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Roller Derby Nederland

Roller Derby Nederland

Promoting Roller Derby since 2017


Roller Derby Nederland represents the interest of our members by advocating for the recognition of our sport as a professional discipline and supporting them to compete on a national and international level.

We are part of a supportive and inclusive community of athletes, coaches, officials and fans who share a passion for the sport and a dedication to excellence. We will actively promote these values among our members and in the wider sports community.

Furthermore, we aim to create a sense of community and camaraderie among our members, fostering a culture of collaboration and support. We believe that by working together, we can achieve greater success in the sports world.

At our Sports bond, we are committed to empowering our members to reach their goals and to make a positive impact through sports.

What else does Roller Derby Nederland do?

At occasional meetings with e.g. the World Organisation (WFTDA), we sense changes within the Roller Derby World and inform our member leagues about possible new developments.

We also recognise the occasional National Champs Tournament (Nationaal Kampioenschap, NK), which can be organised and hosted by one or multiple leagues.

Along with the representation of the leagues, the bond also provides support to the leagues with their questions. Members can also support the bond by joining commitees, which are the task-forces for creating resources for the leagues.

Roller Derby Nederland has committed to the charter for diversity and inclusion of the NOC*NSF and is participating member of the according committee.

What does "accepted as a professional sport" mean?

Being accepted as a professional sport means that the sport is officially recognized by governing bodies and industry organizations as a legitimate and viable career path for athletes. This recognition typically comes with a range of benefits, including access to funding, resources, and infrastructure, as well as the ability to secure sponsorships and endorsements.

Overall, being accepted as a professional sport is a critical step in the development and growth of a sport, and can help to ensure its long-term sustainability and success. It can also help to raise the profile and recognition of the sport, attracting new fans, followers, and ressources, and positioning it as a legitimate and respected discipline within the sports world.

Who can join the bond?

All Roller Derby Leagues that play by the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) or similar rulesets including Shorttrack and Junior Roller Derby (JRDA) can join the bond. You will have to agree to the statutes as well as statements on diversity & inclusion and a code of conduct.

I want to start a Roller Derby league, can you help me?

Please send an eMail to to determine if and how we can support your great idea.

Where can I get more information?

Our general inbox is

Regarding finances and member contracts, please refer to

Our president can be contacted at

Latest news

October 11, 2023

🌈 Happy Coming Out Day! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

May today be a celebration of love, authenticity, and the beautiful spectrum of identities that make our world richer and more inclusive.
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September 27, 2023

Diversity & Inclusion meeting Roller Derby Nederland

D&I is a topic that is high on the agenda for RDN, and we would like to see a continues discussion and effort to keep learning and growing all together.…
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July 12, 2023

Welcome our new secretary

Rollerderby Nederland are excited and give a give big welcome to our new secretary Kim! We look forward to working together and achieving new milestones in the world of sports.…

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Meet Team Nederland

Team Nederland (WFTDA gender policy) and Team Nederland Mannen are our National Teams, representing the Netherlands at Tournaments like the nations cup and as travel teams to compete with other countries.

The team members are talented skaters from our leagues who are selected by a self-chosen jury.

As soon as a new try-out process is carried out, we will inform all members on our social media channels.

News about Team Nederland (WFTDA gender policy) will also be published via the following social media links:

To join Team Nederland Mannen, please contact one of the following leagues:

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September 27, 2023

Team NL Dames Try-Outs Announcement

Get ready to showcase your skills and join our winning team! We are excited to announce that try-outs for Team NL Dames will take place on: Sunday, October 15th at…
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January 20, 2023

Wake Up! Team Nederland needs you.

Are you ready to be part of a unique adventure? Roller Derby try-outs for the Dutch National team (Dames) are coming and you can join them! They are not only…