WGUK British Winter Guard Championships 2017 - new venue
Following the 2016 British Winter Guard Championships WGUK
were advised that Fenton Manor Leisure Centre in Stoke On Trent,
the home of our Championships since 2012, would not be available
to us for our 2017 event. And so the search for a replacement was
urgently put in place.
After contacting and visiting a number of different venues
across the country we are pleased to announce that the venue for the
38th WGUK British Championships on Saturday 1st April 2017 is now confirmed as the
University of Worcester
Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN.
University of Worcester Arena - UWA
This venue was only opened in 2013 and is a state of the art sports venue with front line seating for 1300 people (approx. 100 more than
Fenton Manor) and excellent warm up facilities and infrastructure with the big plus that, unlike any other venue we have used in the past, we will have exclusive use of the venue.
The venue has an experienced events team which has hosted numerous residential international, national and regional performance tournaments and events which have included: European Cheerleading Summit, European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Karate National Championships, Taekwondo British, English & Regional Championships, Netball Superleague and International Championships.
Other facilities at the venue include a media suite, changing
facilities, cafe/bar and so we are very excited to have been able to secure this superb venue for our main event of the year and look forward to it showcasing the fantastic performances
the Guards will be bringing to the competition floor this coming
winter at the UWA - the University of Worcester Arena
Watch the announcement video available on the WGUK
26th May 2016