/ NEWS: 'Lonsdale China' Sponsor GB Bouldering Team
The GB Bouldering Team is pleased to announce it has signed a new five-year deal
with outdoor clothing manufacturer Lonsdale China. The deal is a major boost in the
team's efforts to compete and succeed at International Federation for...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67096
the link to gb team doesnt work
interesting - aren't these people (Lonsdale) part of the SportsDirect/F&T/... franchaise ?
Aren't the Association of British Climbing Walls also assisting financially to support GB competition climbing as well?
The GB Climbing Team have several nice shiny new sponsors which we will be unvailing in the next few weeks, all of which has helped us increase the teams budget by over 100%, which is fantastic news for the team!
I think what most people don't realise is that the IFSC have changed their rules this year, and now we can only send a maximum of 4 climbers in each category to a world cup event. Its not us limiting the numbers we send to events, its the IFSC.
We plan to fill each quota for every single boulder world cup this year. Full start lists can be seen on the IFSC calendar on the website.
It gets better.
Great to see the team supported. So much talent and hard work done there, by the team members, coaches and managers.
Good on on the ABC. Seems like everyone is pulling together in the right direction.
Thanks Rob for your efforts on The Teams behalf.
But in vienna the women's bouldering had 6 competitors from both france and austria....
Every country has a quota of 4. In addition to this you can also register anyone is is a reigning World or Continetal Champion, and anyone who is in the current top 10 based on the World Ranking (not the World Cup ranking as that resets to zero every year). And if you are the host country you get a bigger quota.
France had extra climbers as they had top 10 climbers.
Austria has extra climbers as they were the hosts plus Anna Stohr is World and Euro Champion.
Shauna is now top 10 so we get an extra climber hence we have 5 registered for the next comp (Innsbruck in 12 days time).
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