Kennel Club Announces YKC Agility Team GB Coaching And Support Members

The Kennel Club has announced its coaching and support team members for the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB squad for the Junior European Open held in Luxembourg in July 2017.

The coaching and support team members are:

Paul Moore is the Team Coach, whose primary role is to organise and prepare the squad for training sessions and competitions. Paul is also tasked with supporting individual squad members, as required. Paul will continue to focus on building a strong team atmosphere.

Ann Roberts is the Team Assistant, whose key role is to work closely with the coaching team, the handlers and the parents. Ann will also be responsible for ensuring the Kennel Club remains compliant with any legislation regarding working and travelling with children overseas.

Neil Ellis is the new Team Coordinator in a development role for current YKC members. Neil is responsible for assisting the manager and other team members at selection days to produce the best possible team. He will assist with ad-hoc training sessions: assist with building a strong team and preparing the team for international events.

International Agility Team Manager Mark Laker said: “I'm very happy to welcome Neil to the Junior Coaching Team. Neil's involvement as a young competitor, a trainer and more recently as a judge will bring valuable experience to the junior team.”

YKC Chairman, Gerald King, said: “We are very excited to welcome Neil and returning members Paul and Ann into the coaching team to help support our talented YKC Agility Team GB members. Their experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the team and after such a successful year, we are keen to see how they perform at the Junior European Open in Luxembourg next July under their guidance. The Kennel Club would like to thank everyone who applied.”

YKC Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Agility 1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.