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The Junior Open Agility World Championships (JOAWC) in 2020 has been announced to be held in Finland in 2020.
The Junior Open Agility World Championships is an agility competition, which is officially recognized by the FCI and is based on the FCI Agility regulations of 2012.
Agility in Finland is a recognized sport, this means that dogs and handlers maybe subjected to random drug testing. The adult coaching team have experience of these requirements and will be advising the YKC coaching team accordingly.
In addition, a new law is likely to come into effect in 2020 banning dogs with docked tails competing at any dog sports in Finland. Therefore it is recommended that dogs with docked tails do not tryout for these championships.
Even though it is called the European Open Juniors, All National Member Organisations of the FCI or National Organisations with a close relationship to the FCI are invited to participate in this event. Last year (2018), competing alongside European countries were the likes of the US, Canada, Japan and Russia. Including the UK, there nearly 30 countries competing in 2018.
Competing as part of the YKC Team GB Squad is a huge commitment and requires a lot of dedication. The Team Selection Process provides you with an insight of how to qualify and what is required from each team member. Invites onto the 2019 championships have now been sent