About Danni

Skateboarder, Creative & Daydreamer from Kent, currently residing in pretty Yorkshire. Camp Coordinator at Camp WeSC and always looking to support & help grow the UK girl scene!

UK Girl Skate Jam review and full gallery online now!!

013_Julia_FlipThe Girl Skate Jam is the longest established female skateboarding competition in the UK, this being it’s 13th outing – again held at the Pioneer Skate Park in St Albans. 38 girls and ladies entered in all with more turning up to get a chance to roll around the park in the 2 hour jam.

“So many little ones turned up to watch the older girls that it seemed only fair to give them their own comp. This was swiftly followed by the under 18′s comp with Brighton local Josie Millard hammering away at tricks. this girl has super nice style (pretty much verging on ninja…) and it was great to watch her landing the backside flip on the bank and her clean flip up the step up.

There were so many girls entered into the over 18′s comp that it made it pretty difficult for the judges to decide. Black eye of the day went to Fran who up until the point of her accident had been skating really well – but face planting the floor never unfortunately helps anyones cause!

Weather had looked a bit dicky all day and of course within 10 minutes of being outside on the miniramp it pelted it down. The majority of the riders had at least got one run in. But Julia Brueckler’s back to back tricks (involving switch blunts!) pretty much nailed it for her.

The last group comp of the day was the sponsored event and tricks just went down. It was to be the head to head between Austria’s Julia Brueckler and Lucy Adams that really rounded off the day. So many tricks went down that I had to email the girls afterwards just to get an idea of what they had done! Over all Julia landed the most tricks and was awarded first place.

Amazing day and fun times were had down the pub afterwards with a early happy birthday drink to Girl Skate UK’s Danni Gallacher.

A big thank you has to go out to all of the sponsors – Chocolate, Lakai, Death, Animal, Rogue, Nikita, Roam and Seek, Rubicon, Vans, Rokeo, Cooler and Story…plus Andrew Selby for the hand crafted trophies (amazing results year on year!).

A massive thank you also has to go out to all the volunteers who continue to make this comp the success it is – Leigh, Kat, Charlie, Beckie, Matt, Wil, Ali, Glen, Ben, Marguerite and Geoff. And the Management Committee – Sue, Annette, Anne and Andy K – at Pioneer Skatepark for helping make it such a good day. Thanks guys!!”

Words & Photography by Jenna Selby. Check out the full results below & for a more extensive review including all the tricks that went down, head over to the Sidewalk site here!

Results:

Sponsored:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Emma Fastesson Lindgren

Over 18:
1st – Anita Almonte
2nd – Charlotte Thatcher
3rd – Aimy Brady

Under 18:
1st – Josie Millard
2nd – Savannah Keenan
3rd – Lucy Tomlin

Groms:
1st – Georgia Scott
2nd – Emily Holt
3rd – Tabitha Saunders

Miniramp:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Aimy Brady

London x Hawaii girls edit

Jordan Taylor Serpentini & Roxzi Bokolas came to London for their last pitstop on their European tour before heading home to Hawaii.

We met up with the girls to show them around London and film a few tricks while we were there.

Look out for an interview from the girls in the coming weeks, but for now check out the edit from the day!

#SKATEHOUR for Skateistan

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You’ve heard of Earth Hour right? Now we present to you SKATE HOUR. No need to turn out the lights, just get on your skateboard for Skateistan THIS SATURDAY!

Cooler Mag has teamed up with Mafia TV in a bid to raise money for Skateistan in their latest fundraising drive.

They plan to get everyone on a board for a Skate Hour at 6PM GMT tomorrow (Saturday 19th July) – To take part in the campaign, grab your board and hit the streets or your favourite park, then at 6pm upload a photo to instagram or twitter and use the hashtag #SKATEHOUR with your location and then donate to Skateistan. No donation is too small, every little helps!

“Skate and donate! All it takes is a matter of minutes to do something good and help us get an awesome collection of snaps from around the world.

