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Published on October 26th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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Meet Team England: Vagablonde

Name: Vagablonde

League Affiliation: London Rollergirls

Years Skating: 3

DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?

V: Always did sports when I was younger including netball, soccer, hockey, swimming, cycling and long distance rollerblading.

DL: Why did you want to be on Team England?

V: I have always dreamt of representing a country in a sport and being able to represent England in the World Cup is a dream come true.

DL: How did you feel when you found out you had made it as one of the top 20 skaters?

V: Really excited, this is not only an opportunity to play for England but to be part of Roller Derby history, I’m honoured.

DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?

V: Suzy Hotrod. She has an amazing ability to power through packs as a jammer, I often try and channel her when I’m having trouble with a game.

DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?

V: Roller Derby is as much of a mental game as it is a fitness game. If you can keep your mind in check half of your battle is won, then you need to train, train, train, OUTSIDE of your already allocated derby practices.

You can follow Team England on Twitter (@TeamEnglandRD), facebook, or visit their website if you’re interested in helping contribute funds to individual skaters or all of Team England to help them get to the 2011 World Cup.

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