WFTDA Code of Conduct
The WFTDA is the global governing body for the sport of flat track roller derby and we represent a thriving and diverse roller derby community. Recognizing the immense breadth and depth of our global diversity, we also recognize the common values that unite us as members of the WFTDA.
The WFTDA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, parental status, pregnancy status, marital status, political affiliation, military and veteran status, as well as mental health status, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, or physical appearance. The membership of the WFTDA is united by these values, and we celebrate our differences. We will not tolerate sexism, racism, transphobia or homophobia. We will work continuously to combat the effects of discrimination in our leagues and in our communities.
All Member Leagues are expected to make the commitment to call out discrimination when it appears in our communities. We expect that all Member Leagues will continually work to decolonize their organizations, act with integrity and fight racism, transmisogyny, sexism, transphobia and ableism, and develop a firm understanding of intersectionality and the many ways in which racism contributes to further marginalization of all our communities.
We put forth this code of conduct and set of values, not because we anticipate bad behavior, but because we believe in the already exceptional level of respect among our membership, member leagues and the affiliates within those organizations. We believe that articulating our values and accountabilities to one another reinforces that respect and provides us with clear avenues to correct our culture should it ever stray. We commit to enforce and evolve this code as our membership grows.
The contents of this document are concepts we encourage members and member leagues to apply to their lives in and outside of the WFTDA. This Code of Conduct applies to member interactions in various areas of our shared roller derby lives, including all events hosted by the WFTDA, shared online spaces, social media, member-to-member events and games, member-to-non-member events and games, and any time our membership is representing the WFTDA.
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Tournament Code of Conduct
The WFTDA Tournament Code of Conduct is a document that covers all participants at official WFTDA tournaments and events, inclusive of skaters, officials, volunteers, participants, registrants, attendees, and fans. This Code is specific to events hosted by the WFTDA and is intended to cover event specific behaviors and expectations. It does not supercede the WFTDA Code of Conduct, which is still in effect for participants, skaters, officials, and volunteers.