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Agility Team GB Secure Silver Medal At The European Open Championships

31st July 2017 - 2:27 PM


The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Salice Terme, Italy over the weekend (27-30th July).

‘Team GB Red’ won a silver medal in the Large team overall on Sunday 30th July. The team was made up of Dave Munnings with his Border Collie, Fame, Greg Derrett with his Border Collie, Rehab, Jess Clarehugh and her Border Collie, Cara and Matt Goodliffe with his Border Collie, Quincy.

Toni Dawkins and her Miniature American Shepherd, Sunflower, also came second in the Individual Small Jumping round on Saturday 29th July.

Agility Team GB fought hard in both the team and individual rounds and the event provided a great opportunity for the team to practice and hone their skills on European courses and to compete against top class competitors.

The European Open Agility Championships attracted over 800 handlers and their dogs from all over the world, with 39 countries represented at the competition including Russia, Venezuela and Greece.

Team Manager, Mark Laker commented: “This has been a great year for Agility Team GB. The team all worked well dealing with the heat and the incredibly high standard of competition seen this year at all heights. I was also very impressed with how this year’s new handlers performed up against the best in the world.”

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

Ceri Rundle, CSJ’s founder and sponsor of Agility Team GB, said: “Congratulations to all our handlers and their fantastic dogs for achieving such great results at the European Open Championships. CSJ is very proud to sponsor Agility Team GB and it was amazing to see how hard everyone worked both before and during the event.”

The team of twenty three handlers and their dogs were chosen following a performance weekend which attracted entrants from all over the UK. The weekend was held alongside the Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts Show in April.

For the full list of results, visit https://www.caniva.com/event/1577/EUROPEAN-OPEN-2017/.

To find out more about what it takes to become a part of Team GB in 2018, please visit and download the squad selection process at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/agility/international-agility-teams/team-gb-2018-qualification-process/ Details on squad training days and the performance weekend dates will be available in due course.

To find an agility club near you, visit www.findadogclub.org.uk.

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