Want to keep fit, have fun and make friends?
Skate with us
Our Sunday training sessions are open to women aged over 18 who are interested in joining us.
Our training sessions are hard work, rewarding, but most importantly fun! You need no previous skating experience, just enthusiasm.
We’re constantly focused on developing new skaters and honing skills through 1-2-1 sessions and group work. We accept skaters of all levels from complete beginners to experts.
We have some protective kit for skaters to borrow while they’re finding out about the sport. This is available on a first come, first served basis. If you let us know what you need, we can usually sort it out, we can also provide skates for you to borrow.
It’s always the perfect time to join!
If you already skate for another league and wish to transfer to Seaside Sirens then please email recruitment[at]seasidesirenrollergirls.com.
We do not allow skaters to join Seaside Sirens whilst still a member of another league.
Venue: Clements Hall Leisure Centre, Clements Hall Way, Hawkwell, Essex SS5 4LN
When: Every Sunday, 5pm – 6:30 pm (skating), 6:30 – 8pm (off-skates observation, or free practice).
Cost: First session free, £5 per session thereafter.
Required kit list:
Quad roller skates
Skates should be made of soft leather or synthetic materials and should be ankle height. Hard plastic quad skates that come above the ankle are not really suitable for this sport.
A good quality helmet is essential. Helmets should be skateboard or hockey style and certified for multiple impact.
Wristguards should fit snugly. Single- or double-splinted wristguards are perfectly acceptable, it’s all down to personal preference.
Elbow pads should be street / ramp style with a foam inner and hard-capped outer.
Knee pads (heavy duty/vert skate style)
Knee pads are arguably the most important safety equipment in roller derby. Like elbow pads they should be street / ramp style with a foam inner and hard-capped outer. It’s worth spending good money on these!
Mouthguards should ideally be the boil and bite variety for a snug fit. These can be picked up from any sports outlet for a few pounds. We do off-skates derby as part of our warm-up each week, so a mouthguard is essential, even for beginners as you will be doing contact from the start.
Please wear comfortable, breathable clothing you can move in. We recommend exercise leggings and a good sports bra, and a cotton top and don’t forget socks!
Please bring a small hand towel and a bottle of water and be prepared to sweat!
As well as new skaters, we would also like to welcome any prospective skating officials (referees) to join us. Referees can be men or women 18 years and older. We always welcome new non-skating officials into the Seaside Siren Roller Girls. If you are a prospective official please contact us using the form below to see how you can get involved.
We’re always looking for people who would like to join us as referees.
We’re not just looking for men either! Some of the best referees in the UK are female.
If you can skate and want to be involved then please contact us.
Don’t fancy reffing? Bambi on skates?
You don’t have to skate to be a Siren. There are many other roles within the league that are extremely important and valued just as much as the skating roles. For that reason we regard all members of our league, skating or non-skating, as Sirens.
NSO stands for Non-Skating Official. The NSOs work with the refs to ensure that the game runs smoothly, fairly and safely as possible. Quite simply without NSOs the game couldn’t happen.
If you are a female SSRG NSO you will be eligible to tryout for any team skating spots that come up before these positions are advertised publicly.
A lot of time and energy goes into putting on a bout and also our fundraising events. We currently plan for at least four home bouts a season and two fundraising events. Volunteers are invaluable to help us make this happen, especially at our home bouts when the majority of the league is either skating, reffing or NSOing! Examples of jobs that we ask our volunteers to help us with could be flyering pre-event, door management, audience management, ticket sales, merchandise sales etc.
Announcers are an important part of a game, and announcing is definitely an art. Announcers need to have big personalities, be skilled in engaging the audience, know the rules of the game very well but be able to describe the game without being too technical. Another important skill is not giving away certain plays that are about to happen in case the other team are listening. And that’s just the basics!