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Albany Roller Derby League Accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice


The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Albany Roller Derby League has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliates of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.

League President Natalie Jarvis said ‘It is an amazing achievement for such a remote roller derby league. We are excited that we have fulfilled the requirements to such a professional standard required from WFTDA. It is a testament to the hard work and excellent management of the league committee’

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Albany Roller Derby League joins the ranks of more than 400 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

Coach Julie Byrne-King said “The WFTDA Apprentice status means we can continue to build on the great work being done in Albany Roller Derby League currently, the supports benefits our members both skating and non-skating. In 2017 and 2018 we plan more travel and sanctioned games throughout Australia

About the WFTDA

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organisation for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organisation created and maintained the first standardised ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 355 WFTDA member leagues and more than 71 apprentice leagues worldwide.

About Albany Roller Derby League
Founded in 2014 with just 6 people, the league has grown every year with now 50 members and a Travel Team. They are an inclusive league who strive to promote sportsperson-ship, safety and athleticism.


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