Mission statement: “The Classic City Rollergirls are dedicated to advancing the sport of flat track derby, empowering league members, and enriching our community through athleticism, entrepreneurship, and charitable outreach through volunteering.”
Since our start in 2006, Classic City Rollergirls has grown into a spirited, tight-knit, hard-working fixture of the Athens sports scene. We pride ourselves on our outreach to the community, giving back to those who have offered us such support over the years. We’re also pretty proud of our facepaint.
As a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league, we strive to uphold the organization’s core values of being democratically-governed, athlete-driven, fundamentally inclusive, community-focused, innovative, and by-derby for-derby.
2006: Classic City Rollergirls were founded by Dayna Noffke (Zomberella), inspired by the Atlanta Rollergirls and other leagues that were part of the second wave of derby. By the end of the year, CCRG boasted over 30 skaters.
2007: The league split into two home teams, the Dames of Maim and the Hittin’ Misses, and held its first bout in April at Skate-A-Round USA in Athens, GA. We also rostered a travel team.
2009: We recombined into a single team.
2010: We debuted our B-team, the Bad News Bs.
2011: CCRG joined the WFTDA Apprenticeship program and moved its bouts to the Athens Arena to accommodate a growing legion of fans.
2012: The league completed its WFTDA apprenticeship, began the arduous process of achieving non-profit organization status, and continued to raise money to purchase a new skate court floor.
2013: We finished the year ranked 158 of 176 WFTDA-ranked leagues.
2014: CCRG outgrew the Athens Arena and began holding bouts at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. We finished the year ranked 162 of 225 WFTDA leagues.
2015: We finished the year ranked 146 of 275 WFTDA leagues.
2016: CCRG finally earned 501(c)3 non-profit status. We finished the year ranked 150 of 320 WFTDA leagues.
2017: CCRG won 8 of our 9 season games, bolstering our WFTDA ranking to 114 out of 335 leagues.