As the only women's, flat-track roller derby league in Montgomery County, MD, Free State Roller Derby (FSRD) is hometown and homegrown. Founded in November 2009, FSRD is 100 percent volunteer-run by a growing group of devoted skaters and Fresh Meat, and is backed by a dedicated crew of referees and non-skating officials (NSOs).
FSRD is building up a hard-working, hard-hitting team to represent Rockville and all of Montgomery County in the fantastic and fast-growing world of roller derby.
FSRD's mission is to provide an accessible way to empower skaters of all skill levels to learn and play the sport of all-women's flat track roller derby, develop self-confidence, and increase fitness in a safe, supportive, diverse, and welcoming environment.
ABOUT THE BLACK-EYED SUZIES
Named for Maryland's state flower, the Black-Eyed Suzies are FSRD's founding team. The Suzies offer both beginner and experienced skaters the opportunity to play and learn the sport of roller derby in an accessible, supportive community, welcoming women of all ages and skating levels.