WFTDA Adds Crop of 15 Apprentice Leagues

July 13, 2011

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s Apprentice Membership Program accepted 15 new leagues in July 2011, bringing the total to 72 women’s flat track roller derby leagues now enrolled in WFTDA Apprenticeship.

WFTDA continues to build its worldwide reach as it welcomes the latest class of apprentice members from across the globe, including six new European leagues, and one from Canada.

Congratulations to the new apprentice members:

  • Assault City Roller Derby of Syracuse, New York
  • Augusta Roller Derby aka Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Georgia
  • Central City Rollergirls of Birmingham, UK
  • Crime City Rollers of Malmö, Sweden
  • Glasgow Roller Girls of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Greater Toronto Area Rollergirls of Toronto, Canada
  • Helsinki Roller Derby of Helsinki, Finland
  • Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls of Lincolnshire, UK
  • McLean County MissFits of Danvers, Illinois
  • Monterey Bay Derby Dames of Monterey, California
  • Portneuf Valley Bruisers of Southeast Idaho
  • Quad City Rollers of Bettendorf, Iowa
  • Richland County Regulators Derby Team of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Royal Windsor Roller Girls of Windsor, Berkshire, UK
  • South Bend Roller Girls of South Bend, Indiana

Designed to act as a WFTDA 101 tutorial, the Apprentice Program matches new leagues with an established WFTDA mentor, who guides her apprentice through WFTDA processes and requirements, and offers advice about league-specific issues. The curriculum can include everything from league formation to how to become ranked and qualify for WFTDA-sponsored tournaments. Upon completion of the program, apprentice leagues will have the knowledge and league recommendations to apply for full WFTDA membership.

New apprentice leagues are accepted quarterly. The next group of apprentice leagues will be accepted in November 2011.

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