The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an
Obedience Inter-Regional Team Manager to get in touch.
The Inter-Regional Obedience event is a competition between
teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, North, Midlands, Wales,
South East & East Anglia, and South & South West.
The Kennel Club is now inviting applications from interested
parties who would like to be considered for the position of a
Crufts Obedience Inter-Regional Team Manager, for the period up to
and including Crufts 2019. Please note that the present managers
have indicated that they would like to continue for a further term,
with the exception of the Northern team and the South East &
East Anglia team.
Each team manager appointment is for a three year period and
must fulfil the following criteria:
- Reside in the area they manage
- Demonstrate a strong interest in the competition
- Actively promote the competition
- Appoint two assistant managers for the appointment period (who
will be entitled to free entry and car parking for the day of the
event). The choice of assistant managers should be used to ensure
that all areas of the region are covered by the team selection
- Ensure any equipment required for team selection and training
is available to team members.
- Liaise with the event coordinator as required.
- Good communication and organisational skills.
- Ability to work with team members and assistants to build team
spirit and ensure everyone understands their role and
responsibilities for the day.
- Access to and an ability to use a computer, in particular
completing Word documents received by email and then returned to
the coordinator by email.
Team selection process
Team managers will host at least one team selection event to
which dogs and handlers are invited to attend through an
application process that is clearly advertised throughout their
The application form will contain the following information:
- Dog and handler details
- List of awards achieved during the year
- The class level applied for.
Once a team is selected the manager shall host at least one team
training session to build team spirit, to ensure all members are
suitably acquainted with the tests and requirements for the
Expectations for competition day
- Arrive at Obedience competition area early enough to meet all
team members as they arrive and to ensure they are briefed in
preparation for the day.
- Lead the team in the parade at the start and finish of the
- Ensure each team member is in the collecting ring ready to
compete as required.
- Offer the reserve handler and dog the opportunity to work in
the ring during the lunch break.
Richard Kebble (Crufts Chief Obedience Steward) and Sue Garner
(Event Coordinator) are happy to speak to potential applicants.
Initial contact can be made via email to email@example.com
Those interested should send their applications to Cathy Guiver,
Crufts Office, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London,
W1J 8AB or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by
11th April 2016.