Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association Venues for The world Championships in 2011

NEWS UPDATE

The 2011 Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association (CWWA) World Championship Venues will also be available HERE for the remainder of the wrestling season.
Venues for The Lakeland Sports Promoters' Association Events for 2011 can be seen HERE.

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The World Championships of the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association were allocated to events throughout the North of England at last week’s Governing Board meeting. Applications were plentiful from aspiring events, and championships will take place throughout Cumbria and Northumberland, reflecting the main centres of wrestling, based round the existing Academies. Five events are based in the Kendal/ Milnthorpe catchment area, three each in Northumberland and the Carlisle area, and one out West where Waberthwaite Academy keeps turning out the wrestlers.  The first champion to defend his title, if he is still young enough, is William Atkinson of Kendal. Last year he had to travel to Alwinton in the Northumbrian hills to win his Under15 Years title. The event on June 19th this year will be staged a few miles down the River Coquet at Rothbury Vintage Rally, in a field only metres away from the school where the Rothbury Academy meets for training.

Rothbury Academy coach, Darren Whitfield, has a special interest in one of the other championships, for he is the holder of the All Weights title, won at Alston Gala last year. This year Penrith Show has been particularly supportive of the wrestling and it is appropriate that they are hosts for the big one.

The busiest champion will be Andrew Carlile, one of the main coaches at Carlisle Wrestling Club, and holder of no less than three titles from last year. He begins his defences at the end of August when the 11st Championship is at Crosby Ravensworth Show, an event, which like Penrith has been making a positive effort on behalf of our traditional wrestling, and fully deserves the honour of staging a championship which has had the same fine silver trophy since 1907. A week later he defends his 10st title at Hesket Newmarket. Finally, in late September, he heads down to the far Western corner of Lakeland to defend his 12st title at Eskdale Show.

The last championship of the year is the 15 Stones at Alwinton Show. There have been many stirring championship battles over the years in the big Alwinton ring, and it is particularly appropriate that some of the big Northumbrian lads will be wrestling in front of local support, not least, Andrew Ord, the present 15st Champion.

CWWA WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES

for 2011

All Weights Penrith Show Saturday July 23rd
15 Stone Alwinton Show Saturday October 8th
14 Stone Powburn Show Saturday August 6th
13 Stone Westmorland County Show Thursday September 8th
12 Stone Eskdale Show Saturday September 24th
11 Stone Crosby Ravensworth Thursday August 25th
10½ Stone Hesket Newmarket Show Saturday September 3rd
Under 18 Years Ambleside Sports Thursday July 28th
Under 18 Years/ 10 Stone Langdale Gala Sunday July 3rd
Under 15 Years Rothbury Vintage Rally Sunday June 19th
Under 15 Years/8 Stone Rusland Sports Saturday August 20th

Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (April 13th 2011)

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