Paris Rollergirls

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Paris Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Paris
Country France
Founded 2010
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Université de Nanterre
Affiliations WFTDA
Website http://www.parisrollergirls.com

The Paris Rollergirls is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Paris, France. Founded in February 2010, the league currently consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The league was founded by Inès Habhab, following the release of Whip It! in France (under the title Bliss).[2] As the sport was not established in France, she was assisted by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in forming a league.[3] In October 2010, the league was accepted as an apprentice member of the WFTDA,[4] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[5]

The league has been described as diverse, with French skaters joined by some originally from Finland, Germany, Indonesia and the United States. In May 2011, the team defeated the B-team of the German champions, Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz.[6]

More than half of the skaters for France at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup were from the Paris Rollergirls.[7]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Gallery
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Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2013 NR DNQ DNQ
2014 169 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2015 148 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2016 71 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Billard, Sébastien (3 March 2011). "A la découverte du roller-derby, le". Le Monde.fr (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Lucile Roger, "Le «roller derby» débarque en France!", Têtu, 27 May 2010 (French)
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 10 New Leagues", WFTDA, 5 October 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013
  6. ^ "Le roller-derby, le sport sexy et violent qui séduit les françaises", Les Inrockuptibles, 28 May 2011 (French)
  7. ^ "Equipe Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.", Team France Roller Derby (French)
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.