Coronation Congratulations from UKFL

The UKFL Board, Committee and its members wish to send our congratulations to His Majesty King Charles lll on his Coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023. We hope His Majesty’s Reign is filled with prosperity and success. The UK Flyball League will join the nation on this joyous occasion and wish to extend our congratulations to The King and Queen.

Pic:Hugo Burnand

HM The Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

The UKFL board, Committee and its membership are saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

In June of this year the membership came together in Thirsk to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee where the country joined to recognise the dedication and service Her Majesty gave us. We were proud to be able to celebrate this once in a lifetime event in our own way with the sport we love.

Her Majesty’s love of animals and especially the love for her dogs is shared by our membership and followers and we can all appreciate the joy our animals gift to us.

We the UKFL board, Committee and membership will remember the legacy that her Majesty leaves on our Country. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family on this sad day for the country, the Commonwealth and the people Her Majesty dedicated her life too.

UKFL announces sponsorship from CSJ

UKFL (UK Flyball League) who is one of the fastest growing leagues representing over 100 teams from across the UK, are proud to announce CSJ as the Official Sponsor for the upcoming UKFL Championships held at Lincolnshire Showground on the 13 – 15 August 2022

The partnership which covers the long-awaited return of The UKFL Championships will see the CSJ branding on Championship merchandise and Awards for the event in August which sees teams from around the UK competing.



“We are pleased to have CSJ as our official partner for the UKFL Championships. CSJ have become first choice for dog handlers from a wide range of dog sports including flyball.  Our membership wants the best for our dogs and CSJ certainly provide top quality, natural feeds and we look forward to working with them at the upcoming Championships”.

Cheryl Quinn – Chairperson

About CSJ

CSJ has become one of the fastest growing dog food brands since 1998 when international sheepdog triallist, Ceri Rundle, was unable to find an affordable, quality, extruded food that suited her own dogs. The available premium quality foods were too expensive and the cheaper ones a case of false economy with the resultant sloppy stools and /or thin, hungry dogs.

With the help of vets, herbalist and the UK’s leading nutritionist, Ceri devised a unique range of natural canine feeds, herbal supplements and treats to meet the requirements of all working dogs and has now become the first choice for many of the top dog handlers in the following sports:

agility dogs ~ flyball ~ gundogs ~ heelwork to music ~ obedience ~ show dogs ~ sled dogs ~ sheepdogs ~ working trial dogs

CSJ canine feed uses only top quality, natural ingredients, with an extensive range to meet the needs of all dogs of all ages – and all pockets!

For more information on CSJ please visit the website at


UK Flyball League celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with ‘A Jubilee Celebration of Flyball’

UK Flyball League celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with ‘A Jubilee Celebration of Flyball’

London, UK, 19 April 2022 UKFL (UK Flyball League) who is one of the fastest growing leagues representing over 100 teams from across the UK will be holding ‘A Jubilee Celebration of Flyball’ to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from 2 June 2022 to 5 June 2022 at Thirsk Farmers Action Mart CO LTD, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3AB.

We are pleased to announce that this event has been sponsored by Proflax Natural, producers and suppliers of a superfood supplement range for dogs.

Proflax products are natural, powerful, safe and provide a ready made, cost effective solution to support your dog’s long term health and wellbeing”.

Founder – Samantha Swift – Proflax Ltd.

A Jubilee Celebration of Flyball will bring some of the fastest dogs in the world of flyball to North Yorkshire and will give people an opportunity to witness first-hand one of the largest followed dog sports on their doorstep.  Many dog lovers tune in to Crufts to each year and a highlight for them is Flyball so we invite the community to share in the celebrations and join in the fun and excitement of Flyball.

“The membership of the UKFL wanted to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and what better way than combine the celebrations with our dogs, which we know is one of Her Majesty The Queen’s passions. The celebration will have dogs from all other the country and we invite people from the local area to join our celebrations and have some fun in the process.”                                           


About UKFL

UKFL© was launched in December 2017.

