Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls Accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice

Covington, Ky The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby.

Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls are pleased to be welcomed into the WFTDA Apprentice Program, and pledge commitment and dedication during this exciting process.

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls joins the ranks of more than 100 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues nationwide 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. Additionally, the mentor offers advice and information related to the management and development of the apprentice league. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls are currently preparing for their 2010 home season; beginning in May and running throughout August, and look forward to another season of bouting, interleague relations, growth, and support from our community. Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls are also traveling to play leagues, with the next being Radioactive City Rollergirls of Paducah, Ky, on April 10th.


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 78 WFTDA member leagues and more than 35 apprentice leagues in the United States, Canada and Europe.

About Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls (BBRG)

BBRG was born in May of 2006, and after 1 1/2 years of growing and training, completed their first full season in September of 2008. We now field two competitive teams, and play leagues throughout the Midwest! BBRG is a skater-owned league that is operated by the skaters, for the skaters. Our mission is to actively create and promote an environment that fosters physical and mental strength, and empowers the independent spirit of women in the sport of roller derby and the community at large. The league is and will remain deeply dedicated to the spirit of good sportswomanship and athleticism so as to bring honor and distinction to our league, women in the sport and the sport of women’s flat track roller derby as a whole.

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Meredith Hutton

Executive Director; Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls