Rock and Roller Queens

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Rock and Roller Queens
League logo
Metro area Bogotá
Country Colombia
Founded 2009
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Parque Nacional
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.rockandrollerqueens.com

The Rock and Roller Queens (RRQ) is a roller derby league based in Bogotá, Colombia. Founded in 2009, the league consists of a single team, which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in December 2009[1] by María Paola Hernandez, a local graphic designer with experience of roller skating, after she saw the movie Whip It.[2] By late 2011, the league was one of about ten in the country, and the sport was recognised by Colombian Sports Federation.[3]

The league won the first roller derby tournament in Colombia, which was contested by eight teams, in June 2012.[4] In July, it was accepted as the first member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme from South America,[5][1] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acerca de Rock&Rollers Queens", Rock and Roller Queens
  2. ^ "Roller derby finds a home in Colombia", Public Radio International, 12 October 2011
  3. ^ John Otis, "Postcard from Bogotá", TIME, 16 October 2011
  4. ^ "DNN Live Coverage: 1er Torneo Roller Derby Colombia 2012", Derby News Network
  5. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 35 Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 16 July 2012
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013