Doors open- 4:30
Game - 7:30
How the Devils came to be...
Our Humble Beginnings
The rebirth of international roller derby spawned the birth of a movement in Savannah. In January of 2006, Heather Hamilton Watson (a.k.a., Ms. DFiant) organized a small group of women at the Star Castle Family Entertainment Center in hopes of forming a league. Most hadn’t skated since they were kids, and no one had ever seen live roller derby before. But they put in the time and effort, practicing and upping their game until they were ready to compete. The time of the Savannah Derby Devils had finally arrived.
Coming into Our Own
Fast forward several years. The league has grown in numbers, skill, athleticism and understanding of this evolving sport. Hundreds of women and men have laced up as skaters and referees, but only a few have made the commitment to the demanding schedule, pricey equipment, and physical and mental challenges that roller derby demands.
In 2014, Savannah Derby Devils became a Full Member League of the WFTDA, complete with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now, we are far more than a roller derby team. Skaters pay dues to play, and all members are expected to pitch in when it comes to planning events, fundraising, marketing and training.
Savannah has become as much a part of us as we have of it. We have a passion for making our city a better place, both through community initiatives and paving the way for future generations of women. Roller derby isn’t just a sport. It’s a mindset. It’s the knowledge that you can be a part of something bigger than yourself. From humble beginnings, our message has emerged. It is one of independence, empowerment, passion and teamwork.
We are fierce. We are women. We are here.