Stockholm Roller Derby

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Stockholm Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Stockholm
Country Sweden
Founded 2007
Teams A team
B team
Track type(s) Flat
Affiliations WFTDA
Website rollerderby.se

Stockholm Roller Derby (STRD) is a roller derby league based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2007, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The first roller derby league in Sweden, Stockholm Roller Derby was founded by Nattis Mörkenstam, Linn Hultström, Jenny Stendahl, Emmelie Bogårdh and Michel Diaz Nocetti and initially practised in a garage. They struggled to find a permanent practice venue, and initially recruited only slowly. However, the league received a major boost when the film Whip It! was released, and found training space in an abandoned shopping mall.[1] By mid-2010, the league had forty skaters, while three other leagues had emerged in the country, including the Crime City Rollers.[2]

Stockholm played their first bout in October 2010, against Helsinki Roller Derby, and took part in the first all-Swedish bout in March 2011, against Crime City.[3] The league also participated in the first Scandinavian tournament, "Battle of the Nordic Light",[4] losing to Helsinki but beating Copenhagen.[5]

In October 2011, Stockholm became an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association,[6] and it graduated to full membership in December 2012.[7] Seven of Stockholm's skaters were selected to play for Team Sweden at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[8]

WFTDA competition[edit]

At the first European WFTDA tournament in November 2012, "Track Queens Battle Royal",[9] Stockholm came at third place out of ten bouting teams, defending their ingoing ranking[10] for the tournament. Stockholm first qualified for the international WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in 2015, entering the Dallas tournament as the 5th seed, and finishing in 7th place.[11] In 2016, Stockholm returned to Division 1 Playoffs, entering the Vancouver tournament as the 8th seed and again finishing in 7th place.[12]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[13] Playoffs Championship
2013 116 WFTDA[14] N/A N/A
2014 41 WFTDA[15] N/A N/A
2015 17 WFTDA[16] 7 D1[11] DNQ
2016 28 WFTDA[17] 7 D1[12] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna Bodin, "I rollerderby är blåmärken snyggt", Dagens Nyheters 28 October 2011 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ "Roller derby", ETC, 19 July 2010 (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Bouts", Stockholm Roller Derby
  4. ^ "Battle of the Nordic Light", Crime City Rollers, 26 July 2011
  5. ^ "Tre vinster mot nordiskt motstånd", Crime City Rollers, 8 September 2011 (in Swedish)
  6. ^ "WFTDA accepts 14 leagues into apprentice program", WFTDA, 27 October 2011
  7. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members", 3 December 2012
  8. ^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup", WFTDA, 1 November 2011
  9. ^ "Track Queens Battle Royal Scores", Track Queens Battle Royal, 18th November 2012,
  10. ^ "Track Queens Battle Royal Teams", Track Queens Battle Royal
  11. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (13 September 2015). "D1D 7th: #5 Stockholm beats #7 Sun State, 210-146". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "D1V: #8 Stockholm demolishes #7 Sacred City, 252-109". Derby Central. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.