleague bout as a WFTDA apprentice league will take place on October 27, 2012, when the league’s travel team, the Gate City Rollergirls, will compete against the Carolina Bootleggers of Raleigh, NC. This bout will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum’s Special Events Center, West Wing B, and begin at 5 pm.

About the WFTDA
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 138 WFTDA member leagues and more than 75 apprentice leagues in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

About Greensboro Roller Derby
Greensboro Roller Derby was founded in February 2010. Since the league’s debut bout in October of 2010, Greensboro Roller Derby has grown steadily, now supporting over forty skaters in three home teams that compete locally, and a highly competitive travel team that competes regionally.

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