SMRD made a recent appearance in one of the dominant Southern Maryland news publications!
Ms. Joy Shrum of TheBayNet.com attended one of our practices – actually, the last practice of our 2016 season – to learn, talk, and take some great pictures!
Check out the article she generated from her experience and look at the photos:
Featured Image courtesy of thebaynet.com.
Our remaining home games have been changed to the following!!
Sept 17th, 1pm vs Mid Atlantic Roller Derby
@ Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD
Oct 1st, 1pm vs Morgantown Rollers
@ Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD
Get ready for the most exciting games of the year!!!!
We are very proud to announce that two members of Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Carbomb Kelly and Princess Sleia, have officially been rostered on Team Maryland’s 2016 Charter! Both members attended and played their hearts out at Team Maryland’s tryouts the morning of Sunday, March 13th. We want to congratulate them for their hard work and representation of SMRD!
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What better way to ring in March than by releasing our 2016 Home bout schedule!
Stay tuned for ways to get your tickets so you can support your favorite SMRD skater.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2016
Southern Maryland Roller Derby Joins Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Southern Maryland Roller Derby has been accepted as a full member of the WFTDA, the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a member organization for leagues to collaborate and network.
As a new member of the WFTDA, Southern Maryland Roller Derby joins the ranks of 355 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. After successfully completing the WFTDA Apprentice Program, they can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including the ability to compete in sanctioned games that qualify for WFTDA ranking. Southern Maryland Roller Derby will begin their WFTDA membership a Class C member.
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc. (SMRD), was officially formed January 2012 but was originally conceptualized April 2011. At that time, the closest league was in Washington, D.C. Southern Maryland was severely lacking derby! The initial online recruitment query was posted in June 2011. From those that responded, a core group of founders went on to develop the non-profit business structure and democratic policies we operate by. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. No one gets paid here. In fact, we pay to play. Practice is held several times per week and regular attendance is required to make sure you are safe to skate and have the skills to play. The individuals that have set out to form the first women’s roller derby league in southern Maryland know how positively this sport has affected our lives. It takes a team to work together both on and off the track. Each person is helping the league succeed by performing tasks and duties. Our goal is to bring the same camaraderie, joy and love of the game to other women while being role models to youth and giving back to the community.
About the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
Founded in 2005, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 302 WFTDA member leagues and 71 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program globally. The WFTDA a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors.
WFTDA released a list of the 26 apprentice leagues that have been upgraded to full WFTDA membership status. Looking at the list you will notice a very familiar team on there.
SOUTHERN MARYLAND ROLLER DERBY IS AN OFFICIAL WFTDA MEMBER LEAGUE!
Thank you to all of the people, officials and leagues who have helped us meet our milestones along the way on this two year derby journey!