Official Statement from the WFTDA:
C-Max Roller Derby League Accepted as Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa— The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that [League Name] has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby.
"We are beyond excited and honoured to now be part of the WFTDA. This is a momentous occasion for C-Max but also for South African (and African) Roller Derby. We look forward to working through our apprenticeship and becoming full WFTDA members in the near future." Pippa Van Welie, Vice Chair, C-Max Roller Derby League.
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, C-Max RDL joins the ranks of more than 300 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women's flat track roller derby.
WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.
"C-Max RDL is already making plans for their apprenticeship. The Joburg All Stars, C-Max's travel team, will be competing in Texas this December and the league is working on hosting teams in South Africa in 2015."
About the WFTDA
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 273 WFTDA member leagues and more than 100 apprentice leagues worldwide.
About C-Max Roller Derby League
C-MAX RDL is a non-profit, non-racial sporting club dedicated to promoting the sport of Flat Track Roller Derby. C-MAX Roller Derby League supports, encourages and develops skaters in their skating ability, whilst promoting the values of goodwill and good sporting behavior. C-MAX Roller Derby League strives for excellence in all aspects of Flat Track Roller Derby, with an emphasis on fun, fitness and the promotion of a positive body image.
C-MAX Roller Derby League aims to foster positive relations with Flat Track Roller Derby leagues within South Africa and internationally, and will utilize these relationships to improve and enhance the skills of the C-MAX Roller Derby League Members and to support the growth of Flat Track Roller Derby both locally and internationally.
C-Max Roller Derby League competes on quad skates and under the current WFTDA rules set. Our competitors are women only.