Seaside Siren Roller Girls victorious over Kent Roller Girls in season opener

The Seaside Siren Roller Girls emerged victorious after taking on the Kent Roller Girls on Saturday (22nd February) at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre in the first game of the season.
 
The Seaside Sirens have been training hard to ensure a winning start to their fourth year of playing competitively and kick started 2014 with a game that was guaranteed to be hard and tactical.
 
Jammers, Gail (Force Ten Gail) Heather, Jade (Killer Bite) O’Neill, and Ellie (Ella-Gnaw) Punter fought through strong walls to put initial points on the board while the Sirens blockers formed strong dynamic walls to hold the Kent jammers back. An early power jam in the first jam, saw Force Ten Gail rack up 22 points.
 
April O’Steel for Kent put the first points on the board in the third jam but was quickly closed down by being sent to the penalty box, giving Killer Bite the chance to gain points in a power jam, although coming up against strong, defensive walls.
 
Acid Trip for Kent Roller Girls proved tough to hold back, with her strength and drive forcing the Sirens to stay tight and close her down, but she gained lead jammer over Killer Bite who was recycled to the back of the pack by Kent’s blockers.
 
Force Ten Gail’s speed and agility really came into play when Kent’s Diagnosis Mauler picked up lead jammer with Gail breaking through the pack shortly afterwards, chasing down Mauler and forcing her to call the jam off before she scored any points. Pack speed remained fast, forcing all skaters on the track to be light on their feet and think quickly.
 
At the end of the first half, the score stood at 124 to the Sirens and 41 to Kent.
 
In the second half, Kent continued to nip at the heels of the Sirens lead while both teams racked up penalties leaving blockers depleted and giving jammers better scope to get through and put points on the board.
 
Hula Gunn spent the game providing super offense for her jammers, ensuring the Sirens stayed in the lead while her blocking with Katy Peril and The Bexorcist remained formidable.
 
The final score was 233 to the Seaside Sirens and 125 to the Kent Roller Girls.
 
And the award winners were delighted to be presented with the Sirens newest medals, engraved with the game and date details!
 
Kent Roller Girls Best Blocker: Whizz Skid

Kent Roller Girls Best Jammer: Acid Trip

Kent Roller Girls Most Valuable Player: Demi Lition
 
Sirens Best Blocker: Katy Peril

Sirens Best Jammer: Ella-Gnaw

Sirens Most Valuable Player: Frocky Balboa
 
The Seaside Sirens will continue their bouting season by taking on Newcastle Roller Girls The Canny Belters on Saturday 29th March at their home venue, Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre visit www.seasidesirens.co.uk for more information.
 
Photo © Andrew Sims

November Pain! 26/11/2011 – Buy Tickets

“AND WHEN YOUR FEARS SUBSIDE AND SHADOWS STILL REMAIN, OH YEA,
I KNOW THAT YOU CAN LOVE ME WHEN THERE’S NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME.
SO NEVERMIND THE DARKNESS WE STILL CAN FIND A WAY,
NOTHIN’ LASTS FOREVER EVEN COLD NOVEMBER PAIN!”

The Seaside Siren Roller Girls are finishing 2011 with a bang… A HEAD BANG!

Bout 1: GUNS v ROSES!
Two mixed teams made up of our own Seaside Siren Roller Girls battle it out for the title of HEAVY METAL GODS! Will it be guns up and the roses get shot down, or will the rose’s thorns prick as they grow away with the title? Anything could happen with the first ever LIVE SIREN ON SIREN action!

Headliner Bout: MENS ROLLER DERBY, SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT v LINCOLNSHIRE ROLLING THUNDER!
The derby boys we all know and love are hitting the track for the FIRST TIME EVER in Southend with big skills, bigger hits, and even bigger mouths! You’ve NEVER seen derby played like this before, and you DO NOT want to miss it!

As well as the on track action there will be the usual awesome vendor stalls, Roller Derby merch stalls, a DJ playing head banging metal tunes, and a FULLY STOCKED BAR.

But wait… there’s more!

IT’S FANCY DRESS!
Think you can backcomb your do’ the highest? Get your leather trousers the tightest? Rock your cowboy boots the finest? HOW MUCH OF AN 80’S METALHEAD ARE YOU?! Get your BEST metal kit out on bout day and win TWO FREE TICKETS to the first bout in 2012, some awesome SSRG swag, and more!

WHERE: Southend Tennis and Leisure Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA
WHEN: Saturday, 26th November. Doors at 1pm, first bout 2pm.
WHO: All ages!
TICKETS: ON SALE NOW! http://bit.ly/pain-tix

Your bout wristband gets you FREE entry to the fourth Seaside Sirens afterparty, which are becoming infamous in their own right (18 and up only please).

WHERE: The Alex (upstairs), 53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW

“GET YOURSELF TOGETHER, DRINK TILL YOU DROP, FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW, AND HAVE ANOTHER SHOT!” – SLASH

Seaside Siren Roller Girls present: 2nd Annual Seaside Siren Summer Jam!

