In the squad for Abu Dhabi 2017.
We are delighted to say that Angus has made the squad for the World Skills competition in Abu Dhabi. It’s the 44th running of the event with 50 skills on show, 1200 competitors and from 72 countries.
It’s great news and we are delighted that Angus has become such an accomplished cabinet maker whilst under our guidance and employment. A fantastic achievement but really only the start of the run to Abu Dhabi. He has made the squad but there is only room for a single competitor at the event in 2017. Between now and the competition we have to help Angus become the chosen one. He will have to raise his game significantly and leave those that make the final choice with no doubt that he is capable of winning the competition. Our good friend Gary Tuddenham, who is helping with Angus’ training, won the completion in 2007 and the UK have also won the last 2 events in 2013 and 2015, so the pressure is on for whoever represents the UK to make it 3 in a row.
So what now? Well the plan is for Angus to do at least 20 mock competitions between now and October 2017. Thats 20 pieces, each made within the competition timescales of 22 hours. It’s a massive commitment from both Angus and us here at W and A. A commitment that we are all prepared to make, and one that we hope will win him the place on the plane to Abu Dhabi.
Go for it Angus. We know you can do it.
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