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Stockholm Roller Derby

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Metro area  Stockholm
Founded  2007
Track type(s)  Flat
Country  Sweden
Teams  A team B team
Affiliations  WFTDA

Stockholm Roller Derby (STRD) is a roller derby league based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2007, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The first roller derby league in Sweden, Stockholm Roller Derby was founded by Nattis Mörkenstam, Linn Hultström, Jenny Stendahl, Emmelie Bogårdh and Michel Diaz Nocetti and initially practised in a garage. They struggled to find a permanent practice venue, and initially recruited only slowly. However, the league received a major boost when the film Whip It! was released, and found training space in an abandoned shopping mall. By mid-2010, the league had forty skaters, while three other leagues had emerged in the country, including the Crime City Rollers.

Stockholm played their first bout in October 2010, against Helsinki Roller Derby, and took part in the first all-Swedish bout in March 2011, against Crime City. The league also participated in the first Scandinavian tournament, "Battle of the Nordic Light", losing to Helsinki but beating Copenhagen.

In October 2011, Stockholm became an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, and it graduated to full membership in December 2012. Seven of Stockholm's skaters were selected to play for Team Sweden at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.

WFTDA competition

At the first European WFTDA tournament in November 2012, "Track Queens Battle Royal", Stockholm came at third place out of ten bouting teams, defending their ingoing ranking for the tournament. Stockholm first qualified for the international WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in 2015, entering the Dallas tournament as the 5th seed, and finishing in 7th place. In 2016, Stockholm returned to Division 1 Playoffs, entering the Vancouver tournament as the 8th seed and again finishing in 7th place.

References

Stockholm Roller Derby Wikipedia


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