23 September 2010

Husqvarna congratulates UK contestants who represent UK in the World Logging Championship, Croatia

After weeks of training, and internal competitions, Dewi Williams of Gwynedd, Alun Jones of Denbigh, Josh Russell of Norfolk and Richard Elliott of Devon have been chosen to represent the UK in the 29th World Logging Championship (WLC), in Croatia September 23-26th.

Press kit

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External links

World Logging Championship Blog

For all UK media enquiries

They will use Husqvarna chainsaws during the championship and will be competing in five disciplines that make up the WLC. The team are aiming for gold medals for the UK in their categories.

WLC is divided into five disciplines, inspired by the same procedures that the professionals exercise in their everyday work: tree felling, fitting another chain, bucking by combined cuts, precision bucking and limbing. Every participant competes in all five disciplines and gets rated both individually and as a national team. All national teams consist of three seniors and one junior. The loggers who compete have to use the same chainsaw throughout the whole competition. The majority of the Husqvarna competitors have chosen to use 576 XP and 372 XP, which are typical professional chainsaws due to their excellent performance.

Husqvarna WLC Blog

The World Logging Championship in Croatia can be followed through a website hosted by Husqvarna. The Husqvarna WLC Blog contains all the latest information about championship history, discipline information, participant interviews and expert opinions. This weekend Husqvarna will upload live content to the site. The results of the disciplines will be covered and interviews of many participants and experts will be broadcasted.

UK Team

Mr Dewi Williams – Gwynedd (Professional)
Mr Alun Jones – Dinbych (Professional)
Mr Josh Russell – Norfolk (Under 24s)
Mr Richard Elliott – Devon (Professional) 

Note: The Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. It is the European leader in consumer irrigation equipment under the Gardena brand. The Group is also one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Net sales in 2009 were SEK 34 billion and the average number of employees was 15,000.