NWA Roller Derby is a flat track roller derby league based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, (USA). Founded in early 2006, NWA (Northwest Arkansas) Roller Derby were the first flat track league in Arkansas to play a version of roller derby using new standardized rules and a track design that was based on the dimensions of the old banked tracks, made popular by the founders of modern Roller Derby, the Texas Rollergirls. NWA Rollerderby also became the first member league out of Arkansas of the national organization, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, on May 26, 2007.
As of July, 2009 NWA Roller Derby were accepted by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
The league has been featured in reports on KNWA-TV, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. By late 2010, NWA was one of three flat-track derby leagues in Arkansas.
The early beginnings of NWA Roller Derby consisted of the league maintaining two home teams, the Twisted Sisters and the Hardwood Harlots. Their first bout, Fright Night Fight, on October 18, 2006 premiered their skating to the general public. Over the course of 2007 NWA Rollerderby held home bouts between the two teams for the general public while also premiering their newly created all-star team, the Arkansas Killbillies, a combination of top players from both home teams.
At the end of 2007 NWA Roller Derby dissolved their home teams in favor of a league format consisting of two travel teams, the Arkansas Killbillies (all-star team) and the Backwoods Betties.
NWA Roller Derby consists of the All Star Team and a B Team.
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