Port Scandalous Roller Derby

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Port Scandalous Roller Derby
Metro area Port Angeles, WA
Country United States
Founded 2010
Teams Strait Shooters, Intense City, Roller Punks
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Boys and Girls Club - Sequim
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.portscandalous.com

Port Scandalous Roller Derby (PSRD) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) flat track roller derby league based in Port Angeles, Washington. The league is primarily skater run and consists of three teams: (1) a home team, Strait Shooters; (2) a traveling team, Intense City; and (3) a junior team, Roller Punks. Teams compete against other teams from leagues across Western Washington. The traveling and junior teams are currently inactive. PSRD's purpose is to provide a place for all women to participate in a full contact sport that encourages better health, stress relief, and camaraderie.

The league was founded in May 2010 by local women including Jessica Carvell, Serena Staples and Holly Botts.[1] Initially known as the "Port Scandalous Derby Dolls", it changed its name due to trademark issues.[2] Skaters from other local leagues helped train the new team, and by late 2011, it was bouting monthly, and was setting up a B team and junior roller derby league.[1] League membership has declined in recent years and is currently rebuilding.

Port Scandalous was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2012,[3] and it became a full WFTDA member in September 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diane Urbani de la Paz, "PENINSULA WOMAN: Women find family on roller derby track", Peninsula Daily News, October 16, 2011
  2. ^ Matthew Nash, "Get your skates on", Sequim Gazette, February 26, 2013
  3. ^ "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 18 October 2012
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.