As chair of the NITOWA and on behalf of our new executive I would like to take this opportunity to wish all clubs, members and tug of war supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to register our thanks to the previous executive, who delivered the first European Championships in Northern Ireland, for all their hard work and effort over the past 4 years.
Our indoor season has been very successful to date and after Christmas we enter a different phase of the season, finishing off our national championships and preparing for the British and Irish Championships that are being Hosted by our neighbours, the Irish Tug of War Association (ITOWA) in Castlebar, County Mayo on 11th and 12th February and the following weekend an open international tournament in Lagerweji, Holland. We within the executive wish all the Northern Ireland teams and squad members our full support and best wishes as they prepare to compete against some of the best teams in the world from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Holland and the Basque region.
Our outdoor season kicks off shortly after that, with a full calendar of both domestic and international fixtures and we are hopeful we will see a lot more clubs competing within the association throughout 2017.
Keep watching our website for updates and tug of war information.
Enjoy all the happiness that Christmas and the New Year brings.
Northern Ireland Tug Of War Association (NITOWA)