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The culmination of the
2014 Winter Guard United Kingdom season took
place on Saturday 29th March at the Fenton Manor Leisure Centre in Stoke On Trent with
the 35th British Winter Guard Championships. This year over
130 people, including all 4 of
our Guards together with staff, parents and
supporters, made the journey!
all 4 of our units on, once again, another successful competitive winter
Guard under their new leadership of Karen Mellor came a
fantastic 2nd in the Cadet Class winning the Silver Medal.
over the reigns of the Rugrats after 9 years, Krissie Longford
took over the Juniors for this season and they did
magnificently well all season winning all their contests, up
to and including the Prelims event on Championships day, but
were just piped to the post in their Finals coming in 2nd
place in the Junior Class also winning the Silver Medal.
The A Guard,
under the joint direction of Stacey & Dave Barham, had
been playing cat and mouse all season with one other Guard but
come Championships day they really came to their fore and in
the end comfortably won the Gold Medal being crowned British A
Class Champions (for the 7th time) - a fabulous achievement.
This year the Open Guard
pushed hard under the leadership of Gavin Woodhead and were
chomping at the bit to grab the bronze medal as it had been
nip and tuck all season between 3rd and 4th place but on the
day it was not to be as they took 4th Place in the Open Class.
Full details from
our 2014 season are available by clicking
here including full scores from the WGUK contests we attended.
The win for the A
Guard brings the total number of Championships wins for Southern
Knights up to 20 and we have now won at least one national title
every year for the past 10 years - an achievement we
are very proud of.
This summer we will
be holding recruitment events in conjunction with Brighton &
Hove City Council as we look to start increasing our membership
again ready for the 2015 winter season.
always, we would like to pass on our thanks to all the staff, parents and supporters who provide all
the members with such great support - and, of course, thank you to
the members for their commitment and hard work and for providing
us with such a great array of talent over the past winter.
7th April 2014