It’s that time of year again.. time for the Sirens to show what summer at the seaside is all about!
It’ll be a night of fun and surprises featuring LOCAL DJs and LIVE BANDS (to be announced soon), the best cupcakes this side of the Atlantic, and saweet merchandise stalls! The venue will be rammed with Sirens’ spreading the derby love so stop by our stall to learn more about Roller Derby and find out how you can get involved.

WHERE: Club Riga, 228 London Road, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, SS0 7JG

WHEN: Saturday, 23rd July

TIME: 19:00 – LATE

WHO: 18+ Please

HOW MUCH: £5.00 on the door

Come and have an amazing night while supporting your local Roller Girls, and when you see a hottie in an SSRG shirt – buy her a shot! xxx

*Please note this is an over 18 event

Seaside Siren Roller Girls present: BEACH, BASH, BOSH!

After the success of our first bout, we’re thrilled to announce another exciting day of LIVE ROLLER DERBY ACTION in Southend!

BEACH, BASH, BOSH will be a another double header corker beginning with two teams – Lifeguards v Beach Babes – made up of skaters from different leagues from all around the country, facing off for the title of toughest chic on the beach.

The main event will see Southend’s own Seaside Siren Roller Girls taking on that OTHER seaside town, Brighton Rockers Roller Derby! Both the Sirens and the Rockers had SMASH wins in their debut bouts, so this will be a tough match up that will finally prove which seaside town reigns supreme!

Merchandise stalls, a full bar, and loads more! It promises to be a full-on, heavy-hitting, heart-racing, good time!

– Where: Garon’s Park Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA

– When: Saturday, 18th June 2011

– Doors: 1:00pm

– Who: All ages welcome!

– Tickets: £10.50 – On sale now!

Join us after the match at the Sirens’ local watering hole to celebrate! FREE entry with all bout wristbands, or £3 on the door (18+ only please).

– Where: The Alex, 53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW

We’ll see you there! xxx

– If you would like to advertise your company in our program, hold a merchandise stall on the day, or register as a photographer, please email admin@seasidesirenrollergirls.com.

The Seaside Siren Roller Girls present: BRAWL AT SEA!

The Seaside Siren Roller Girls are beyond excited to announce our FIRST EVER home bout, BRAWL AT SEA! It will be a double-header match-up, with two bouts for the price of one, and the best day out Southend has ever seen!

Bout one sees the Pirates vs the Sailors – two teams made up of skaters from different leagues from all around the country – facing off to settle their longstanding rivalry once and for all and see who will take… that final walk… off the plank!

The main event sees Southend’s own Seaside Siren Roller Girls vs the Norfolk Brawds facing off to see who will take home the glory and be named fiercest competitor of these isles!

Plus a full bar, merchandise stalls, half-time entertainment, and loads more! It promises to be a full-on, heavy hitting, heart racing, good time!

  • Where: Garon’s Park Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA
  • When: Saturday, 23rd April 2011
  • Doors: 1:00pm
  • Who: All ages welcome!
  • Tickets: ON SALE NOW! See our link at the top of the home page for more!

Join us after the match at the Sirens’ local watering hole to celebrate! FREE entry with all bout wristbands, or £3 on the door (18+ only please).

  • Where: The Alex, 53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW

We’ll see you there maties! xxx

- If you would like to advertise your company in our program, hold a merchandise stall on the day, or register as a photographer, please email admin@seasidesirenrollergirls.com.

SSRG’s Second Freshmeat Class!

UPDATE – PLEASE READ! Unfortunately it seems our hall has double booked Thursday evenings, so we are forced to reschedule the Freshmeat Class’s start date to Monday, 31st January. The class will then subsequently be held every Monday evening after that – same time, same place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we sincerely hope we’ll still see you all on the 31st! xxx

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After the success of our first Freshmeat Class, SSRG are pleased to announce that on Monday, 31st January, we’ll be starting our second intake class! This class is designed to help you learn and master all the skills you need to play the wonderful game that is ROLLER DERBY! We start you from the barebones basics and take your right up to the finish line where you’ll complete your minimum skills exams and join the league! If you’ve ever been curious about what it is we do then now is the time to come along, strap on some skates and get rolling.

  • “Where is it being held?”
    Garron’s Park Leisure Centre – Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA. Main hall.

 

  • “When is it being held?”
    The official class will be held weekly, every Thursday from 08:30pm-10:00pm, beginning on Thursday 27th of January. We ask that you aim to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get kitted up for each session as we begin bang on 08:30pm.

 

  • “Who can attend?”
    All women and men aged 18+ (no upwards age) who want to join the league! We have different positions for everyone – including Skaters, Referees, and Non-Skating Officials – so everyone is welcome! (Note: At this time, SSRG only accepts men as Refs or Non-Skating Officials, but those are two of our toughest and most respected positions, so don’t let it put you off!)

