Schoolgirl celebrates success at Crufts

A team called Coventry Kids and their dogs who reached the relay final at Crufts 2015.'L-R: Kieran and Zoe Tennant, Luke and Adam Timbrell, Suzzanne Gladstone, Freya Carr and Rebecca Tennant. EMN-151103-114322001
A team called Coventry Kids and their dogs who reached the relay final at Crufts 2015.'L-R: Kieran and Zoe Tennant, Luke and Adam Timbrell, Suzzanne Gladstone, Freya Carr and Rebecca Tennant. EMN-151103-114322001
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A nine-year-old schoolgirl is celebrating after helping her young team and their dogs finish runners-up in a prestigious relay competition at Crufts.

Freya Carr, of Ab Kettleby, was a member of the Coventry Kids squad which came second in the Young Kennel Club Flyball Competition for the second successive year.

Flyball is a dog relay race between two teams, where the canine competitors take it in turns to jump over a line of four hurdles to a box, collect a tennis ball and return back over the hurdles – all under the command of their human handlers.

Freya’s team, who were sponsored by British Sugar, reached the final after beating teams from Warwickshire and Yorkshire, only to be narrowly beaten to the title by ‘Dream Team Youth Team’, from the south of England.

Team captain Suzzanne Gladstone said: “I’m super proud of the Coventry Kids coming second. They always do us proud.”