New Jersey Stage

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jersey Shore Roller Girls Joins Women's Flat Track Derby Association

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- In September, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced that Jersey Shore Roller Girls (JSRG) has been accepted as a member of the WFTDA, the national governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby in the U.S. As a new member of the WFTDA, Jersey Shore Roller Girls joins the ranks of over 75 all-female, skater owned and operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women's flat track roller derby.  WFTDA member leagues engage in sanctioned interleague play, including regional and national tournaments.  JerseyShore Roller Girls will be a Class B member in the East region.

The Jersey Shore Roller Girls hosted their first home game as a full WFTDA member on Saturday, September 17th in Asbury Park's Convention Hall. 

Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport ofwomen's flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability,sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is"by the skaters, for the skaters." Women skaters are primary owners,managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. WFTDA's operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process, and agree to comply with the governing body's policies.  For more information, visit www.wftda.com.

Jersey Shore Roller Girls is an all-women, flat-track roller derby league that was born in 2007 from the dreams of four women with a love for roller derby. JSRG is now more than 70 women with membership stretching from Monmouth and Ocean to Mercer, Atlantic and surrounding counties. The league consists of three intraleague teams (Anchor Assassins, Murder Beach Militia, & Right Coast Rollers) and two travel teams (A team – All Stars, B team – Beat Down) and is completely skater owned and operated. JSRG continues to call the legendary Asbury Park Convention Hall home to its bouts. In addition to hours dedicated weekly for practicing, JSRG members are an active part of the Jersey Shore community and always looking for opportunities to give back. Home bouts are always paired with a charity and they donate time and publicity to local organizations. More info can be found at www.jerseyshorerollergirls.net.