We are proud to announce today that Rainy City Roller Girls has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, we join 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.
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.
Rainy City Roller Girls would like to thank Bloody Mary from Texas Roller Girls for assisting us with our application. Also big thanks to Karl Lagerfilled for driving our application, Missy Rascal and Biertrix for writing our application and statements, Mama Firefly, Tiny Tormentor and Nancy Ray Gun for doing the administrative work.