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What’s your Roller Derby Name?

As The Roller Derby Athlete by Ellen Parnavelas launches today, is has inspired me to find out what my roller derby name would be. According to the website Rollers and Revellers my roller derby name is Black Rose.

For those of you that have not heard of roller derby, it’s a unique fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s, but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book.

Roller derby has become one of the world’s fast-growing new sports, and there are now more than 1,000 leagues worldwide.

The Roller Derby Athlete is ideal for beginners and experienced skaters, who are looking for a book that covers roller derby from a practical perspective. The book offers advice on tactics, fitness, training, injury prevention and nutrition.

The author Ellen Parnavelas writes the popular roller derby blog secretdiaryofarookierollergirl and plays for London Rollergirls.

With the new book, my new roller derby name, now all I need to do is dust off my old roller skates and find a local roller derby team that will have me – wish me luck!

The Roller Derby Athlete publishes today priced £16.99, order your copy direct from the Bloomsbury website or on Amazon.

To find out your Roller Derby name, visit the Rollers and Revellers website.

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