Little Steel Derby Girls

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Little Steel Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Youngstown, OH
Country United States
Founded 2008
Teams Lawless Rollers (A team)
Yo Drama (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Covelli Centre
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.littlesteelderbygirls.com

The Little Steel Derby Girls (LSDG) is a roller derby league based in Youngstown, Ohio. Founded in 2008, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in December 2008 by Tifany Griffith, known as "Ground Zero". It won its first bout, against a Steel City Derby Demons team,[1] but progress was initially slow, and it was only in October 2010 that it was ready to play its first home bout.[2] By early 2011, the league had 24 skaters, and was aiming to join the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Little Steel was accepted into the WFTDA Apprentice Program in October 2011,[3] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ashley Luthern, "Derby league wins first bout", Youngstown Vindicator, April 10, 2011
  2. ^ "Derby Girls Roll Over Youngstown", WKBN, September 29, 2010
  3. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 13 Leagues into Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 27 October 2011
  4. ^ "Nine Leagues Become Full WFTDA Members", WFTDA, 1 June 2012