Red Deer Roller Derby – WFTDA Apprentice League!!!
The Red Deer Roller Derby (RDRDA) came into existence in 2008. This first group of girls rapidly grew into a skater owned and managed flat track roller derby league. The league became official on March 2, 2009 when their application for incorporation as a Not-For-Profit Corporation was accepted.
The origin of RDRDA was a single female team, The Belladonnas. Over the years the structure of the league has evolved and changed many times:
2008 The Belladonna’s, Red Deer’s first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby team, was established
2009 Heavy Duty Chicanicks and Death Roll Derby Dolls house team’s established
Rollercops were established
2010 The Dreadnaughts men’s team established
2011 Heavy Duty Chicanicks and Death Roll Derby Dolls retired
The Nightshades B Travel Team established
Fresh Meat Division Created
2013 November 30, 2013 The Dreadnaughts withdraw from membership with RDRDA. They branched out and created/joined Red Deer Dreadnaughts league. The new league was created to aid the Dreadnaughts in their pursuit of MRDA status and to aid RDRDA in their pursuit of WFTDA status.
RDRDA has strived to become a leading women’s flat track derby league. Through very hard work and dedication the Belladonna’s started in 2009 with a rating of 601.3 in Flat Track Stats. As of November 10, 2013 the Belladonnas have a rating of 738.1. This transcribes into being ranked 52nd in North America and 4th in Canada! The Belladonnas are elite team within our Geographical Area and within Canada.
January 2014 – RED DEER ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION WFTDA APPRENTICE LEAGUE
WFTDA is one of the rare places where competitiveness and sportswomanship stand on equal ground. The environment will allow all our players to become very skilled players with equally strong morals. It will allow our players and our teams to be able to be challenged even more. We will be able to learn best practices from the best of the best and to share our own practices.
Thank you WFTDA for accepting us as an apprentice league. We are incredibly honoured and excited to start on this new Derby path!