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WFTDA Apprenticeship

Ohio Valley Roller Girls Accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice
[Martins Ferry, Ohio]— The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Ohio Valley Roller Girls has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby.
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Ohio Valley Roller Girls 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 Ohio Valley Roller Girls will be hosting their next home bouts on May 17 and 18 at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clarisville, Ohio. The league will also be hosting an 8-team tournament the weekend of November 22-23, 2014.
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 rule set 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 243 WFTDA member leagues and more than 101 apprentice leagues worldwide.

About Ohio Valley Roller Girls
The Ohio Valley Roller Girls was founded in 2010. The nonprofit organization is made up of about thirty skaters, referees, non-skating officials, and volunteers. The Roller Girls also raises money for important causes like domestic violence victims, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the soup kitchen, animal shelters and many other local charities. The Ohio Valley Roller Girls are working hard to grow in numbers, athleticism, and professionalism while making a positive impact on the community.

Sween Machine                                   Juliana Gonzales
Head of PR                                           Executive Director, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, (512) 587-1859                           


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