The Young Kennel Club is looking for dogs and handlers to take
part in the European Open Junior Agility Championships which will
take place 8th - 10th July 2016 in Slovakia.
The competition is open to all agility enthusiasts under the age
of 18, running any dog on the Kennel Club register in either Small,
Medium or Large agility. Every application will be reviewed by the
YKC and potential handlers will be notified, after the registration
closing date of the next steps, such as the number of dogs and
handlers that can join, the selection process and any training
Mark Laker, Agility Team GB Manager commented "This is an
excellent opportunity for young handlers to represent Great Britain
at International level and work with some of the top agility
handlers and trainers in the UK whilst gaining invaluable
experience of an international agility competition, courses and
"In addition to this being an exciting event to compete at in
its own right, this offers the opportunity for our young handlers
to go on and compete in the adult International teams of the
In the first year, the Kennel Club will cover the cost of team
entries, the club kit and the management team required to plan and
run the event. It will also support the handlers and their
families, although competitors will be required to pay for their
travel arrangements, accommodation and food.
Caroline Kisko Kennel Club Secretary, said: "This is a really
exciting development for Agility Team GB and a great opportunity to
develop our young handlers on the International stage. On
behalf of the Kennel Club I would urge all young handlers to
register their interest as soon as possible."
Further details can be found online at www.ykc.org.uk and anyone
interested in applying for this exciting opportunity should
register their interest here by 25th September 2015.