The new decade could not have started any better as The Crew Girls represented the COI – Central Office of Information, a Government Department, for the Change 4 Life campaign and its partner campaign Dance 4 Life, The Crew Girls were now being recognised at the very highest levels.
During 2010 The Crew Girls further cemented their position at the top of UK Speedway as they took on the “Super7even” series, (as it was then known), seeing the girls appear at all major meetings around the country.
In the early days of the decade another major sport, Athletics, took note of The Crew Girls and visits to the NIA and the Alexander Stadium both in Birmingham would give the girls a taste of international Athletics at the highest level.
In 2011 it was time for yet another television credit, as even though having never applied to take part in the show, The Crew Girls were invited to promote and appear in the opening credits for the forthcoming ITV series of Britain’s Got Talent, filming our slot outside the Bull Ring Shopping Centre in Birmingham.
While in previous years the girls had enjoyed visits to Armed Forces bases, (RAF Wittering for example), they now embarked on a relationship with 30th Signal Regiment that would see the girls go on to appear regularly at the annual open day and at a very enjoyable Regimental Christmas Sports Day. The military theme would continue as The Crew Girls were honoured to perform at The National Memorial Arboretum on behalf of the Ride to the Wall charity.
While countless bookings would continue to arrive a new market would open to The Crew Girls as a number of music video projects were added to our diary, in particular performing with Broken Witt Rebels and Emko, while a move in to the Bhangra Asian Music scene would lead to a number of exciting projects including Major Maan and Lembhar Hussainpuria.
As ever The Crew Girls would prove their diversity as while enjoying the usual array of bookings they began a relationship with Extra Care Retirement Villages. After an initial event at one of their schemes the progression would see the girls perform to over 500 residents at the Heart of England Conference & Events Centre for their Summer Spectacular.
A highlight of 2016 would also see two visits to the new state of the art National Speedway Stadium at Belle Vue Manchester on behalf of Speedways governing body the BSPA.
Bringing us right up to date a booking in early 2017 on behalf of the Coventry Transport Museum would see the girls perform at the Kool Kustoms exhibition with the girls sporting a 1950s style image and performing to tracks by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. This was swiftly followed by a request for the girls to once again appear at all major Speedway events throughout 2017.
To be continued…………………………..
This look back over our history has given us such a thrill, replaying so many happy memories and remembering the events and people we have met along the way.
Each time this text is read more history will have been made, we are hungry for more….. Let the memories keep coming.