Wilson’s World: Hitting the Flat Track with the Fierce Women of Charlotte Roller Derby

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wilson was at the Grady Cole Center with the ladies of the Charlotte Roller Derby as they begin their 2019 season and get ready for their fast and fierce bout against Blue Ridge Roller Derby at the center on Saturday night.

Formerly known as the Charlotte Roller Girls, Charlotte Roller Derby was formed in 2006 and now consists of two teams, the All-Stars and B-Dazzlers.  In June 2011 the team was admitted as a Full Member League of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby, and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network.

Charlotte Roller Derby also has a junior team for girls and boys under the age of 18.  CLTRD Juniors will be hitting the track Saturday at 3pm before the Charlotte Roller Derby takes on Blue Ridge at 5pm.

The women of Charlotte Roller Derby are not just all about the flat track, but they are very community oriented working with various charity organizations in the area including Safe Alliance, Friendship Trays, Classroom Central, the Humane Society of Charlotte, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  A portion of the proceeds from the bouts go to these local charitable causes.

After this weekend’s bout, the team will move the location of their home bouts.  To check out their new skating location and and learn more about Charlotte Roller Derby check out their website at charlotterollerderby.org.

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