The Kingston Derby Girls are very excited to be opening up their WFTDA Charter to advanced skaters from all over Southeastern Ontario and across the border. This will be a brand new, competitive team – with a new name, logo, and jersey – that will be inclusive of leagues in the 401 corridor.
Bringing together skaters from different teams in the region is a natural step in the evolution of roller derby in a smaller city, reports Flaming Hips, President of the Kingston Derby Girls. “We’re entering our seventh year of playing this fantastic sport, and the more that we grow, the more that we realize how much we need places for all skaters, at different levels, to be engaged. Opening up our WFTDA Charter to advanced players from the area gives us the chance to build an elite team where these skaters will be challenged and featured as the best in Southeastern Ontario.”
Coop du Jour, a KDG veteran and Training facilitator, is chomping at the bit for this new challenge, “I’m excited about being physically pushed out of my derby comfort zone!” Or, as Mad Madge puts it so succinctly, “I selfishly want to be one of the most badass skaters in this region and have the opportunity to play other badass skaters at a high level of derby.”
At the helm of this Charter, pushing skaters out of their comfort zones and into badassedness, is newly recruited Coach VishousLee. Hailing from the land of stars and stripes, VishousLee brings six years of coaching, managing, skating and refereeing on two different leagues and in 17 WFTDA sanctioned games. “My passion is to teach, train and build up the people around me to be the best they can be,” says VishousLee. “My past experiences have taught me how important it is for those you train to discover their potential through guidance and shear willpower.” We have no doubt that her passion will translate into greatness for this Charter.
Tryouts are Feb 28!! Contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.