Los Alamos, NM— The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
“After five years of bringing roller derby to the community of Los Alamos, LADD is proud to be included in the Apprentice program hosted by our governing body, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. This will lead to increased training opportunities and gameplay as well as bring increased national exposure to our small town. We look forward to working hard through this process and are grateful for all the support our community has show us along the way” -Brandi Engeman, League President
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA,Los Alamos Derby Dames 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.
The Los Alamos Derby Dames kick off their season on May 15th at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink against the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls. Tickets will be available at the doors and the game will be followed by a Junior Roller Derby match up between the Los Alamos Cherry Bombs and the Duke City Roller Derby Marionettes in their very first home game. For more details visit www.laderbydames.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 355 WFTDA member leagues and more than 71 apprentice leagues worldwide.
About Los Alamos Derby Dames
Founded in 2011 by a group of women in Los Alamos, the Derby Dames are celebrating their fifth year bringing the hard hitting sport of roller derby to Los Alamos.