Bosley boosted by maiden win

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TUG OF WAR ALAN KNOTT

BOSLEY Tug of War Club com­peted in the first leg of the Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional League in Bed­ford as they con­tinue their prepa­ra­tions for the 2016 Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Out­door Tug of War Cham­pi­onships which are tak­ing place at Mac­cles­field Rugby Club on Satur­day 18 June.

The team com­peted in four weight classes on the day at 600kg, 640kg, 680kg and catch­weight com­pe­ti­tions and were look­ing to im­prove on the two fi­nals the team reached at their own event which they hosted at Glebe Farm on ear­lier in the month.

Bosley again made two fi­nals, first in the 600kg com­pe­ti­tion, where they pro­gressed from their group to the fi­nal in first place ahead of Nor­ton, Sand­hurst, Two Dales, Lin­coln and Hol­land.

In the fi­nal, Bosley met Oxney Vines Cross Tug of War Club from Sus­sex who won their group,, with Bosley over­com­ing their south­ern op­po­nents by two ends to nil to win their first com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son.

Bosley also reached the fi­nal of the 640kg com­pe­ti­tion, pro­gress­ing out of a group con­tain­ing Lin­coln, Wide­combe, Two Dales and Sand­hurst. Bosley pro­gressed to the fi­nal where they met Nor­ton from Stafford­shire who won their group. In the fi­nal, Bosley did not quite have enough to de­feat their op­po­nents over the two ends, so had to set­tle for sil­ver.

In the other weight classes, Bosley did not progress from the group stages to com­pete in any fi­nals.

“We had a good day of com­pe­ti­tion, and it was an im­proved per­for­mance on the pre­vi­ous week,” com­mented Bosley puller Alan Knott.

“We still have a long way to go, but it is pleas­ing to make a good start to the sea­son, and hope­fully we can con­tinue to progress and im­prove as the na­tional cham­pi­onships tak­ing place on 18 June get closer.

“We will be at­tend­ing com­pe­ti­tions al­most ev­ery week now so hope­fully we can stay ahead of our com­peti­tors.”

Bosley will be com­pet­ing at the Tug of War As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Out­door Tug of War Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day 18 June, which takes place lo­cally at Mac­cles­field Rugby Club. Spec­ta­tors will be wel­come and en­cour­aged to go along and sup­port the teams that are tak­ing part. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the Na­tional Tug of War Cham­pi­onships, visit www.tu­gofwar. co.uk.

Bosley Tug of War Club train twice a week in Bosley on Tues­day and Thurs­day evenings from 7.30pm. The club wel­comes new male and fe­male mem­bers of all ages and abil­i­ties.

If you are look­ing to get in­volved in sport, want to get fit, or want to try some­thing new, then con­tact Alan Knott of Bosley Tug of War Club on 07976 591222 or e-mail alan_p_ knott@hot­mail.com.

●● King’s Tram­polin­ing squad fol­low­ing their suc­cess at the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Wi­gan

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