Our good friends at Mother State Roller Derby were kind enough to come up and help us complete our Mock Sanction bout requirements in December of last year, which was the last item we needed before graduation. We also received glowing recommendation letters from all those involved in helping us graduate including our mentor league, the DC Rollergirls, our Area Officials Coordinator, our Area Apprentice Coordinator and Mother State Roller Derby:
“I would absolutely give good recommendation to NOVA Roller Derby…We believe that NOVA Roller Derby will continue to develop their competitiveness and participation in the Mid-Atlantic WFTDA community and we hope they will continue to uphold the core values of the WFTDA.” – DC Rollergirls
“From working with NoVA Roller Derby in person (league) as well as its affiliated officials, I am strongly recommending that the WFTDA moves forward with graduating this league to a full member and, in return, let NoVA Roller Derby represent the WFTDA proudly for years to come.” – Brian Robinson, Area Officials Coordinator
“The team showed great sportsmanship and a firm understanding of the rules. When hosting, they were gracious and well organized. Mother State Roller Derby will be proud to see one of our neighboring leagues be awarded full membership and we look forward to competing against them again in the near future.” – Mother State Roller Derby
“This league came into the apprentice program ready to graduate. They’ve been a WFTDA league from the moment they signed on. Their dedication to completion and drive for understanding through thoroughness has been remarkable…The WFTDA would be lucky to have NoVA join their ranks. As easy as being their apprentice rep has been, making the decision to accept them as full members should be even easier. These are the types of leagues we need to make our roller derby community stronger. These are the members that make up the WFTDA.” – Justa Hotmess, Area Apprentice Coordinator
By being granted full membership into the WFTDA, our league is now eligible for tournaments, rankings, and sanctioned interleague play. We are also now part of a worldwide organization of 399 member and 52 apprentice leagues, which is run “by the skaters, for the skaters,” so we have a hand in shaping the rules and regulations of our sport.
We are incredibly proud to be members of this organization and are looking forward to a successful season this year, and for many more years to come. Who knows, one day you may even see us on WFTDA.tv, or ESPN3! Until then, we hope to see you at our bouts, supporting us and our mission to Skate Hard, Give Back!
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 399 WFTDA member leagues and 52 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program.
The WFTDA, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors.
You can learn more about WFTDA, how this groundbreaking organization began, where it’s headed, who’s in charge, and more here: www.wftda.com/about