The Flint City Derby Girls (FCDG) strive to be a source of pride to our community by offering athletic enrichment, strong female role models, family friendly entertainment, and community outreach. Our goal is to represent the City of Flint, Michigan in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) by training dedicated female athletes physically and mentally for amateur competition in flat-track roller derby on a local, national, and international level. As a DIY “for the skater, by the skater” nonprofit organization, FCDG operates exclusively for charitable purposes. We commit to building athleticism, professionalism, independence and confidence in women dedicated to contributing charitably through volunteer service and distributions to other non-profit organizations that benefit our community.
Our skaters train year round for local, state, and national competitions. We exclusively compete with leagues that play by the rules and guidelines set forth by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
In January 2011, The Flint City Derby Girls were accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, The Flint City Derby Girls join the ranks of more than 100 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues nationwide 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. Additionally, the mentor offers advice and information related to the management and development of the apprentice league. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.
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 rule set 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 78 WFTDA member leagues and more than 35 apprentice leagues in the United States, Canada and Europe.