West Coast Derby Knockouts

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West Coast Derby Knockouts
Metro area Ventura, CA
Country United States
Founded 2008
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Skating Plus
Affiliations WFTDA
Website westcoastderbyknockouts.com

The West Coast Derby Knockouts (WCDK) is a roller derby league based in Ventura, California. Founded in 2008, the league consists of a single team, which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league grew from only 12 skaters in 2009, and by 2013 it was raising money for a local children's charity, in addition to teaching local children to skate.[1] The founders of the local Sugartown Rollergirls banked track league originally skated with West Coast.[2]

The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in January 2012,[3] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anne Kallas, "Ventura roller derby team skates with children", Ventura County Star, March 10, 2013
  2. ^ Joel Perkins, "Sugartown Rollergirls", VC Buzz, June 11, 2012
  3. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013