THE AGILITY CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

VENUE FOR THE AGILITY CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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THE AGILITY CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Created By: Janet Smith - Mon 28th Nov 2016 @ 23:44 | Last Edited: Mon 28th Nov 2016 @ 23:45


 

Will be held on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 1.00 at

 

Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brook Lane, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2LS.

 

There is plenty of parking and areas to walk dogs

 

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

 

From the M1: leave at Junction 15 onto A508, signposted Roade, Stoke, Bruerne, Old Stratford.

 

In about 2 miles, on entering Roade take the first right, Bailey Brooks Lane. The Village Hall is about 100 yards on the right. For sat-nav users the postcode is NN7 2LS.

 


AGILITY CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS and CLUB LEAGUE

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AGILITY CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS and CLUB LEAGUE
Created By: BAS WOOD - Tue 27th Sep 2016 @ 16:37 | Last Edited: Wed 12th Oct 2016 @ 11:53


The Agility Club committee have decided to suspend all points Leagues, AS OF OCTOBER 1ST, until January 1st 2017.

Next years Leagues will start from January 1st 2017and run until December 31st 2017 and continue from on there.

Please make sure you put your points claims for this year by October 7th at the latest !!!

 New rules will be made available to you asap.



Welcome to the Agility Club website!

The Agility Club is the UK's largest Kennel Club registered agility club. A non-profit making organisation, The Agility Club was conceived in 1983, the early days of Agility, with the sole purpose of giving all competitive agility dog handlers a 'voice' in the governing of their sport. The Agility Club continues to provide that voice as well as helping with standards of judging and instructing through workshops and seminars.

Benefits of Agility Club Membership

  • The Agility Voice a monthly full colour magazine, packed full of the latest agility news, stories, articles, training tips and show diary. Its a must-read for agility competitors from Beginners to Advanced!
  • Only members may attend our very popular agility Instructor Seminars
  • Discounts on training days, run by top international handlers
  • Certificates are available to members for dogs qualifying Out of Grades 1 through 6 and Qualifying for Grade 7
  • Reduced entry fees for helping members at Agility Club shows
  • The Agility Club Annual Awards supported by ProPlan. All your competing dogs are eligible to gain points towards our prestigious awards. Magnificent pieces of crystal are presented to the winners at our AGM
  • The Agility Club is your link to the UK's governing body of all things canine - The Kennel Club, and to the whole agility scene in the UK, Europe and beyond.

So you think you want to do agility?

You may have seen it on television, perhaps Crufts, Olympia or one of those shows where they showcase mad people obsessed with some unusual activity. But how on earth do you get to be a mad person obsessed with agility? Alas, all too easily!

First seen as a display at Crufts in 1978, it was an instant hit, and here we are nearly three decades on and agility is a hugely popular international sport.

So what is Agility?

Dog agility involves the dog negotiating anything up to 20 obstacles, on a course designed by the judge, against the clock.

The fastest clear round is the winner, although practice is to place to 10% of the class (so if the entry is 100, places will go down to 10th) plus rosettes for unplaced clear rounds. Faults are incurred for all errors as well as exceeding the course time, and there are several ways of getting eliminated too. The two main types of class are agility and jumping (jumping classes do not have contact equipment in them, agility classes do), but there are many other types of fun class.

If you do not want to compete, there is still no reason why you cannot train your dog, most clubs will have a mix of competing and non-competing members. However, be aware that a lot of handlers started out doing it just for fun!

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