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Women's Flat Track Derby Association Analysis

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Women’s flat track roller derby, as it is now known, stems from theatrical, violent and entertainment based roots. In its earliest incarnation it was more reminiscent of speed skating than the high intensity sport known seen around the world (English, 2014). However, within ten years of the most recent reincarnation, 450 new leagues had been created. As one of the fastest growing sports for females in America, The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) was created to act as a governing body in order to maintain order and unity in this rapidly growing field (WFTDA, 2014). Like most sports the growth of this leisure sport, brought about a shift in athletic ability. As the complexity of the rules developed and bouts became more competitive,
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