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Update: 9 European teams added to WFTDA Apprentice Program

Great news for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced the new apprentice leagues, including 9 from Europe. This brings the total to 37 European WFTDA affiliated leagues.

There are 18 Apprentice leagues in Europe

Amsterdam
Apocalypse
Bordeaux
Copenhagen
Dolly
Dublin
Hellfire
Herault
Gothenburg
Kallio
Karlsruhe
Middlesbrough
Nantes
Newcastle
One Love
Oslo
Ruhrpott
Seaside

There are 19 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Gent
Glasgow
Helsinki
Leeds
Lincolnshire
London
London Rockin Rollers
Nidaros
Paris
Rainy City
Sheffield
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Tiger Bay
Windsor

That means 23 of the top 30 teams in Europe are WFTDA affiliated. Congratulations!

Update: Paris, Sheffield and Tiger Bay become full WFTDA teams

Great news for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced the graduation of 3 European Apprentice leagues in to full members. There are now 12 WFTDA Apprentice leagues and 16 full WFTDA leagues in Europe.

There are 12 Apprentice leagues in Europe

Apocalypse
Copenhagen
Dolly
Hellfire
Gothenburg
London Rockin Rollers
Middlesbrough
Nidaros
One Love
Oslo
Rainy City
Ruhrpott

There are 16 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Gent
Glasgow
Helsinki
Leeds
Lincolnshire
London
Paris
Sheffield
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Tiger Bay
Windsor

That means 21 of the top 25 teams in Europe are WFTDA affiliated. Congratulations!

Update: 3 European teams added to WFTDA Apprentice Program

Great news for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced the new apprentice leagues, including 3 from Europe. This brings the total to 28 European WFTDA affiliated leagues.

There are 15 Apprentice leagues in Europe

Apocalypse
Copenhagen
Dolly
Hellfire
Gothenburg – new
London Rockin Rollers
Middlesbrough – new
Nidaros
One Love
Oslo
Paris
Rainy City
Ruhrpott – new
Sheffield
Tiger Bay

There are 13 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Gent
Glasgow
Helsinki
Leeds
Lincolnshire
London
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Windsor

That means 19 of the top 20 teams in Europe are WFTDA affiliated. Congratulations to the new apprentice leagues!

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Update: Leeds and Stuttgart become full WFTDA teams

A further development for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced that Leeds and Stuttgart have graduated from the WFTDA apprenticeship program and are now full WFTDA teams. This brings the total to 25 European WFTDA affiliated leagues.

There are 12 WFTDA apprentice leagues in Europe:

Apocalypse
Copenhagen
Dolly
Hellfire
London Rockin Rollers
Nidaros
One Love
Oslo
Paris
Rainy City
Sheffield
Tiger Bay

There are 13 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe:

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Gent
Glasgow
Helsinki
Leeds
Lincolnshire
London
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Windsor

That means 18 of the top 20 teams in Europe are WFTDA affiliated.

Update: Track Queens and Rankings

The tournament Track Queens: Battle Royal has had a huge impact on the rankings. It showed that all the competing teams (with the exception of London Brawling) are of a similar ability, meaning competition between European leagues is even more fierce. Before the tournament the lowest ranked team was Helsinki, who were number 22 on the rankings, now the lowest ranked team is Crime City at 16. This proves the high quality of these teams and makes the future of this sport in Europe even more exciting.
Here is how the top 20 looks after this weekend:

1. London Brawling (1)
2. London Brawl Saints
3. Stockholm (3)
4. Berlin (2)
5. Rainy City
6. Glasgow (9)
7. Central City (10)
8. Auld Reekie (4)
9. Gent (6)
10. Helsinki (5)
11. London Rockin Rollers
12. Brighton
13. Leeds (7)
14. Hellfire
15. Tiger Bay
16. Crime City (8)
17. Stuttgart
18. Paris
19. Middlesbrough
20. Hot Wheel

Update: 5 European teams added to WFTDA Apprentice Program

Great news for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced the new apprentice leagues, including 5 from Europe. This brings the total to 24 European WFTDA affiliated leagues.

The list of Apprentice leagues in Europe has grown to 15

Apocalypse
Copenhagen – new
Dolly – new
Gent
Hellfire – new
Leeds
London Rockin Rollers – new
Nidaros – new
One Love
Paris
Rainy City
Sheffield
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Tiger Bay

There are 9 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Glasgow
Helsinki
Lincolnshire
London
Windsor

That means 17 of the top 20 teams in Europe are WFTDA affiliated. Congratulations to the new apprentice leagues!

Update: 5 European teams added to WFTDA Apprentice Program

Great news for European roller derby as WFTDA has announced the new apprentice leagues, including 5 from Europe. This brings the total to 19 European WFTDA affiliated leagues.

The list of Apprentice leagues in Europe has grown to 11

Apocalypse – new
Gent
Helsinki
Leeds
One Love – new
Paris
Rainy City – new
Sheffield – new
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Tiger Bay – new

There are 8 Full WFTDA leagues in Europe

Auld Reekie
Berlin
Central City
Crime City
Glasgow
Lincolnshire
London
Windsor

That means of the top 15 teams in europe, 14 are WFTDA affiliated. Congratulations to the new apprentice leagues!