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The Magnificent 12

Last weekend, junior member Emma Wagg completed a challenge she had set herself to raise money for a local Cancer Charity which had looked after her Nanna, who sadly passed away last year.  The challenge was to run 12 flyball dogs at a competition.  Her mother Carolyn Wagg commented “there aren’t the words to describe how  proud I am of Emma.  She struggled a little with the grief losing her Nanna but she’s used those feelings and channeled her energy into doing something positive”.  A big thank you to all the owners who happily lent their dogs.  A huge shout out to Emma, well done.

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New European record by UKFL team Tails We Win

UKFL team Tails We Win regained the European Flyball record this weekend at the Storm Chasers competition at Oswestry, the second time they  have broken the record at that venue.  The previous weekend the Belgian team Roadrunners ran 14.59 to take the record, which had been held by Tails for over 3 years.  Tails managed a superb 14.53.  The team line up was Shannon Bobbi Harvey ran Salam start, Ross Payne and Kenickie 2nd,  Megan Lamont and Wiggie  3rd with Helen Welch running Ginny anchor.   Side bar, Ginny happens to be Wiggie’s sister.  It is all the more remarkable as Ginny was drafted in at the last minute as height dog. Both Kenickie and Ginny are owned by Helen Welch, wow lucky Helen owning 2 of the 4 dogs in the team.  A quote from Ross, “the right words are hard to come by to explain the feeling of breaking a record in the A team.  It is mentally exhausting. the pressure and expectations,  all come into play.  Sometimes what looks so easy on paper is practically impossible on the day.  you might try and fail a thousand times, as when by our original 14.64 standing for over 3 years.  The emotion of finally piecing everything together and seeing, hearing and feeling that occasion is a high like I cannot describe.

 

 

 

 

 

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UKFL at DogFest

So this weekend for the first time, UKFL had a stand at the DogFest event at Knebworth House.  A huge thank you to all our members and the young members, the youngest being 2 years old including Braveheart who gave of their time to attend the event and be ambassadors for our league and also a huge thank you to the teams that provided the demonstrations to showcase our much loved sport.  Be Right Back, Cambridgeshire, Bravehearts and Wooferines.

The next Dogfest the UKFL will be attending is being held at Cirencester Park 18th/19th September, the demos will be provided by Northants Falcons and Phoenix. Our Head Mentor and representatives from Mad Mutts Flyball Team will be in attendance to answer any questions or queries so if any members are around or fancy a day out then pop along, say hello and wear your UKFL or team shirt with pride.