Garden State Rollergirls

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Garden State Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Wallington, New Jersey
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Ironbound Maidens (A team)
Brick City Bruisers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Inline Skating Club of America Roller Skating Rink
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.gardenstaterollergirls.com

Garden State Rollergirls is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Wallington, New Jersey. Founded in 2006,[1] it has two teams, and two mixed teams which compete against teams from other leagues, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History[edit]

The NJ Dirty Dames was founded in March 2006 as the first roller derby league in New Jersey, and was based in Kendall Park.[3] It merged with the Garden State Rollergirls June 1 2008, with its All Star team, the Hub City Hellrazors, initially becoming an additional intraleague team.[4]

In 2009, the league was featured in an item on CBS News.[5] The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in September 2009,[6] and became full members of the WFTDA in June 2010.[7] By 2010, it had around 40 skaters.[8]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2011 27 E[10] DNQ DNQ
2012 27 E[11] DNQ DNQ
2013 88 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2014 92 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2015 97 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2016 96 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorce, Tammy La (7 November 2008). "With Names That Could Kill, Women Rev Up Roller Derby". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Garden State Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Hub City Hellrazors say Goodbye to Dirty Jersey, Hello to the Garden State with Free Local Roller Derby Bout". New Brunswick Life. 12 May 2008. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Chanta L. Jackson, "Roller derby leagues to unite", The Star-Ledger, 23 May 2008
  5. ^ Michelle Gielan, "The Return Of Roller Derby", CBS News, 11 February 2009
  6. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  7. ^ "WFTDA welcomes 11 new members, adds new regions Archived September 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 17 June 2010
  8. ^ Kelly Nicholaides, "Garden State Roller Girls Rumble, Rock", North Jersey Media Group, 7 April 2010
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017.