For the first time in its history, the Kennel Club is to be
subject to a takeover. This November, Young Kennel Club (YKC)
members will descend on the new head office on Clarges Street,
London, as part of the Takeover Challenge 2015.
On Friday 20th November 2015, YKC members aged 16 and over
will have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience by
getting involved in the Takeover Challenge. The day will provide
participants the chance to experience a range of the roles at the
Kennel Club - they will be at the centre of operations for the UK's
largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of all
dogs, and will be able to put forward their advice and opinions on
a number of issues affecting the dog world.
Gerald King, YKC Chairman said: "This is a fantastic opportunity
for both YKC members and the Kennel Club itself, and we are all
very excited about it. This is the first time the Kennel Club has
become involved in the Takeover Challenge initiative, but I am sure
there will be many more to come.
"Not only do our Young Kennel Club members get hands-on, real
world experience and the opportunity to express their views, but
the Kennel Club will also benefit from a fresh perspective and
mutual respect with the next generation of dog show judges,
competitors and managers."
The Takeover Challenge is a national event led by the Children's
Commissioner for England, which takes place each year and offers
young people work experience in a variety of participating
businesses. Last year over 44,000 children and young people
benefitted from experience in more than 1,200 organisations such as
schools, police and fire services, businesses, newspapers,
broadcasters, local councils, museums, charities and Government
The YKC is looking for members aged 16 years and above to
take part in the first Takeover Challenge at the Kennel Club.
Members will shadow the Kennel Club executive team, get involved in
decision-making and work on special projects.
YKC members interested in stepping up to the challenge of
running the Kennel Club for the day, can register their interest at
The opportunity is open to YKC members aged 16 and over only.
Anyone interested but not yet a YKC member, should visit www.ykc.org.uk/ for more
To find out more about the Takeover Challenge, visit: