Columbus, GA (May 2, 2014) The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Muscogee Roller Girls (MRG) has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
“Our league is very excited to have been accepted into the WFTDA apprentice program. This opportunity will give our league access to resources to continue the league mission: To promote roller derby in the Columbus, GA region.” Amy Tyler – Muscogee Roller Girls President
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, MRG joins the ranks of more than 300 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.
MRG will travel across the southeast during their 2014 season. The next home bout will be on May 17 against the Beach Brawl SK8R Dolls at Front Porch of the South. The full schedule is listed at www.muscogeerollergirls.com.
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 243 WFTDA member leagues and more than 101 apprentice leagues worldwide.
About the Muscogee Roller Girls
MRG is a women’s flat track roller derby league with members from the greater Columbus, GA area. Founded in April 2012, MRG is a skater-owned-and-operated non-profit organization which promotes female athleticism and community involvement. All the athletes who compete for MRG are female. Men are welcome to participate as referees, non-skating officials (NSOs), and volunteers. The league currently has 15 skaters, 3 referees, and an up-and-coming “fresh meat” class of 15.
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Amy Tyler Juliana Gonzales
President, Muscogee Roller Girls Executive Director, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
(706) 442-1790 (512) 587-1859
Press Release Available HERE: WFTDA Apprentice Press Release