Plus there are prizes from Vans, WeSC, Volcom, Roxy, Lovenskate and Stance Socks up for grabs for those who tag a picture in that hour and donate. We will choose our favourites for a special gallery and online vote!”

Find out more on the campaign to Keep Skateistan Rolling here.

Read more from Cooler Mag here

PUSH THE PROM GALLERY & COMP EDIT NOW LIVE!

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Sorry it’s taken a while to get these shots by David Lawrie up on the site, we have been SUPER busy skateboarding this month and have hardly been at home! We have however managed to put together a few clips of our … Continue reading

SGP SUMMER JAM THIS WEEKEND IN WEYMOUTH

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Join the Skate Girls Productions team at the Front Skatepark in Weymouth on Saturday the 12th July 2014 for a day of sun, skating, music, crafts, tie dye and more!

Girls only jam with some informal coaching, all ages and abilities welcome!

An after party will take place for the 18+ crowd at the Lazy Lizard, please see the poster below for more info!

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Sadie & Rosie have been working hard to bring you this event so if you’re in the area please show your support and head along to be Front Skatepark in Weymouth this weekend for a rad day out!

Check out the event trailer below…

#Like A Girl: The Gender Agenda

Always have just released this new and moving advert about what it means to act “Like a girl”

The ad starts off interviewing teenagers, asking them what it means to run, throw and fight “like a girl”. A group of young girls are then asked the same questions, and the results were quite different…

In skateboarding, we often hear that we “Skate like a girl” (funnily enough) and to “Man up”. In an article with Huff post, Laura Maw expands on the impact of these phrases on young minds.

“Both phrases impose strict gender boundaries without concern for individual identity – and they frankly don’t do anyone any favours: girls learn that acting ‘like a girl’ is ridiculed, resulting in deep internalised misogyny, a lack of self-worth and confidence; boys learn that displaying any traits commonly associated with girls or femininity is ridiculed and so restrict their emotional expression.”

Boys and girls are told different things growing up, but the overriding message is clear: ideological masculinity is to be aimed for, and ideological femininity (AKA acting ‘like a girl’) is to be avoided at all costs.

The comedian Robin Ince recently reminded us in a Tweet that manliness is just as ludicrous a concept as girliness:

“The other day, someone told me to ‘man up’, so I painted a flag on my face and started crying when someone kicked a thing wrongly.”

It seems that it works both ways, and that we are all a little bit sexist!

Tell us what YOU think in the comments.

#likeagirl

Coolers ‘Top Ten Cities to Cruise’

Cooler Mag have posted up their ‘Top 10′ cities (From Cooler Issue 44 – Spring/Summer 2014) that can offer us a relaxed and chilled cruise with long roads & smooth concrete. Now, where did we put our suitcase?!

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2) MAGALUF

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**We can vouch for this one! Over 100 skaters turned up for our “Push The Prom event for Go Skateboarding Day last month (Watch the footage here!)**

Click HERE for the full City run down…

Keep Skateistan Rolling

IT’S KEEP SKATEISTAN ROLLING TIME!

As a part of the summer 2014 “Keep Skateistan Rolling” drive, Skateistan will release a series of new Skateistan photo stories, as well as a new video that features Skateistan student and youth leader Madina.

The short-film above gives you a glimpse into the daily life of an amazing young woman whose life has been positively impacted by Skateistan’s programs, told by Madina in her own words.

“This July we’re aiming to raise $20,000 (USD) and we need your help to KEEP SKATEISTAN ROLLING. By joining our biannual fundraising drive you can empower Afghan, Cambodian and South African youth.”

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The photo stories will be shared across their social media and will give you an idea of how your donations provide new opportunities and enrich the lives of Skateistan’s students, especially girls in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

You can donate straight to the fund here or alternatively, buy something from their shop to help raise funds.

Don’t miss out and be sure to follow both their Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for regular updates!