As a member of the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association), Queen City Roller Girls are among the ranks of over 392 all female, skater owned and operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby. WFTDA member leagues engage in sanctioned interleague play, including playoff tournaments. Queen City Roller Girls, represented by the Lake Effect Furies, currently participates in Division 1, which is for teams ranked 1-40.
Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” Women skaters are primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. WFTDA’s operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process, and agree to comply with the governing body’s policies. For more information, visit www.wftda.com.
QCRG became a WFTDA Apprentice league in 2010, and became a full member in 2011. As mentioned previously, WFTDA organizes and produces D1 and D2 playoff tournaments at the end of the competitive season each year. In September 2012, QCRG had the honor of hosting WFTDA’s North Central regional tournament in Niagara Falls, NY. The Furies qualified for WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs during both the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and Division 1 for 2015 and 2016.