Maidstone Roller Dance Club was formed in 1969 and is one of the largest Artistic Roller Dance clubs in England.
Our club is known for its friendly atmosphere with a cross section of members of all ages and skills from beginners to those competing at the highest levels in the domestic arena and for Team GB in the European and World Championships.
Our governing body is FARS, the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating. The objective of the Federation is the promotion and control of Artistic Roller Skating. They organise and set the standards that all clubs across the country work to and are responsible for skating tests, training days, competitions and championships in this country, and in supporting the British competitors in international skating circuit.
The club is run by volunteers who are made up of a committee and a small group of highly dedicated and experienced coaches and trainers. All our team undergo Child Protection training and are DBS checked where required. Every session is covered by at least one qualified first aider and the club is fully insured through a specialist sports insurance policy.
Our Coaching Team
The club is led by Ann Odhams who has been a member of the club since 1990 and took on the role of head coach in 2019. Ann is an inter-gold level dancer herself and skated as part at the Great British Precision team during 2000 – 2005 which completed in 4 World Championships and 1 Europeans. She also competed in international solo dance competitions for Team GB during 2009-2011. She completed her basic skills coaching course in 2012 and has run the Saturday club session since 2011. Ann has more recently been accompanying our skaters to European and World Championships for solo dance as an official coach for Team GB, and she has been learning as much as possible about the new RollArt judging system that came into place in 2019.
Chairman - Jeremy Aves
Secretary - Frances Sheldrake
Treasurer - Claire Bray
Child Protection Officer & Venue Bookings - Karen Martin
Skating Technical Officer & Website - Oliver Martin
Competitions Secretary - Aileen Brown
Committee Member - Andy Sullivan
Committee Member - Loreta Jarvis
Committee Member - Tatyana Golovchenko
Committee Member - Vanessa McNeil
Committee Member - Natalie Celik