Amsterdam Derby Dames accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce that the Amsterdam Derby Dames have been accepted as an ‘Apprentice’ affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
“This is a very exciting time for our league, as we are the first league in our country to have been accepted into the WFTDA program as an apprentice, but especially because the amount of WFTDA affiliated leagues in Europe is steadily increasing. We cannot wait to be a part of this and grow with the rest of European roller derby.” – Furrrocious, President of the Amsterdam Derby Dames
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, the Amsterdam Derby Dames joins the ranks of more than 250 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 that guide them in the process and requirements necessary to become a full member of the association. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered ‘pre-members’ of WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.
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 maintains the first standardized rule set for the flat track game, now in its fourth edition. WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 197 WFTDA member leagues and more than 98 apprentice leagues worldwide.
About the Amsterdam Derby Dames
The Amsterdam Derby Dames are the oldest league in the Netherlands, having started in September 2009. They have been playing bouts since August 2011 and organized the very first roller derby bout on Dutch soil in 2012. The Amsterdam Derby Dames has two travel teams and is a growing league that works hard to get better and stronger every time they roll out on track.
Executive Director, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
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Jennifer de Vaal / Furrrocious
President, Amsterdam Derby Dames
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The Amsterdam Derby Dames is a group of fierce, feisty and intelligent women from all walks of life with a mad passion for one thing: ROLLER DERBY!
Roller derby is an awesome full contact and aggressive women’s sport played on quad roller skates on a flat oval track. There is only one requirement: you must be 18 or older to join.
We’re fun, fearless and independent. If this sounds like you or someone you aspire to be, come check us out! We have two Fresh Meat trainings a year, in the spring and fall. No experience necessary. If you want to join our Fresh Meat training, contact email@example.com.
We’re always looking for referees, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and YOU! This sport is for women only, but referees and coaches can be male. If you’re a guy and looking for just this kind of challenge, please contact us!