Fort Myers Derby Girls

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Fort Myers Derby Girls
Metro area Fort Myers, FL
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Palm City Punishers (A team)
Fort Myers Misdemeaners (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Bamboozles Skating & Events Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.fortmyersderbygirls.com

The Fort Myers Derby Girls (FMDG) is a roller derby league based in Fort Myers, Florida. Founded in 2007, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues.

By 2009, the league had more than thirty skaters, and was competing on a monthly basis.[1] In 2013, the league was attracting 300 to 400 fans to each bout, and its B team was particularly successful, winning more than ten bouts in a row.[2]

Jamsterella, a skater from the league, was selected as an alternate for Team USA at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[3]

The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in July 2012,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annabelle Tomatich, "This skating's not for faint-of-heart", The News-Press, July 11, 2009
  2. ^ "Fort Myers Roller Derby League picking up speed", WINK News, June 23, 2013
  3. ^ Barbara Boxleitner, "Fort Myers Roller Girl chosen as U.S. team alternate", Naples Daily News, September 28, 2011
  4. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 35 Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 16 July 2012
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013