 

  • “How much will it cost?”
    Each session will be £7.50 weekly, and this will primarily go toward paying the hall fee. Rest assured that our main league members also pay a fee to skate and it’s a standard procedure across all derby leagues, worldwide.

 

  • “How long will it last and what will I learn?”
    The class is approximately 17 weeks long and will cover everything from skating stance, falling safely, stopping, endurance, hitting, blocking, jumping, and the list goes on!

 

  • “What happens at the end?
    You’ll sit… ahem, SKATE the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s (WFTDA) Minimum Skill Requirement practical, theory, and endurance exams. This is what the class prepares you for and we have a 95% success rate!

    • If you do pass: You’re welcomed onto the league as a fully fledged member! You’ll be eligible for game rosters and give off-skate responsibility to assist with league management! Oh… and you’ll get your cool new derby name officially registered!
    • If you don’t pass: Don’t fret! If you don’t pass on your first attempt we have lots of different options and pathways to help you continue to learn to be a safe skater, and then you’ll have the opportunity to retake the exams at a later date. We will NEVER ask anyone to leave the league or stop skating with us due to ability under any circumstances. We’re all-inclusive and always will be!

 

  • “What should I bring with me?
    Firstly, any forms you may have been given in advance fully complete and signed. If you haven’t received the forms you’ll get them on the first day, don’t worry!We do have spare kit available but they are limited to first come, first serve basis, and none of SSRG’s spare kit is to be taken home or earmarked toward a specific skater. Therefore we recommend you use our kit to see if derby is for you and then we recommend you bring your own;

    •  Skates –               Quads not inlines!
    • Knee Pads –       With extra padding, not just hard caps!
    • Elbow Pads –     Same as Knee Pads with extra padding!
    • Wrist Guards – Double splinted on the front and back of the wrist!
    • Helmet –             Any skate helmet will do; no bicycle style helmets please!
    • Gum shield –     Any basic gum shield will do!
    • Towel –                We work hard!
    • Water –                H2O is vital!
    • Socks –                 No blisters for us!

Derby kit is very specific and varies from most other roller sports, so if you’re not sure what you need to be buying than don’t spend your hard earned money without speaking to an experienced derby girl first! 

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and/or let us know to expect you on the event invitiation, don’t be shy, and don’t forget to attend our extra special Open House Meet & Greet on the 23rd January!

So, what are waiting for? See you on the track! xxx

Want to be a Siren? Come to our Meet & Greet!

The Seaside Siren Roller Girls are inviting you to check out what we do!  On Sunday 23rd January, come visit us at our training venue to have a Roller Girl talk derby to you!

This is a preliminary open session for all girls interested in the next Freshmeat Class (date to be announced soon), and also anyone – MALE or FEMALE – interested in becoming a referee, non-skating official, or volunteer in other ways.  You’ll get the opportunity to talk one on one with all the Sirens, including our recently graduated Freshmeat Class who can give you a firsthand account of what you can expect. We’ll also have info on the type of kit you’ll need to train, how we operate as a league, what we expect from our members and what our members can expect from us, our upcoming events, the paperwork you’ll need to read and complete in advance, and we’ll also have loads of Siren merchandise for you to check out. You’ll also get an exciting firsthand look at the actual game of Roller Derby as the Siren’s will be demonstrating various skating skills and game play SCRIMMAGES!

Date: 23rd January 2011

Time: 06:00pm-07:00pm

Where: Waterside Leisure Centre, Somnes Ave, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9RA

This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in getting involved with SSRG, and we look forward to meeting all our new recruits soon! xxx

Anti-Valentine’s Black & Blue Ball!

Join the heartbreakers, home wreckers, and serial daters of Essex in rebelling against stupid cupid and his painful arrows. Love is for losers!

Featuring performances by STEVE HOOKER & HIS STRIPPED DOWN STOMPIN’ BAND, SON OF BUFF, and ONLY GHOSTS and featuring LIVE BURLESQUE!

Also local DJ’s throughout the evening, raffle drawing with amazing prizes, yummy cakes, and lots of merch!

£10.00 available on the door from 8pm.

A portion of all proceeds to be donated to Havens Hospices.

Dress in your best black & blue frocks and socks and we’ll see you there! xxx

Our first birthday can only mean one thing…

… a First Birthday Bash!!!

It’s been one whole year since the Seaside Siren Roller Girls strapped on their skates and hit the track, and we’re celebrating Essex style! Help us start our second year off right by joining us on 4th December at The Alex in Southend for a fun night of drinking, dancing, and shenanigans in a way only derby girls can do!

We’ll have guest DJ’s, Siren merchandise, and FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE for all!! Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and family!

When: Saturday, December 4th. 9:00pm ’till late

Where: The Alex (upstairs), 53 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea, SS1 1BW

£4.00 on the door (no presale tickets available)
As our supporters, we’d like to thank you in advance for all your kindness and encouragement throughout this past year; we skate because we love it, but we’ll put on show because we love you! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all! xxx