Prom Queen Social Club is a place where seasoned skaters and beginners of all ages can come to roller skate or board.

Kay Russant runs the group's monthly events, which are held at Spit and Sawdust in Cardiff.

She said women and girls travel from across the UK to come to the skate nights.

"We have girls travelling from New Quay, Stroud, Bristol and London. It's amazing that they'll come this far to hang out with the other girls as well."

Kay Russant runs Prom Queen Social Club. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Kay said she loves the community that comes with the skateboarding club.

She said, "The community was a thing that we never expected to come from this. [It] has just been born out of the girls talking to each other and it's been incredible... It's like a family."

We've got mums, we've got teachers, we've got graphic designers. Everyone is so different.

Kay Russant

Nikoleta Glynatsi, 26, has been coaching new skateboarders at the club for two years.

She said she loves coaching beginners and introducing them to skateboarding.

"After the beginners session is over, I stop coaching and I can stay here and I've made a few friends and we can skate together. We challenge each other, it's fantastic."

Skateboarding is a male-dominated sport so sometimes for women it is not such a welcoming environment to go to the skatepark.

Nikoleta Glynatsi, coach

Nikoleta said it would also be good to include people who do not identify as women or men in their group.

Nikoleta Glynatsi doing a 'shuvit' skateboarding trick. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Last month's Prom Queen Social Club event was a particularly special one. The women were fundraising for a 68-year-old cancer patient, Elaine Shallcross.

Elaine pledged to learn a tough skateboarding move called a ‘shove it’ (or shuvit) despite never having stood on a board before.

The skateboarding world, including Tony Hawk, have been supporting Elaine and she has already raised more than £16,000 for the University of Aberdeen Development Trust's Breast Cancer Research Programme.

Kay said she wanted to make sure the money raised from Prom Queen Social Club's February event would be going to Elaine's shuvitcancer campaign.

The group is fundraising for Elaine Shallcross' cancer campaign. Credit: Elaine Shallcross/University of Aberdeen

Kay said that International Women's Day is important, "Because it means that we can shine a light on some of the most amazing women out there."

It's not about saying 'women only' or 'women do this', it's about women progressing and making it easier for younger girls to see what they could possibly be.

Kay Russant
Kay Russant also sells Prom Queen clothing. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Chloe, 10, said she likes the club because, "lots of people say skateboarding is a boys sport but I think girls and boys should be able to do everything."

In school when I told some of the boys that I skateboard, they laughed at me and said that it was just for boys.

Chloe
Chloe said she prefers skating just with girls. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Sunita Edirisooriya, 21, started skateboarding a couple of months ago.

She said Prom Queen Social Club events feel like a "safer environment, that's not intimidating and very welcoming".

It's challenging in a way that I haven't been challenged before. You have to overcome fear, you have to put mind over matter a lot of the time. It's really fun as well.

Sunita Edirisooriya
Sunita Edirisooriya wanted to give herself a new challenge. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Sunita's advice for young women is to, "Be brave, be confident, talk to each other, learn lots, work hard."