Brush up on the history of Roller Derby and its many forms: from the beginnings of the "Transcontinental Roller Derby" in the 1930s, to the wrestlemania-esque sport of spectacle in the 80s, to its rebirth in the 21st century as a sport rooted in the third-wave feminist movement.
In 2006, a trio of friends from Athens, Georgia, decided their hometown needed a women's roller derby league. From there, a group of women (and a few men) took on this labor of love. Explore the history of the creation of the Athens Roller Derby, now known as the Classic City Rollergirls.
2008-2012 were years full of loss, growth and change for CCRG. The league went through multiple leadership changes, applied to become a part of the WFTDA, moved to the Athens Arena, formed the Bad News B's B-Team and started the now-annual tradition of the Green Vs. Black Interleague bouts.
Since 2006, one of the Classic City Rollergirls' core values has been giving back to the Athens community. Browse a scrapbook of outreach projects that CCRG has participated in.