On September 1, 2011 the ILWR was accepted as a full member of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA). Our league neighbors to the north were also accepted as full members: Roc City Roller Derby, of Rochester, New York. New York State WFTDA members now include:
- Ithaca League of Women Rollers
- Roc City Roller Derby
- Queen City Roller Girls
- Gotham Girls Roller Derby
- Long Island Roller Rebels
- Central New York Roller Derby
- Hudson Valley Roller Derby
The Womenâ€™s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body for the sport of womenâ€™s flat track 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 124 WFTDA member leagues and 65 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice Program.
Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track roller derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues.
The governing philosophy of the WFTDA is â€œby the skaters, for the skaters.â€ Female skaters are primary owners, managers, and/or operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues.