NEW YORK – (June 8, 2021) –Team Whistle, the global sports media and entertainment company today announced they will be celebrating LGBTQ+ pride month by airing a new Women’s Flat Track Derby Tournament from 2020 starting on June 1 everyday at 3PM ET on Whistle TV. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby and currently has one of the most inclusive gender statements in sport. Whistle TV, is Team Whistle’s free ad-supported sports and entertainment digital network available across OTT platforms including: Samsung, Vizio, Roku and many more.

The WFTDA Tournament Program supports high-quality hosted tournaments worldwide. The program aims to create roller derby events that provide rankings, play opportunities and support the organization's mission. Roller derby is a roller skating contact sport played by two teams of fifteen members. The association is committed to diversity and building a more inclusive, equitable environment in women's sports. Each tournament will run for 90 minutes.

“WFTDA roller derby is a community-focused sports organization that's committed to cultivating equity and accessibility for our members and fans alike. We’re excited to celebrate Pride Month with Whistle TV because it gives us the opportunity to showcase the sport we love and our vibrant, passionate community,” said Erica Vanstone, Executive Director of The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. “Our sport has been on hold during most of COVID-19, but we're thrilled for the opportunity to meet new fans as we rebuild roller derby.”

“At Whistle, we’re always trying to spotlight diverse voices in the sports world. The passion behind WFTDA tournaments is palpable, and matched only by the sports commitment to inclusion '' said Sarah Craig, Associate VP of Whistle TV. “It was a natural fit for us to partner to promote their incredible athletic program and celebrate the beauty of inclusivity for pride month.”

About Team Whistle:

Team Whistle is a sports and entertainment media company built to engage and activate today’s fans worldwide through positive and relatable content, wherever and however they want it. Team Whistle is a pioneer in the data-driven creation and distribution of positive and relatable content in sports and entertainment for young audiences globally. Team Whistle's proven portfolio of unscripted, scripted and interactive shows are available across its expansive social and AVOD media distribution network. The company's video content IP and audience combined with its powerful analytical, production and commercial capabilities serve to help brands, distributors, talent, sports leagues and media companies activate and engage consumers across the content ecosystem.

About Whistle TV:

Whistle TV is Team Whistle’s free ad-supported sports and entertainment digital network featuring original shows and premium library content from studios, networks and leagues across the industry. Whistle TV offers ad-supported content around the clock focusing on original shows and episodic series that are positive and relatable across OTT platforms including: Samsung, Vizio, Roku and many more.

About WFTDA:

The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an amateur sports organization and the global governing body for the sport of roller derby. Based in Austin, Texas, the mission of the WFTDA is to revolutionize the role of women, nonbinary, and gender-expansive members in sports through the collective voices of our community. We use our dynamic contact sport to catalyze change, envisioned by our women-led, democratically governed, and athlete-focused organization.To learn more, visit www.wftda.com.



Stacey Richman