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!

The Unicorn Girls Jam at Mile End This September!

Unigirlz in association with Sidewalk Magazine, Girl Skate UK and Parlour Skatestore would like to invite you to the second edition of the most exciting female skateboarding event in London – SIDEWALK UNICORN GIRL SKATE JAM 2014!

Dora Horvath with a kickflip front board at last years competition!

Again we’ll be rocking at the legendary Mile End Skate Park in London on Sunday 14th of September. Come and take part in the jam which will be carried out in two categories, basic and advanced level. Followed by the Best Trick comp over the hip and… boys Best Trick (!) we’ll also be holding a graffiti comp for female artists only.

Other attractions include a super tasty BBQ and great music throughout the day with even more to be announced soon so join us to finish the Summer season in style!

Check out last years jam edit below, and the 2013 gallery here

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Go join our Facebook event and stay tuned for updates!

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

SGP Summer Jam 2014 Write Up!

This summer has been an awesome one for girls skateboarding, our Push The Prom event for Go Skateboarding Day kicked off the summer, followed by Jenna Selbys Annual UK Girl Skate Jam the weekend after. Earlier this month Rokeo launched their online store and then the SGP Summer Jam took place on the 12th July at The Front Skatepark in Weymouth!

Gutted we couldn’t make it, we caught up with the girls afterwards to find out what went down! 20140727-003229.jpg

 

“Saturday’s skate girl’s productions summer jam was an awesome success. We had a great turn out of girls, lots of skaters, bmxers, scooters and inliners!! There was something for everyone. We wondered where all these girls have been hiding! There were girls from Weymouth, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Sherborne, Bristol, Essex, London and even Ireland.

Girls travelled far and wide to come visit our seaside town!! Some even skated the prom alongside the seaside as it was such a nice day. We got to chat to some of the girls who were there and they were blown away with the variety and friendliness of the front skate park.

 

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We introduced some beginner skate sessions from Harriet Alana which had a great turnout! Girls that scooted and bmx’d gave it a go! The girls and boys loved the mini jam we surprised them with, we got the girls on the ramps and gave out loads of prizes! From stickers to SGP new apparel! The boys got involved helping cheer them on! The music was amazing!

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All the Music artists were such a great addition to the skating and the atmosphere. The front skate park have just introduced a new roll in which we used the base as the stage so the bands and musicians felt right at home in the park. We had a special guest skating and performing on the day! All the way from Ireland, musician SOAK joined us, just fresh back from performing at Glastonbury and a keen skater, she was happy getting involved and played a set of her beautiful tunes.

We had some some great stalls from Brah boys and Bahru, they both offer a unique skate/surf style that are constantly getting noticed. We ran our own tie dye table that went down a treat, people got to pick out a tee or bring their own and then tie dye the tees with crazy colours.20140727-003251.jpg

Everyone who was helping out on the day had a great time. We can’t thank the Volunteers, musicians, stalls and everyone who came to support the day enough, we were a giant team! Everybody enjoyed the day as much as the riders and spectators! All the girls and boys that came all had great attitudes and were so thrilled to have a day like this!

We asked people if they were interested in more events like this and there was YES’S from everyone!! Having such positive feedback from everyone has DEFINATLY made us start thinking about more events already! We are going to bring more and more people from around the country to our town as well as us collaborating with other towns and cities, to spread positive events all around, still helping to build confidence in individuals! We’re going to put Weymouth and skate girls productions on the map in this new movement. We are already arranging a girl’s session at the park already as we recently became managers of The Front.

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We’re on it! We want to get all abilities skating all over the country, all helping each other out. Its such a nice environment and supportive people pushing the girls skating team, like one big family that we are over the moon to be a part of and hope to reach across sea’s one day soon as well. What we have in store for everyone and our local town is too good to miss, follow our journey and be a part of it too.

I think overall seeing all the newly interested girls taking part and giving skating a go is what we totally appreciate

fighting the fear and going for something that can be looked at as a little scary, keep it up everyone, boys and girls, adults and children, keeping having ago and if you fall off like us, just hop back on and shake it off!”

 

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RAD! We can’t wait for next year!

There are a few more girls events planned for this summer, Keep your diaries free for September 7th (More on this to come very soon!) and the week after on 14th September will see the 2nd Annual Unicorn Girls Jam at Mile End Skatepark in London!
We have teamed up with Sidewalk & Organiser Zofia to bring you an even bigger & better event this year! We can’t wait!

Words from Rosie Flaherty & Sadie Osborne of Skate Girls Productions
Photos from Laura Bond & George Roper

 

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