WFTDA Accepts 13 Leagues into Apprentice Program

October 27, 2011

WFTDA's Apprentice Membership Program accepted 13 new leagues in October 2011. There are now 76 women’s flat track roller derby leagues now enjoying the benefits of WFTDA Apprenticeship.

WFTDA continues to build its worldwide reach as it welcomes the latest class of apprentice members from across the globe, including the first leagues in Japan and New Zealand, as well as two additional European leagues.

Congratulations to:

  • Grand Junction Roller Girls, of Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Harbor City Roller Dames, of Duluth, Minnesota
  • Hellions of Troy Roller Derby, of Troy, New York
  • Kokeshi Rollerdolls, of Okinawa, Japan
  • Little Steel Derby Girls, of Niles, Ohio
  • Mississippi Rollergirls, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • Pirate City Rollers, of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rock Coast Rollers, of Rockland, Maine
  • Star City Roller Girls, of Roanoke, Virginia
  • St. Chux Derby Chix, of O'Fallon, Missouri
  • Stockholm Roller Derby, of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Tulsa Derby League, of Tulsa, Oklahoma

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.

Due to a communication error, an earlier version of this post included the Soy City Rollers. Soy City withdrew their Apprentice application and are not enrolled in the WFTDA Apprentice Program.

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