The founding board, totalling 30 years experience aspire to bring an alternative league for flyball racing to the UK. Their passion, dedication and knowledge of the sport meant the birth of the UKFL©

Our aim is to build a safe, fun, and inclusive environment throughout the league. All events will remain fair and consistent. We aim to cater for every preference of flyball racing, be it racing surface or competition formats. Through our committee, rules and judges the UKFL© can offer all of this now and sustainably for the future. Our emphasis will always be on safety, support,  progression and positivity.

Offering the latest in measuring systems technology, whilst keeping us inline with other organisations, the UKFL© are excited to be introducing the ulna measure which will reduce stress levels for both handlers and dogs. Also this new system will provide more accuracy and minimise variables.

Progression of the sport is key to us, we welcome all to come and try this fast, furious and exhilarating sport with us.

For more information on UKFL please visit the website at


Sam Bawden – Head Mentor

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The “Quinns” Speech – December Blog

Well 2021 we are done and as we get ready to ring the bells into 2022 it’s time to reflect on what has been a tumultuous year.

2021 started with us desperately hoping for the Pandemic to end and the restrictions to be lifted so that we could enjoy our favourite dog sport once again and meet up with our flyball families.  We, as the Committee were devastated when we had to cancel event after event and felt the disappointment from the membership.  Cancelling our Championship event was one of the hardest decisions we had to make but it was made for all of the right reasons.

Six months into the Year and we finally got the green light for outdoor events and All4One expertly took on the challenge of hosting that all important first event back after such a long break.  Indoor racing wasn’t too far behind returning in September however since that point the League has had some amazing achievements in such a short space of time.  Below are just a few that stand out:

Tails we Win Flyball Teams bring the British and European record back under UKFL with an incredible time of 14.53 at Oswestry.  Can they run faster in 2022?  Who can challenge and push those pinks in 2022?

We have had seen several teams qualify for Crufts 2022 and we look forward to watching those teams step out onto that famous green carpet.  Once again huge congratulations to Molten Magnets, Southern Striders, All4One and Paws on the Run.  There are however still spaces with the final qualifier being delayed until January so who will join them?  Good Luck to all teams attending the final qualifier.

We have also seen a number of our juniors qualify for YKC Crufts 2022 showing that the future of our sport and league is very much in safe hands.  Congratulations to Dolphins, Tails and Northants Falcons Chicks.  I am sure you will all do your teams and our league proud.

We now have four incredible teams set to represent us at the Worlds Championships in 2022 as Essex, Tails we Win, Cambridgeshire and Paws on the Run prepare themselves for an epic journey that will take them to the World stage.  I’m sure the members will be watching each of your journeys with anticipation.

The Committee has brought in a few new ideas and concepts over the last few months.  Firstly was the introduction of those double points to try and make up for all of those months of lost racing and events.  The next two developments were introduced to try and encourage new hosts and include the cache of matting to hire and the financial support and buddy system.  Both of which we hope will be utilised as we move forwards into 2022.

As we head into January you will see our Committee post filled and now is your opportunity to decide that position.  There are four incredible (and brave) nominees and I would encourage you all to use your vote.  Closing date is 2nd January.

Our January focus will be about building the league and encouraging new members so please share our social media posts and spread the word about the Flyball Family and that UKFL really is the place to be!!

Our diary for 2022 is looking good with some new hosts taking the plunge so thank you.  Thank you to our dedicated teams who host regularly throughout the Year.  Your hard work and commitment is recognised and appreciated.

The Covid pandemic has not gone away and we do try to keep updated with the Government guidance for England, Scotland and Wales.  I don’t know what the New Year holds and whether those dreaded restrictions will return but remember:

“I wont let them break me down to dust, I know that there is a place for us, For we are glorious”

We will be glorious once again.  We will continue to grow and achieve and it is all because of you, the membership.  UKFL would not be what it is without each and every one of you so thank you.

Thank you to all our hard working officials and a special thank you to Tina, Lynette and Charlotte who have been by my side especially over the last few months as we returned to racing and events.

There is just one thing left for me to say on this New Years Eve and that is Happy New Year.  Let’s see what we can achieve in 2022.  Aim high, the higher the better and don’t let anything stand in your way.