Paula-Moulton-and-Gary-Lyness-189x300The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are delighted to announce that two of our members Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness are set to compete in the 2014 ipc Wheelchair Dance Sport approved competiton International Sport & Handicap Wheelchair Dance Cup in Belgium. The couple are also looking to compete in November 2014 at the 2014 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport European Championships in Poland They will compete in both competitions in the Latin class 2 Select category and hope to improve upon the success they achieved in Germany in 2013 where they came 4th overall in the International Schloss Biebrich Trophy.. This ranking is an exceptional achievement and is a culmination of all the hard work and training the couple have put into the sport of Wheelchair Dance over many years.

Wheelchair Dance is a growing sport across the UK and a sport that is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. However, although the sport of Wheelchair 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 the WDSA (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 The Wheelchair Dance Association (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 Wheelchair Dance.” said Patrick McGeough, Business Development Director

If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring a couple like Paula and Gary or sponsoring the events and work the WDSA (UK) is doing .Please contact the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) on 0300 11 30 45 or emailinfo@wdsauk.co.uk.

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