The Welsh Shearing Team will be heading to France next month for the 2019 Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
 Currently busy packing, the seven strong team will soon be setting off for Le Dorat in France.
The international competition sees teams traveling from across the northern and southern hemispheres to compete for the ultimate world championship titles. The first Golden Shears World Championships was held in 1977 and the competition is now a showcase for both quality and excellence in the skilful art of shearing and woolhandling.
Held approximately every two to three years, the contest was last held in Invercargill, New Zealand in 2017.

The experienced Welsh team will be competing for World Individual and Team Championship titles against other teams from countries such as New Zealand, England, Australia, France, Germany, Northern Ireland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and United States of America.
 The championships are being held from 4 – 7 July, just two weeks before they will be back on home-turf competing at the 100th Royal Welsh Show.

Rhydwyn Price, team manager, said: “We have a very strong Welsh team heading out to France for the 2019 Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships next month and we wish them every success in their bid to bring home the championship titles.

“July is a busy month for our team and although they are entirely focused on the competitions in France, we are all immensely looking forward to competing, once again, at the Royal Welsh Show later in the month.”