The Savannah Derby Devils formed in January 2006 during the international re-emergence of roller derby.
Led by Heather Hamilton Watson, a.k.a. Ms. DFiant, a small group of women began meeting regularly at Star Castle Family Entertainment center in hopes of forming a league. Most hadn’t skated since they were kids, and no one had every seen live roller derby before.
Since then, the league has continued to grow 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.
Skaters pay dues to play, and all members are expected to pitch in when it comes to planning events, fund raising, marketing and training.