Formed in 2006, the Dutchland Derby Rollers are a do-it-yourself flat track roller derby league, born as just an idea from a group of gals who love to don eight wheels and skate. We dedicate ourselves to athleticism and community involvement while delivering a strong, positive female image to South Central Pennsylvania.
March 2, 2014
LANCASTER, March 3, 2014 – On December 4, 2014 roller derby players from around the world will face-off in Dallas, TX at the 6,000+ seat Coliseum, on Dallas’ famous State Fair of Texas grounds, to compete in the 2nd Roller Derby World Cup, sponsored by Blood and Thunder Magazine.
The first Roller Derby World Cup was held in December 2011 in Toronto with thirteen competing countries. The 2011 World Cup brought global attention to the fastest growing sport in the world.
Dutchland Derby Rollers (DDR), Lancaster’s premier flat-track roller derby team and proud member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), are pleased to announce that one of their own has been selected to represent Team Spain at this year’s competition. Ana Ross, better known as The Spanish Incollision, had her first bout with The Dutchland Derby Rollers in 2008 and is currently a member of the leagues' nationally ranked All-Star team. Ross was selected for Team Spain on January 6, 2014 via a video submission highlighting bout, scrimmage and practice skills.
“It was so exciting to find out I had been selected and such an honor to be chosen with 34 other amazing skaters to represent my heritage and a country and culture I love so much,” said Ross. “I have so much to work on to keep improving as a skater and lots and lots of work logistically to make this all happen.”
Besides the athletic requirements, a member of Team Spain, who not current living in Spain, had to either exhibit Spanish citizenship or the ability to claim Spanish citizenship via family heritage that would allow someone to become a citizen without any of the residency length-of-time requirements. Ross’ mother is from Spain and still has Spanish citizenship, as well as, her entire extended family on her maternal side still lives in Spain. There is one other person from the States on the roster, one from Ontario, one from Portugal, and 2 from England.