Great Britain Championships 2017
In view of much speculation and discussion regarding this year’s Great Britain Championships as to whether the Championships will run or not – the Southern England Regional Council (the organisers) have taken this step to inform everyone of the current position.
In December 2016 Butlins advised the Council representatives that they no longer wished to host the Championships, and ceased any further involvement with immediate effect. This was, by their own admission, through no fault of anyone connected with Irish Dancing nor the event, merely a commercial decision on their part.
Less than 12 months notice is not by any means advantageous to anyone in finding a suitable venue, commence negotiations and reach a contractual agreement, but the Regional Council have taken this on, and are determined that the GB will run this year. Efforts are ongoing to find a solution.
Every means available will be used, in due course, to advise all of the new venue etc
Sotuhern England Regional Council.