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Team Manager/Treasurer

Anne & Cassie

ANNE ALCOCK            

PROFILE

Background

Anne is a former PE teacher at Lymm High School, has played hockey for Cheshire and the North of England and later worked as an Independent Financial Advisor. With husband Geoff and 4 other ex- members in 2000 she formed WDDC/Live Wires and served on the BFA committee from 2006 to 2011. The first Live Wires committee was set up in 2001.

Joined the Club

2000 (Founder member)

Previous Club

None

Dogs in Teams

Previously:-Live Wires with Trixie (Border Collie)/Live Wires with Gypsy (Border Collie).  

Presently:-Live Wires with Cassie (Border Collie). 

Other Roles in the Club

Coaching Beginners & Starters.

Interests

Sport, drawing/designing, photography and gym.

Crufts & Sponsorship Liaison

SUSAN McDERMOTT        

01257 423447

mcdig@blueyonder.co.uk

PROFILE

Background

Susan was a Civil Servant for 11 years before starting a family and taking on the role of stay at home mum. Susan's daughter introduced her to Flyball and along came Megan, closely followed by Neo, Evie, Isla and River.  Along with Neo they were part of the team that were European Champions 2012, British Champions 2011/2012 and British record holder on a number of occasions. 

Joined the Club

2000

Previous Club

None 

Dogs in Teams

Previously:- Live Wires with Neo (Border Collie) European Champions in 2012, British Champion numerous times and British record holder on a number of occasions.  Puppies with River (Border Collie) - now handed over to Shaun to run in Livewires 

Presently:-Live Wires with Isla (Border Collie) and Wire Flash with Neo (Border Collie)   

Other Roles in the Club

Livewires Crufts Team Manager and Coordinator.

Coaching Puppies/Beginners/starters

Interests

Crafting

 

 

Club Representative - Equipment

GEOFF ALCOCK            

01925 267274

g.alcock@care4free.net

PROFILE

Background

Originally I was a Physics teacher at Grammar and Comprehensive schools at Warrington, Prescot, Widnes and Lowton, (Nr Leigh) until I retired for the first time.

I played hockey in goal for Warrington Sports Club for many years and later qualified to umpire County matches. I also ran a Badminton Club at Grappenhall Village Hall, Nr. Warrington and I have played golf at Lymm Golf Club for nearly 40 years.

At my last job I was self-employed for many more years running my own Gardening and DIY business before finally retiring for good.

Regarding dog sports Anne and I looked into doing some more besides obedience and at first took part in courses for flyball and agility at Wilmslow DC with Doreen’s Northern Bytes, before we set up Live Wires at Grappenhall Sports Club in 2001 where previously we’d both been keen members of a hockey club.

Joined the Club

2000 (Founder member)

Previous Clubs

None

Dogs in Teams

Previously:- Live Wires with Jodie & Trixie (Border Collies)  

Presently:- None

Other Roles in the Club

Captain of Live Wires.

Equipment Maintenance.

Interests

Playing Golf at Lymm Golf Club for nearly 40 years

 

 

 

Club Representative -

PAULINE SMIT

07415865883

Background:

Pauline is a Canine and Equine Reiki practitioner and has a Veterinary Nurse background. She came across Flyball when she got her Whippet Cross dog named Badger and was looking for a job for him. Within no time he was hooked and so was she.

Joined Club:

December 2016

Previous club:

Wilmslow Wild Dogs

Dogs in team:

Badger is my first flyball dog and he runs in Livewires.

Interests:

Walking, flyball, travelling and horses

Website - (Ex-officio Position - approved by Committee)

HOWARD JONES

porthleven62@talktalk.net 

PROFILE

Background

Howard has always been involved in sports.  After retiring from football he was looking for another challenge.  After a chance conversation at dog obedience he accompanied Sam to Flyball and hasn't looked back since.  Howard and Phar were part of the team that were European Champions in 2012, British Champions 2011/2012 and British record holder on a number of occasions.

Joined the Club

2007

Previous Clubs

None

Dogs in Teams

Previously:-  

Presently:- Live Wires with Phar (Border Collie) and Puppies with George(Whippet Cross)

Other Roles in the Club

Captain of Wire Flash

Interests

Most sports and walking

 

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Chester Road

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Cheshire

WA7 3EY