Saturday, March 05, 2011

Roller Derby Update

Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls | News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls: "Austin born and bred, Texas Rollergirls was formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind. Eight years later, the sport of flat track roller derby has grown exponentially and is now played by more than 450 leagues worldwide. In its current incarnation, roller derby is a genuine athletic competition complete with standardized rules, divisions, annual tournaments and an international governing body: the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) — Texas Rollergirls is one of the founding members. With four home teams bursting with talent and the all-star Texecutioner squad consistently in the national rankings, Texas Rollergirls – the “godmothers of flat track derby” – are an admired and highly visible presence in the roller derby world. Their year-round bouts are regularly covered by local, national, and international media."


Anonymous said...

Drew Barrymore directed a pretty entertaining movie about this group starring Ellen (Juno) Page called Whip It.

Check it out.


Bill Crider said...

Saw it. Liked it.

Cap'n Bob said...

One of the first things I remember about California when I moved there in 1969 was seeing roller derby on TV. It reminded me of wrasslin' on skates.