By Mark Laker,
Coming away from a big competition with great results provides a lot of satisfaction and gives the whole team a feeling of achievement. Coming away with a medal, class wins and top five places provides that winning feeling and causes huge excitement amongst the team.
The FCI Agility World Championships in Finland was another huge success for Agility Team GB. The large team won a bronze medal in the team event. Euan Paterson won the individual large agility class and Lauren Langman finished overall 4th in the small individual class.
When we take the results from the Junior European Open and the European Open (adults) into consideration, these results from the FCI World Championships make 2019 one of the teams most successful years with medals, class wins and high places across the three championships.
There are other good news stories below these highlights too
We’ve worked hard at our performance in all areas this year, not just podium places. We’ve seen significant improvement across the board. Our clear objectives and the strategy to achieve them is showing though in our overall performance figures.
We’ve had a few weeks to recover from our trip to Finland before we start planning for the 2020 season. The Coaching Team have just held their planning day at Hartpury College / University which will provide fantastic facilities for the team to prepare for next years competitions. This new partnership opens up opportunities for more research, use of facilities and access to experts in the canine and sports fields.
So we have lots of good news stories to share with next years squad and of course high expectations to build on.