British Comp Teams Announced

The BMC recently held trials to decide the 2007 British climbing teams. Yesterday they announced both the bouldering and junior teams: The British Bouldering Team has now been selected following the team trials in December. The team consists of: Dave Barrans Jordan Buys Naomi Buys Nick Clement Leah Crane Mark Croxall Andrew Earl Ned Frehally Tom Gore Chris Graham Ben Meeks Roddy Mackenzie Tony Musselbrook Katie Mills Zoe Ogden Gareth Parry Ryan Pasquill Audrey Seguy (subject to successful passport application) Rachel Seymour Martin Smith Tom Sugden Stewart Watson Ben West Katy Whittaker. The team kicks off this year´s training with a trip to Fontainebleau over the next few days. They will take on the rest of Europe in the ICC European Bouldering Championships at the Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show in March. The Junior leading team is as follows:   Natalie Berry Shauna Coxsey Joshua Farrell Hazel Findlay James Garden Peter Johnstone Robert MacKenzieBethany Monks Tony Musselbrook Ashleigh Naysmith Tom Newman Declan Stock Adam Watson Martin Watson Catherine Whiteman Katy Whittaker Peter Whittaker   The following have been invited to aspire to the Team:   Ross Kirkland Rebecca Hall Johnathon Stocking Michaela Tracy Kitty Wallace   Junior Team Manager, Tony Powell, said “As ever, selection for the Junior team continues to be particularly tricky. We clearly have a wealth of talent coming through and in an ideal world given limitless funding and numerous staff we would have a team twice or three times the size. Alas, however, we live in the real world and we therefore unfortunately have to whittle the numbers down to the manageable and outstanding few.  After much consideration we have decided for this year that we will not have squad members but rather have full team members and aspirant members to the team. Aspirants will only remain such whilst we get to know and assess them with the expectation of including them in the team within the year.” You can follow the progress of the teams at the Difficulty Team Website and the Bouldering Team Website Source: BMC Note: we´ll let you know about the senior difficulty team selection as soon as it is announced.