Fox Cities Roller Derby

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Fox Cities Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Appleton, WI
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams All Stars (A team)
920 Honeys (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Player's Choice
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.foxcitiesrollerderby.com

Fox Cities Roller Derby, formerly known as The Fox City Foxz, is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Founded in 2007, the league consists of two travel teams which compete against teams from other leagues. Fox Cities is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Fox Cities history[edit]

The league played its first season in 2008.[2] Although all the league's home bouts are currently played in Appleton, it has also hosted bouts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.[3]

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2009,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2010.[5]

The production team of "Jam City Rollergirls", a roller derby-themed console game, attempted to learn to skate with Fox Cityz.[6]

League founder and president Delonna "Wring Leader" Reed of the Fox Cityz Foxz has stepped down and the league will be continuing on now known as Fox Cities Roller Derby (FCRD). In September 2015, Fox Cities announced on social media that they will be merging with Appleton's other WFTDA-member league, the Paper Valley Roller Girls, and the new organization will continue to operate under the Fox Cities name.

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Former Fox Cityz logo
Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2011 24 NC[8] DNQ DNQ
2012 32 NC[9] DNQ DNQ
2013 172 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2014 125 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2015 141 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2016 151 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ

Paper Valley Rollergirls[edit]

Former Paper Valley logo

Paper Valley Rollergirls (PVRG) was a competing roller derby league also based in Appleton. Founded in 2008, the league consisted of two teams which competed against teams from other leagues. PVRG gained a higher profile following the release of Whip It![14] In addition to Appleton, the league played home bouts out of Green Bay, Wisconsin.[15]

Paper Valley was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in November 2009,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2010.[16] In 2012, PVRG won the Women's Rolling Along the River Tournament. The following season, Paper Valley earned a spot in the newly created Division 2 Playoffs, as a seventh seed in the Kalamazoo tournament.[17] PVRG went (2-2), claiming sixth place, and an international rank of 54th.

In September 2015, Paper Valley announced on social media that they would merge with Appleton's other WFTDA-member league, Fox Cities Roller Derby, and the new organization would continue to operate under the Fox Cities name. Paper Valley's final WFTDA ranking was at 111 in April 2015.[18]

WFTDA rankings as Paper Valley[edit]

Season Final ranking[19] Playoffs Championship
2011 19 NC[8] DNQ DNQ
2012 18 NC[9] DNQ DNQ
2013 54 WFTDA [10] 6 D2[17] DNQ
2014 90 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox Cities Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Eric Klister, "Quick Hits", The Post-Crescent, June 5, 2008
  3. ^ Sharon Roznik, "Fox Cityz Foxz roll through Fondy", The Reporter, April 5, 2010
  4. ^ a b "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  5. ^ "9 Leagues Join WFTDA for Full Membership Archived October 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 1 September 2010
  6. ^ James Newton, "Interviews: Frozen Codebase - Jam City Rollergirls", Nintendo Life, October 19, 2010
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ a b "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  14. ^ Jim Collar, "Fox Valley roller derby clubs embrace new exposure as 'Whip It' opens", The Post-Crescent, October 2, 2009
  15. ^ Mclean Bennett, "Brown County arena to host women's roller derby", Green Bay Press-Gazette, June 17, 2010
  16. ^ "WFTDA welcomes 11 new members, adds new regions Archived 2011-09-07 at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 17 June 2010
  17. ^ a b "August 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: April 30, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA