Bosley eye top prizes at Yeovil event

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THE Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Out­door Tug of War Cham­pi­onships take place this Satur­day in Yeovil with tug of war teams from the area com­pet­ing for the gold medals in dif­fer­ent weight classes.

Wood Treat­ment Bosley Tug of War Club will be com­pet­ing at the event and will be look­ing for the top prizes, with the win­ning teams earn­ing the right to be in­vited to rep­re­sent Eng­land at the Euro­pean Out­door Tug of War Cham­pi­onships which take place in Belfast, North­ern Ire­land in Septem­ber.

Bosley tug of war club will be look­ing to im­prove on their per­for­mances at the 2014 na­tional cham­pi­onships af­ter win­ning the bronze medal in the men’s catch­weight com­pe­ti­tion and sil­ver in the 600 ki­los com­pe­ti­tion.

This year, the team will be com­pet­ing in the mens 560kg, 600kg and 680kg weight classes, and have been com­pet­ing at weekly events lead­ing up to the event, and have been mak­ing fi­nals of dif­fer­ent weight classes over the course of the sea­son, and are look­ing on course to pick up medals again at this year’s na­tional tug of war cham­pi­onships.

“We have been com­pet­ing well this year, and have im­proved greatly since last year,” said club sec­re­tary Alan Knott.

“We have a young squad, many of who only started com­pet­ing with us last sea­son, so it is great to be in a po­si­tion to be chal­leng­ing for na­tional medals again this year”

“Should we win the na­tional cham­pi­onships this year, then we would be el­i­gi­ble to rep­re­sent Eng­land at the Euro­pean Tug of War Cham­pi­onships in Septem­ber, which would be a very spe­cial mo­ment for our club as it is the 50th an­niver­sary of the Euro­pean Tug of War Cham­pi­onships, and Bosley won the first Euro­pean Tug of War Cham­pi­onship back in 1965, so it would be great if we can get there.”

Tug of war also re­ceived a boost this week with the news that Tug of War is a can­di­date sport for po­ten­tial in­clu­sion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Ja­pan.

The Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion are the gov­ern­ing body for tug of war in Eng­land and are keen to em­pha­sise the pos­i­tive side of tug of war as a true team sport that is open and ac­ces­si­ble to all.

“Our As­so­ci­a­tion are al­ways look­ing to en­cour­age new teams and in­di­vid­u­als (male and fe­male) of all ages into our sport, so if any­one lo­cally wishes to give tug of war a go, then they should get in touch with us to find out how to join in with a train­ing ses­sion.”

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Bosley Tug of War Club can be found on their club web site at www. bosley­tu­, or con­tact Alan Knott on 07976 591222 or e-mail alan_p_­knott@ hot­

●● Bosley Tug of War team

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