Tropic Terrors Derby League

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Tropic Terrors Derby League
Tropic Terrors logo.jpg
Metro area Carolina, Puerto Rico
Country United States
Founded2011
TeamsReckless Bandidas
Track type(s)Flat
VenueCancha Comunal, St Just
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.tropicterrors.com

The Tropic Terrors Derby League (TTDL) is a roller derby league based in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2011, the league consists of a single team, which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in January 2011 by Nidzy Moringlane de Rivera, who had become interested in the sport while in Canada, although she had not previously played. An initial meeting to establish the level of interest in forming a team attracted 33 women. [1]

Several other leagues developed from the Tropic Terrors. Wicked Island Roller Derby League split from the Tropic Terrors in April, [2] while the West Side Rollers, representing the west coast of the island, left later in the year, in order that it and the Tropic Terrors could each focus solely on a more coherent area. [3]

League members played their first official bout in October 2011 alongside members of Enchanted Island Roller Derby League [4] on an All Star Team [5] created to compete against the Dixie Derby Girls. [3] By early 2012, the league was practicing four times a week. [1] In July 2012, it was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Roller Derby llegó para quedarse", El Nuevo Dia , 7 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. Esteban Pagán Rivera, "Roller Derby: pura pasión sobre patines", Primera Hora , 28 May 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. 1 2 "Acerca de la Liga... Archived 2012-05-23 at the Wayback Machine ", Tropic Terrors
  4. http://www.facebook.com/enchantedisland.rollerderby [ user-generated source ]
  5. http://www.derbylife.com/articles/2011/11/can_you_believe_theres_roller_derby_league_here_puerto_rico_tropic_terrors [ dead link ]
  6. "WFTDA Accepts 35 Apprentice Leagues Archived 2014-09-29 at the Wayback Machine ", WFTDA, 16 July 2012