WFTDA boasts many of the most exceptional athletes in roller derby today. The skaters showcased here have demonstrated a keen competitive edge, strong passion for the sport, and outstanding sportsmanship. Just like the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, these skaters are Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.
February 1, 2014
In 2010, Buster Skull founded the Salisbury Rollergirls when she was only 18 years old, and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma the following year. Through her fight and victory, and the continuing success of her league, Buster Skull has shown how a skater’s determination, team spirit, and passion – and the support of the derby-verse – can help them to overcome many challenges. Read on to learn more about this month’s formidable and inspiring featured skater!"
January 1, 2014
It is hard to imagine contemporary roller derby and the WFTDA without this month’s featured skater. Bloody Mary is one of the “godmothers” of roller derby, as a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls, and the WFTDA’s first ever Executive Director. Not only has Bloody Mary been active in modern roller derby from the very beginning, she continues to dazzle us with her talent and passion both on and off the track. Most recently, she was recognized as the MVP of the 2013 WFTDA Championship tournament in Milwaukee. Read on to learn more about how Bloody Mary stays involved, competitive, and passionate!
November 14, 2013
As Captain of the Altanta Rollergirls' All Stars, the Dirty South Derby Girls, this month's featured skater has a success record and track experience few people can boast. Learn a little about the wild side from this month's featured skater (and possibly what the fox says), Wild Cherri!
October 15, 2013
Kamikaze Kitten believes that she has had the benefit of growing not only with her league (the London Rollergirls), but also with the sport of roller derby. She knew from her very first practice that roller derby was for her, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Now in her seventh season with the London Rollergirls, Kamikaze Kitten has taken advantage of the opportunity to travel the roller derby world as a skater for London Brawling, Team England, and also as a coach. Read on to learn more about what keeps Kamikaze Kitten rolling.
September 12, 2013
Competitive, determined, and analytical, Phoenix Bunz brought skills and experiences from a variety of different sports to her start in roller derby. And that was only the beginning. She has contributed--both on the track and off--to the incredible success of the Ohio Roller Girls in the past few seasons, having lead them to the first ever WFTDA Division Playoffs in Fort Wayne, IN, where they came in 2nd Place and will head to 2013 Championships in Milwaukee, WI. Read on to learn more about how Phoenix Bunz has been preparing for tournament season, as well as her plans for next year when she hangs up her skates for good.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.