Para Dance UK  are delighted to announce that representing Team GB for Para Dance Sport in 2019 will be Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness who are set to compete in the Cuijk 2019 Para Dance Sport International Competition on the 19-21st April.

The Manchester based couple are looking to compete in the Latin and Freestyle  class 2 category, and Paula will compete as a single lady class 2 competitor, this is the Singles set IPC event of 5 dances competition. The couple hope to improve upon the success they achieved in 2018 The couple keep growing from strength to strength and there achievement  is a culmination of all the hard work and training the couple have put into the sport of Para Dance over many years. We wish them good luck this weekend!

 

Para Dance is a growing sport across the UK and a sport that is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. However, although the sport of Para Dance is growing at both a grass root and elite level, the continual lack of funding makes it increasingly difficult for couples like Paula and Gary to progress competitively to a higher level. This is due to limited resources and a heavy reliance on self-funding and sponsorship donations. Despite Para Dance UK constantly exploring possible new funding opportunities to help couples like Paula and Gary, this is often a long and disheartening process

 

“ In order to continue to increase participation levels as well as helping individuals and couples to progress to both national and international competitions Para Dance UK  is in need of additional sponsorship. The national governing body relies heavily on the work of volunteers, donations and sponsorship from companies and individuals. Although we have British and International competitions we also need more sponsorship to help our members and couples similar to Paula and Gary advance in the sport of Para Dance.” said Patrick McGeough, Chief Executive Officer

 

If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring Team GB or sponsoring Wheelchair Dance Sport UK official competitions, the next competition in the UK is in October 2016. Please contact Para Dance UK  on 0300 11 30 45 or email info@paradance.org.uk