Dixie Derby Girls

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Dixie Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Huntsville, Alabama
Country United States
Founded December 2004
Teams Raging Rockets (A Team)
Rocket City Rollers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue NSS Conference Center / Skate Odyssey
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type 501(c)(3) NPO
Website dixiederbygirls.com

The Dixie Derby Girls Roller Derby League[1] is a women's flat track roller derby league located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in December 2004, DDG is a founding member[2] of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[3]

History and organization[edit]

The Dixie Derby Girls were formed in 2004.[4] In 2006, with two home teams, the Thrill Killers and the Red Hot Riots, the league started holding games at Roller Time. An All-Star team was formed to play teams from other leagues. The home teams were dissolved in 2008, and the league began using a pair of travel teams, with the A team being the WFTDA charter team. Also in 2008, the league moved its home events to the Von Braun Center. In 2010, the A and B teams adopted new names, the Raging Rockets and Rocket City Rollers respectively.[5] Following the dissolution of a neighboring league, Rolling Arsenal of Derby, the Dixie Derby Girls partnered with the Rocket City Rebels, a local junior roller derby team, and now play combined events at the NSS Conference Center and Skate Odyssey.

The League is governed by the Board of Directors, with most league decisions made by an executive committee.

Community[edit]

The League operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and partners with local charities for every home bout. In addition, the league and individual skaters participate in events to raise money and awareness for local charities. In the past, money has been raised for Habitat for Humanity, Harris Home for Children, Breaking Free Rescue Mission, American Heart Association, Hope Place, Life Cycles, The Boys and Girls Club, Thrive Alabama, A New Leash on Life, The American Red Cross, United Way, and Huntsville Friends of Rabbits.

WFTDA rankings[edit]

2006 map showing the first 30 WFTDA member leagues
Season Final ranking[6] Playoffs Championship
2006 25 WFTDA[7] N/A
2007 33 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2008 12 SC[9] DNQ DNQ
2009 15 SC[10] DNQ DNQ
2010 14 SC[11] DNQ DNQ
2011 21 SC[12] DNQ DNQ
2012 26 SC[13] DNQ DNQ
2013 104 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2014 202 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2015 212 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2016 185 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Member Leagues". WFTDA. April 2006. Archived from the original on 9 April 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dixie Derby Girls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Hill, Jennifer R. (14 April 2008). "Dixie Derby Girls empowered by roller rink competition". Enewscourier.com. The News Courier. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Dixie Derby Girls announce changes to second team - News Coverage - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  7. ^ "WFTDA National Rankings" at the Wayback Machine (archived February 23, 2007), WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  8. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  9. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 

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