GALLERY: Doggie delights at Euro Flyball Championships in Littleport

COMPETITORS flooded in from all over the continent to take part in the European Flyball Championships in Littleport at the weekend.

More than 100 teams of trainers and some 600 four-legged competitors participated at Littleport Leisure Centre between Friday and Sunday, battling it out in a range of categories and classes.

The flyball championships have been running since 1998 and sees teams of dogs involved in a race over a short obstacle course, with each hound required to catch and retrieve a tennis ball before returning to the start line.

Kristian Allcorn, one of the event organisers, said: “We were very pleased with the amount of teams who wanted to participate this year and we had clubs from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Scotland.”

A host of different breeds were on show including Labradors, retrievers, border collies and Jack Russells.

Although the racing was the main aspect of the tournament, the evenings also brought an opportunity for teams to socialise, with evening entertainment including bands and DJ’s laid on.