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.
Highlights would continue to come The Crew Girls way including being invited to the Coventry Cathedral ruins to take part in the official launch of Coventry's bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2021 ...... A bid that would prove to be successful in December 2017.
A collaboration in early 2017 with local Coventry based photographer Paul Williams resulted in a blossoming relationship that will lead into 2018 and our HYBRID concept.
As 2018 arrived a change of focus was decided upon. Times change and while The Crew Girls will continue there are to be significant changes, elsewhere on this website you will see the development of HYBRID, something we are looking to grow and something that will become very special. We will also be lending our support to the Niayah's Fund organisation, please visit our links page to access their website.
At the end of January, with much sadness,The Crew Girls made the decision to sever our ties with Speedway and in effect our sporting connection which had served us so well for over 24 years. Our reasons can be found with our accompanying statement on the home page ..... but with change our focus will now be on dance.
As the momentum grew towards the launch of HYBRID a tie up with the leading party organiser in Coventry - Chaplins Party's was agreed upon, something that will become mutually rewarding as our relationship develops.
March 8th 2018 would prove to be a pivotal day in The Crew Girls history, on what was International Womens Day our new HYBRID concept was launched, our link to Covcon was confirmed also bringing sponsorship to the group and finally our tie up with Coventry & Warwickshire Mind was revealed giving the whole HYBRID concept its purpose.
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.
The Crew Girls have made the decision, following recent developments within Formula 1 Motor Racing and the Professional Darts Corporation to no longer have "Grid Girls"/ "Walk on Girls" at their sports, to now tender our resignation to the British Speedway Promoters Association, (BSPA), that we will no longer be providing "Start Line Girls" at future events.
While seeing both points of view and not necessarily agreeing with all the arguments we feel now is the correct time to walk away with our heads held high.
We have made terrific memories, made some wonderful friends along the way and we wish to place on record our sincere thanks to the BSPA and all of the tracks we have visited for their support and graciousness. The sport of Speedway has made fans of many of the girls and it is with sadness we wave goodbye.
The Crew Girls will no longer attend sporting events as quite possibly even dancing at sports will soon come under the microsope, so from our resignation email Wednesday 31st January 2018 The Crew Girls will now concentrate on our number one passion - DANCE.
As one door closes another opens and our HYBRID project will soon be revealed so please keep watching this website and our social media platforms for details.
THE CREW GIRLS