The Canberra Roller Derby League has achieved a world ranking for the first time in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
In the WFTDA ranking released today, Canberra Roller Derby League is ranked 104 in the world, one of a handful of Australian teams on the ladder. The ranking represents a another big step for the league following its acceptance as a WFTDA charter member in October last year.
“Being ranked alongside some of the world’s most experienced teams is fantastic,” said League President Sugar Plum Crazy. “It reflects our professionalism, and our growing international profile.”
WFTDA is the international organising body for women’s flat track roller derby, and regularly publishes rankings for all member teams. Ranking is based on points scored in bouts against other member teams and the teams’ relative strength.
In 2013 WFTDA also created a Division system to structure seeding and divisional playoffs. The recent strong performance by the League’s representative team, the Vice City Rollers, at the Bont Invitational in January brings it within striking distance of a place in WFTDA’s Division 2.
So are you looking for some world class roller derby? It’s in your own backyard: the Canberra Roller Derby League home season starts soon! Details and ticketing information for all bouts will be released on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Bambi Von Smash’er, Aunty Aggro, Bubble O’Kill and Miss D Meaner from the Vice City Rollers in action against Grave Danger (Rat City Roller Girls, Seattle).
Photo Courtesy D-eye Photography