FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/19/08
Contact: Mercy Less
Marketing/PR Chair, WFTDA
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association is proud to announce that membership is now open to Canadian Leagues! The WFTDA has overcome administrative and legal hurdles to take this exciting first step towards becoming a global organization. Our northern sisters will be eligible if they meet the membership requirements put forth for all WFTDA leagues:
- -75 % of games must be flat track
- Teams in league must be comprised of female quad skaters only.
- 51% of league owners must be flat track derby skaters.
- 67% of league management must be flat track derby skaters
For additional requirements and paperwork, go online to:
Since 2004, the WFTDA has promoted and fostered the sport of women's flat track derby. The governing philosophy of â€œby the skaters, for the skatersâ€ is adopted by all fifty two member leagues who include women as primary owners, managers, operators and skaters. All member leagues have a voice in the decision making process and are entitled to be nationally ranked, play standardized games and access to future sponsorship opportunities.
The WFTDA and its member leagues look forward to more flat track derby in the US, Canada and, some day, the world!