Fort Wayne Derby Girls Draw Record Crowd on February 14th

(February 18, 2009) On Saturday, February 14, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls hosted their 2nd bout of the 2009 season at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and drew a record crowd for their organization. 1,400 fans came out to support the local non-profit sports organization and witness a double victory as Fort Wayne’s SWAT Team defeated No Coast’s Road Warriors 108 to 50 and Fort Wayne’s All Stars, the Bomb Squad, defeated No Coast’s Mad Maxxines 100 to 40. Both teams now boast a 2-0 record for 2009 and the Bomb Squad’s performance thus far this season promises to propel them up the national rankings.

Tickets are now on sale for all remaining bouts at the Coliseum.
Upcoming bouts:
Saturday, March 28 vs. Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville, TN
Saturday, April 11 vs. Steel City Derby Demons, Pittsburgh, PA

All events are doubleheaders between the league’s all-star and junior varsity teams. The junior varsity plays first, starting at 6:00 p.m. For current rankings and a complete list of rules, visit To find out more about your local derby girls, visit

About Fort Wayne Derby Girls Inc.
Roller derby, once a common sport in mid-’70s, has staged a comeback. Fort Wayne is at the pinnacle of Indiana’s roller derby resurgence. Since October 2005, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, has raised $31,000 for local women’s and children’s charities. Charities benefiting from its efforts include: SCAN, Erin’s House, Charis House, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Hoosier Burn Camp, Great Lakes Burn Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity- Women Build, Easter Seals ARC, Turnstone Center for Disabled Children, Victim’s Assistance Program, Make A Wish Foundation, Black Pine Animal Zoo, Ft Wayne Women’s Bureau and Crossroad Children’s Home.

Photos by Doug Dalton

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Kristin E. Goetterman says ... on Friday, Feb 20 at 6:16 PM

Thanks for the great coverage of such an amazing organization! It is nice to see some good news around town and they certain bring it!! I hope you continue to cover these events and what an impact they have on our community! We should be grateful!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Feb 20 at 6:22 PM

Story by Miss Jane Redrum

Bonnie Moffett says ... on Saturday, Feb 21 at 8:41 AM

Whenever the derby girls have a bout, I watch for the scores on the sports report but you don't report them. Why not?

Pink PAINther says ... on Saturday, Feb 21 at 8:41 PM

Not sure but good question. In our eyes it is. Anyone that has ever played this game knows that. It is extremely agressive and competitive. We are hoping one day to bring home the title of National Champs! We love the Fort Wayne!

BayBomber says ... on Monday, Oct 12 at 3:25 PM

are you kidding? you want scores reported by the local media? LOL a bunch of women in fishnets and other assorted halloween costumes want their scores reported. what next? women in fishnets playing ice hockey?

BayBomber says ... on Monday, Oct 12 at 3:28 PM

By the way, that "common sport" played in the 1970's drew 50,118 fans in Chicago in September of 1972. Too bad the gals in Fort Wayne fell just a "tad" short.

pinkpainther says ... on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 5:30 PM

I would like to see you in skates. Anytime you want to see if you can take me down on skates BRING IT! You must have short man syndrom or worse!

pinkpainther says ... on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 5:38 PM

tad short? It was a sold out crowd. Pretty sure the expo center holds more than 118 people. Tool!

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