On December 23rd, the Keweenaw Roller Girls were given a fabulous gift. We were announced as one of the 17 additional leagues to be accepted into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association following successful completion of the WFTDA Apprentice Program.
As new members we can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including competing in sanctioned games, attending the WFTDA Annual Meeting and becoming eligible for rankings. This group of new members includes leagues from Europe, North America, South America, and New Zealand.
The WFTDA now has 397 member leagues and 48 apprentice leagues world wide.
- Kingston Derby Girls – Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Traverse City Roller Derby – Traverse City, Michigan, USA
- Bogotá Bone Breakers – Bogotá, Colombia
- Dunedin Derby – Dunedin, New Zealand
- Keweenaw Roller Girls – Hancock, Michigan, USA
- Free State Roller Derby – Rockville, Maryland, USA
- Rocky View Roller Derby Association – Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
- Roller Derby Caen – Caen, France
- Cape Girardeau Roller Derby – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
- High Altitude Roller Derby – Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
- York City Derby Dames – York, Pennsylvania, USA
- Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls – Orlando, Florida, USA
- Sitka Sound Slayers – Sitka, Alaska, USA
- South Shore Roller Girls – Hammond, Indiana, USA
- Twin State Derby – White River Junction, Vermont, USA
- Dom City Dolls – Utrecht, Netherlands
- Maui Roller Girls – Kahului, Hawaii, USA
The Keweenaw Roller Girls are absolutely ecstatic to be recognized as a full member league and are eager for the year ahead. We are so proud to be amongst those who have paved the way for the successes of this great sport.
Congratulations to our fellow graduates and especially to Traverse City Roller Derby! Roller derby in the state of Michigan is stronger than ever!
May all of our New Years be fruitful and bright!