Kennel Club announces YKC Agility Team GB 2024

The Kennel Club has announced the team members who will represent Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB at the Junior Open Agility World Championships, which will be held at the Sentower Park in Belgium, from 18 – 21 July.

The successful handlers and dogs were chosen following two try-out events, which concluded at Dog Sports Derby, YKC Agility Team GB sponsor, on 24 March.

The Kennel Club congratulates all the handlers who have been selected to represent YKC Agility Team GB this year. In addition to being sponsored by The Kennel Club and Dog Sports Derby, the team is also kindly supported by Natural Instinct, SWAG K9 and Galican.

This year there were opportunities for win-on places for the Junior Open Agility World Championships, those winning the coveted spots were:


Maximilian Glover with Soldaze Dark Side of the Moon (Sushi)

Maximilian Glover with Soldaze One Summer Dream (Pink)

Isabella Cox with Ah Ch Maxiumum Reds (Rio)


Maximilian Glover with Maximus Silvestris (Woody)


Isabella Taylor with Javawolf Right Kind of Wrong (Hatti)

Isabella Cox with Isabelora Steal My Girl (Fidget)

Two selection days were also held at Dog Sports Derby in February and March, which consisted of both agility and jumping courses, designed by Junior Open Agility World Championships judges throughout. Handlers had the opportunity to progress from the pre-selection qualifier to the Junior Try-Out weekend, with successful young handlers and dogs then selected for the team through a statistics-driven process. Those earning their place on the team are:


  • Gaby Farr with Lookylooky Awesome Oreo Aw(S) (Oreo) (Reserve)
  • Isabella Cox with Ah Ch Maxiumum Reds (Rio)
  • Isabella Twigg with Roo Star Of Ainmhithe (Roo)
  • Jessica Keegans with Cardueae Veroni Of Vogelaar (Clover)
  • Maximilian Glover with Soldaze Dark Side Of The Moon (Sushi)
  • Maximilian Glover with Soldaze One Summer Dream (Pink)
  • Maximilian Glover with Neuadd Lwyd Beat At Soldaze (Beat) (Reserve)
  • Nia Rose with Todalens Rhymney Aw(P) (Farlie)
  • Olivia White with Isilme Mocha Monkey (Mocha)
  • Rebecca Chuter-Smith with Lookylooky Just Do It (Nike)


  • Brooke Woodroffe with Only Wish Hard Enough Aw(S) (Orry)
  • Chloe Powling with The Veloci Cassie Raptor (Cassie)
  • Josh Tyson with Kenyenten Honorarium (Maddy)
  • Judith Graham with Moel Zippy Demonic Future (Future)
  • Leela Craig-Thompson with Herbert Over And Out (Herbie)
  • Mia Steedman with Lorramia English Rose (Rosie) - 2023 World Champions
  • Will Hinz with Twix Classical Mix (Twix)
  • Yvie Thompson with Solar Kozmic Storm (Kozmo)


  • Amy Langman with Done And Busted (Buster)
  • Amy Langman with I Did A Thing (Ollie)
  • Demi Wright with Magic Dream Charmer At Magilitas (GT)
  • Jemima Latham with Pocket Rocket Pebble (Pebble) (Reserve)
  • Macy Paul with Magnificent Mr Syd (Syd)
  • Martha Wake with Tiggi Computer Says No (Tiggi) (Reserve)
  • Maximilian Glover with Maximus Silvestris (Woody)
  • Maya Crowhurst with Stratus Showgirl (Lola)
  • Nia Rose with Moomin’s Mess Maker Jess Aw(G) (Jess) (Reserve)
  • Ruby Strutt with Klairella Stargazer (Jet)
  • Taylor Lyon with Rohamki Taylor Made (Elliott)


  • Caitlin Finlay with Ajanti The Space Cowboy (Doodle)
  • Chloe Cooper with Ain't He Sweep (Sweep)
  • Demi Wright with Kiss My Dust (Shelby)
  • Dylan Osborne with Devongem Well Jelly Baby (Jelly) - 2023 World Champions
  • Evan Houldsworth with Devongem Pips Dream (Pip)
  • Isabella Cox with Isabelora Steal My Girl (Fidget)
  • Isabella Taylor with Javawolf Right Kind Of Wrong (Hatti)
  • Mia Fairweather with Obay Thatz The Biz (Zip)
  • Taylor Lyon with Bullbrand Taylors Team (Asher)

Greg Derrett, Agility Team GB Manager said “This year’s selection process really tested the dog training and handling skills of those trying out with some very challenging courses from the Junior Open Agility World Championship 2024 judges." 

“I would like to congratulate all the junior handlers on their performances and those that have been selected to represent their country. With several of last year’s team no longer eligible for the team, this year will see a lot of new team members competing for Great Britain. We are very happy with the partnerships that have made this year’s teams, and are looking forward to working with both new and old handlers to develop Agility Team GB over the next four months.”

Phil Keen, Managing Director of Natural Instinct, added: “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring Agility Team GB. We have been supporters for a number of years now and to be part of the events taking place this year is really exciting. We would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck.”

Daniel Millwood, owner of SWAG K9 added: “SWAG K9 have supported agility in many formats over the years and we are extremely excited to now be supporting The Kennel Club and Team GB in 2024, especially after such an exciting year for the junior and senior teams last year. Well done to everyone who made the 2024 YKC Agility Team GB!” 

Full results from the try-outs can be found at

More information on the qualification process for 2025 can be found at YKC Agility Team GB is sponsored by The Kennel Club, Natural Instinct, SWAG K9, Dog Sports Derby and Galican.