In 2006, Disco Dervish created Orange County Roller Girls through the blood, sweat and tears of about 20 members. Since the early days, the league has been DIWO (do it with others). Under her leadership, the league grew to 12 teams, including home teams, competitive travel teams, co-ed roller derby, men's roller derby, and junior roller derby. Disco grew the league to compete on both flat and banked tracks, but more than that, she grew a community of diverse women united through roller derby.
Roller derby truly takes a village. OC Roller Derby would like to thank the following people for their time and talents:
Disco Dervish (aka Heather Shelton) - for having the dream that made OCRD a reality
Our Ref and NSO Crew - for keeping us in line
Our Volunteers - thank you to the derby widows and those who simply love to help out
Our Photographers - ToughGirlsOnEightWheels, Black Bicycle Photography, Chuck Gay - for giving us beautiful memories (that aren't bruises)
Our Fans - we love you!