WFTDA News

Read the latest news and updates from WFTDA.
Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been presenting incredible challenges for the roller derby community’s ability to get back to playing the sport we love. We know that roller derby businesses and leagues have been hit incredibly hard, financially, and as we have planned our recovery path, we’ve tried ...
As previously communicated to WFTDA Member League representatives, the WFTDA COVID-19 Medical Task Force has updated the COVID-19 Return to Roller Derby Guidelines and Recovery Plan , effective October 1, 2021. The updated guidelines are now available for download. In 2020, the WFTDA assembled a team ...
WFTDI Wellness , brought to you by WFTDA Insurance , is excited to team up with the Phoenix Project to provide an invaluable wellness resource for our community! The Phoenix Project (Phoenix, for short) is a caring digital community that supports mental health and wellness—anywhere, anytime. Phoenix ...
We all know the effect COVID-19 and the cancellation of last year's season had on roller derby. To help rebuild our community and our sport, we are establishing the WFTDA COVID-19 Recovery Fund. This fund will provide microgrants to leagues or other roller derby organizations to help support our community ...
The WFTDA is excited to bring you the next version of our Return to Play Guidelines and Recommendations, which you can access here . Our new COVID-19 Recovery Plan is created with the goal of reducing the risk to your league and local communities, your family, workplace, and friends. This version ...
After releasing the updates in our Return to Play Guidelines and the new beginner curriculum "This is Roller Derby" we want to come together as a community to start the conversation around getting back on track. We want to hear what you've been working on to get ready! Tell your league to come join ...

Spring Elections!

ELECTIONS! The call for nominations is out for the spring elections. We would love to see membership step forward and nominate a diverse group of people, especially BIPOC members, and members from under represented communities. Please take a moment to share widely and also nominate those that ...
Following the launch of the ART Project in August of 2020, the team has been working on a variety of projects, including creating the following set of Guiding Principles. These principles will assist in the WFTDA’s efforts in anti-racism organizational change, as well as guide the recovery from COVID-19 ...
By Chili of Pink Peril Roller Derby (The Netherlands) When I had the chance to contribute to the new Beginner Curriculum Framework, "This is Roller Derby," and saw the first results of the team, I was amazed by how comprehensive and successful this completely new approach to training in our ...
The WFTDA’s January meetings ushered in new steps for the ART Project in our collaboration to refocus our organization using an Anti-Racist lens. The WFTDA’s 12-member Anti-Racism panel met with the WFTDA Board of Directors to discuss the work that still needs to be done internally to examine how ...
Hi Everyone, The WFTDA Board of Directors will hold its next open meeting session on Sunday, February 21st at 3pm Eastern/7pm UTC. Anyone can join to view the meeting, and ask questions either in person or via chat text. Link to sign up - https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ w3YJb7P4Qnu4mI07a3ur5Q ...
We are happy to announce the first WeFTDA Collective exclusive event! Join Tracey Hughes/Dreadlocked N. Loaded on February 13th at 2pm ET/7pm UTC ( find local time ) for a presentation and small group discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's bestselling book " How To Be an Antiracist ." It is highly encouraged ...
Dear WFTDA Community, The Board of Directors are asking that you let your reps and league members know about an important vote in progress, that urgently needs your attention and consideration; this vote will remain open until ⅔ of membership leagues have voted because it proposes a change in WFTDA Bylaws. ...
WFTDA has the end of year gift you did not know you needed! The Minimum Skill Requirement (MSR) Task Force, led by our MSR Curriculum Developer Maha El Nasser, and WFTDA Education are proud to release the beginner curriculum “This is Roller Derby” for participants new to the sport. As of December ...
After over 1,684 views since its release in September 2019, we are happy to have updated the WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit in December 2020. Because the Coda document we were previously using for the toolkit didn’t allow for easy translations, we have changed the format of the Code of Conduct Toolkit. ...
The WFTDA Board for Directors will hold its next open meeting session on Sunday, December 13 at 3pm Eastern/7pm UTC . Use this link to register and attend the meeting -- REGISTER Open meeting procedures can be accessed here and the agenda can be accessed here
Throwback Throwdown is starting TODAY! Are you ready? How excited are you? Full Schedule Here: https://wftda.tv/.../throwback-throwdown-a-virtual.../ Join us and your favorite announcers for a weekend full of roller derby throwback games, chosen with YOUR help and some new episodes ...
WFTDA Launches New Program: The WeFTDA Collective Be a part of the next generation of roller derby innovators through the WeFTDA Collective - an online community for collaboration and resource sharing. By joining the Collective, you’ll receive access to discussion forums, ...
La WFTDA est ravie de publier sa première formation en ligne en Français. Le programme de formation pour les Games Tournament Oversight est maintenant disponible en anglais ainsi qu’en français sur la nouvelle plate-forme d’apprentissage en ligne des membres de la WFTDA learning.wftda.org ...
WFTDA Releases Updated GTO Curriculum in English and French The Games Tournament Oversight Training Curriculum is now available in English as well as French on the New WFTDA Member Online Learning Platform learning.wftda.org . The Training Curriculum is free for WFTDA Members, Partners, ...