FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2017

Reading Derby Girls Accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Member

Reading, Pennsylvania – The Reading Derby Girls (RDG) are proud to announce today that the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) has extended full membership to the league after being an apprentice league for 18 months.

“The Reading Derby Girls are delighted to be a member of the WFTDA and strive to be a competitive league that provides a space for skaters to become strong, athletic, and be a part of a growing community.”

On July 12, 2017 the WFTDA announced that with these most recent graduates, the WFTDA’s member league total has surpassed the 400 mark. “We’re proud of how much we have grown as an organization since beginning with just a handful of leagues in 2005 and are looking forward to the continued development of the sport and the WFTDA community.”

The new Class C members can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including competing in sanctioned games and becoming eligible for rankings. This group of new members includes leagues from the United States, Europe, and New Zealand.

The WFTDA now has 405 member leagues and 41 apprentice leagues. Congratulations to:

  • Brighton Rockers Roller Derby – E Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Loco City Derby Girls – Stockton, CA, United States
  • Gorge Roller Girls – Hood River, OR, United States
  • Reading Derby Girls – Reading, PA, United States
  • Prague City Roller Derby – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Barbed Wire Betties – DeKalb, IL, United States
  • Dead End Derby – Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Penn Jersey Roller Derby – Philadelphia, PA, United States

View the press release on the WFTDA website.

The Reading Derby Girls return from the summer break to compete against State College Area Roller Derby’s Plan B on Sunday, September 10 at 7:00pm at Skateaway in Shillington, Pennsylvania. For more information visit them on Facebook.

About the WFTDA
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized 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 the Reading Derby Girls
The Reading Derby Girls (RDG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for women to challenge themselves physically through the sisterhood of roller derby while supporting our community. The members of RDG are strong and motivated women, who train hard, respect their teammates and love the sport of Roller Derby. Our aggressive skaters work to increase their power through discipline, hard work and focus.