Classic City Rollergirls

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Classic City Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Athens, GA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams All Stars (A team)
Bad News Bs (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue The Classic Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website classiccityrollergirls.com

The Classic City Rollergirls (CCRG) is a roller derby league based in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 2006, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded by two local women, Dayna Noffke (known as "Zomberella") and Jen Albano (known as "Third Degree Burn"), who were fans of the Atlanta Rollergirls, and was originally named Athens Roller Derby. By the middle of the year, it had around twenty skaters.[1] By April 2007, when it played its first exhibition bout, it had adopted its current name.[2] During 2007, the league split into two competing teams, the "Dames of Maim" and the "Hittin' Misses", but it decided to merge back to a single All Star team later in the year, complementing this with a B team from 2010.[3] By 2011, its bouts were standing room only.[4]

Classic City was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2011,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in March 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In a league of their own", Athens Banner-Herald, June 15, 2006
  2. ^ "Classic City Roller Girls are ready for action", Athens Banner-Herald, April 21, 2007
  3. ^ "About", CCRG
  4. ^ Brandee A. Thomas,"Gainesville woman finds her place in roller derby", [[Gainesville Times (Georgia)|]], March 22, 2011
  5. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 12 Additional Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 13 January 2011
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Member Leagues", 1 March 2012