Para Dance UK are delighted to announce that we will be sending a GB Team to compete at the World Para Dance Sport European Championships in Lomianki, Poland. The team will be made up of two Athletes Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness who rank 8th in the Official European Rankings in 2018. The couple will be competing in Class 2 Combi Latin and Freestyle and we hope will inspire more individuals to get involved and take part in the sport following their attendance just recently at the UK National Championships .
This attendance would not have been possible without the support of Champneys Charitable Foundation who have sponsored some of the Team GB cost and we look forward to doing you proud in the competition this week! Para Dance Sport is a growing sport across the UK and a sport that is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. However, although the sport is growing at both a grass root and elite level, the continual lack of funding makes it increasingly difficult for us to expand and grow more couples to compete at elite level but we look forward to a future where Para Dance Sport Team GB has more supporters like Champneys who believe in enabling more athletes to compete for their country in the sport of Para Dance.
“The whole team at Para Dance UK is behind the Para Dance Sport Team GB and we are looking forward to cheering our athletes on in the Championship this weekend! In order to continue to increase participation levels as well as helping athletes to compete for Team GB, Para Dance UK needs additional sponsorship and support. We as a NGB rely heavily on the work of volunteers, donations and sponsorship from companies and individuals alongside the determinations and commitment from our Athletes to help them compete for their country at the European Championships, We hope that people seeing them competing and achieving that goal will inspire others to support and engage the Sport in the Future” said Patrick McGeough, CEO
Good luck to Team GB this weekend and if you have felt inspired or your company would be interested in sponsoring Team GB or any other activity to do with Para Dance Sport, Please contact Para Dance UK on 0300 11 30 45 or email email@example.com
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Para Dance UK are the UK National Governing Body for Para Dance Sport as well as the top organisation pioneering inclusive dance in the UK. They give everyone the opportunity to get involved in dance, and ensure that no individual is excluded from that opportunity! They run instructor courses, taster sessions and develop highly competitive athletes in the international field.