AN OTLEY-BASED dog sport team is celebrating a victorious start to its new season.

Wharfedale Woofs Flyball Club were in action for the first time in the 2019 Outdoor Season recently when they travelled to Epworth, North Lincolnshire. The club entered three teams and all did well - with Pupsters, in Starters, gaining third place in their league; Weebles taking second place and Sunday Whizzkids going one better and coming first.

A club spokesman said they were delighted with the results, adding: “We as ever are grateful to our local sponsors, Blue Barn and Cross Green Vets.”

The club, meanwhile can be seen in action at his year’s Otley Show, on Saturday, May 18, following a successful debut in 2018.

Flyball involves teams of dogs racing side-by-side against each other over a course with hurdles to a box that releases a ball that has to be returned.