in St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador
The league was established by two home-grown gals that had an itch that needed to be scratched and nothing that was already up and running could do the trick. They were looking for something that had just the right combination of athleticism, attitude, and expressive attire, but sadly it just wasn't out there. Instead of sitting on their hands (risking the manicure), these go-getters decided they would call out to the other ladies of St. John's and hope for a response. And what a response was received! Some preliminary research was completed, a Facebook group started and a couple of general interest meetings undergone, December 2009 the league was established. With some additional hard behind the scenes work and a great deal organization, January 13, 2010 was the first official practice for the 709 Derby Girls!