Northside Rollers Joins Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – Melbourne’s Northside Rollers are proud to announce today that they have been accepted as a full member of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a member organisation for leagues to collaborate and network.

As a new member of the WFTDA, Northside Rollers joins the ranks of 302 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. These include the Victorian Roller Derby League of Melbourne, and Team Australia, which recently won third place in the Roller Derby World Cup in 2014. After successfully completing the WFTDA Apprentice Program, they can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including the ability to compete in sanctioned games that qualify for WFTDA ranking. Northside Rollers will begin their WFTDA membership a Class C member.

Northside Rollers will make their debut as a WFTDA member league at the Bont Invitational in Newcastle, NSW, held on the 9th-11th January, 2015. They will compete against leagues from Australia, New Zealand, Finland and the United States of America.

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