Our friends, the Terminal City Rollergirls, announced today that they’ve been accepted as a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA)! All of the details are included in the official word from TCRG below but to sum it up: this is a big deal. How’s that for celebrating the 100th annual International Women’s Day? GO TCRG! YEAH!!!
The official word:
The Terminal City Rollergirls (TCRG) are proud to announce today that they have been accepted as a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby in North America.
As a new member of the WFTDA, TCRG joins the ranks of over 75 all-female, skater owned and operated leagues that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby. WFTDA member leagues engage in sanctioned interleague play, including regional and international tournaments.
The Terminal City All-Stars is the WFTDA Travel team for TCRG. Their first WFTDA-sanctioned game will have the All-Stars travel to Tacoma, WA in April to take on the Dockyard Derby Dames.
About the WFTDA
Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” The skaters are the primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. WFTDA’s operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determining guidelines for the regional and international competitions of member leagues. For more information, visit www.wftda.com.
About the Terminal City Rollergirls
Terminal City Rollergirls is Vancouver’s premiere women’s roller derby league. Founded in January 2006, they are a group of over 100 strong, creative and athletic women whose goal is to give Vancouver a new, exhilarating, live sporting event. The Terminal City Rollergirls are maintaining the rock and roll, do-it-yourself feel of classic roller derby while injecting the sport with a fresh Vancouver vibe.
Terminal City Rollergirls join Women’s Flat Track Derby Association