The Blue Ridge Rollergirls (BRRG) of Asheville announced today that they have completed the long process of being accepted into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Founded in 2004, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track roller derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues.
The governing philosophy of the WFTDA is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” Female skaters are primary owners, managers, and/or operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues.
All WFTDA member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process, and agree to comply with the governing body’s policies.
The opening home bout for BRRG will be a double header on April 7th in their new venue, the Davis Center at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher.