Potters Bar’s Flyball event had great ‘paw’ticipation

PUBLISHED: 13:20 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 02 July 2019

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

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Potters Bar’s own Flyball team hosted a popular event over the weekend.

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PRHotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

Hotshots Flyball Team hosted races which saw a number of teams go head to head in the competitive UK Flyball league fixtures.

Flyball is a relatively new sport in which teams of dogs race against each other, leaping over hurdles to retrieve a tennis ball and running back to their handlers with the ball.

The Hotshots Flyball team was formed over a decade ago and currently has 16 members. Team captain Leigh Heaps said: "The event went very well! Due to the extremely hot weather we had to finish at lunchtime on Saturday for the safety of the dogs and humans, but had a full busy day on Sunday.

"It is very much a team sport and our club runs as a team with everyone pitching in and making decisions on the club's progress together."

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PRHotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

Both teams, Hotshots and Hotshots Hawks came 3rd in their divisions over the weekend.

To find out more visit: facebook.com/flyballteamhotshots.

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PRHotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PRHotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

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Hotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PRHotshots Flyball team compete against other teams at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre. Picture: Strand PR

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