Tokyo Roller Girls

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Tokyo Roller Girls
Metro area Tokyo
Country Japan
Founded 2010
Teams All-Stars (A team)
Tokyo Bomber Girls
Yokosuka Sushi Rollers
Yokota Scary Blossoms
Zama Killer Katanas
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Various
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.tokyorollergirls.jp

The Tokyo Roller Girls (Japanese: 東京ローラーガールズ) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 2010, the league currently consists of four teams, plus an all star squad which competes against teams from other leagues. Tokyo is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History

The league was founded in 2010 by Jennifer and Talia Moretty, an American military family stationed in Japan Yokosuka Naval Base. It grew with the addition of teams located at the Yokota Air Base and Camp Zama, also consisting principally of American service personnel. In 2012, the Tokyo Bomber Girls was founded, a team of mostly Japanese skaters based in the capital city.[2]

In October 2012, Tokyo Roller Girls was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme,[3] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[4]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[5] Playoffs Championship
2014 208 WFTDA[6] DNQ DNQ
2015 257 WFTDA[7] DNQ DNQ
2016 318 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2017 276 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. ^ "Tokyo Roller Girls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Shana Graves, "Roller derby dames get rough and tough on the rink", The Japan Times, November 18, 2012
  3. ^ "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 18 October 2012
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013
  5. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  6. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
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