Rocktown Rollers

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Rocktown Rollers
League logo
Metro area Harrisonburg, VA
Country United States
Founded 2008
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Funky's Skate Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.rocktownrollers.com

Rocktown Rollers (RTR) is a roller derby league based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Founded in 2008, the league consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in early 2008 by Janna-cide and Troch, two locals.[1] It hosted its first home bout early in 2009, attracting around 500 fans.[2] However, reports in 2010 claimed that, despite its popularity, the league had struggled to find practice space, and team members were viewed negatively by some members of the public.[3]

Rocktown was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in July 2010,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "about", Rocktown Rollers
  2. ^ Philip Townsend, "RockTown Rollers Take Over the Valley", WHSV, May 18, 2009
  3. ^ Rebecca Martinez, "Team shows the changing face of sport", News Leader, April 4, 2010
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program welcomes 16 new leagues", 8 July 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes Eight New Member Leagues", WFTDA, 1 June 2011