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Middy Academy Day 2021

20 junior anglers to be selected
Middy Academy Day 2021

Published: 09/02/2021


Middy will be hosting their first ever Academy day on Saturday 17 July 2021. Keep reading to find out all the information and how to apply.

Twenty junior anglers will meet stars of the match fishing world such as Rob Wootton, Chris Cameron ('Match This' Champions') and Lee Thornton ('Matchman Of The Year'). Also in attendance will be Steve Gregory (UK Match Record Setter) and a host of other Middy sponsored anglers*, all of whom will be providing one-to-one coaching for the junior anglers during the morning. In the afternoon, a short match between the 20 juniors will take place - the winner will receive a Middy junior sponsorship and/or over £1,500 worth of Middy tackle.

The Middy Academy will take place at Middy Shearsby Valley Lakes on 17 July and any juniors aged between 12 and 16 who are interested in attending can download the application form on the link below. There are only 20 spaces available and Middy's sponsored anglers will be reviewing all applications to decide the twenty successful juniors.

Before applying, please note the following conditions. Any juniors who are accepted onto the Academy day must be prepared to accept the terms of a Middy junior sponsorship, a copy of which is available on request by emailing Further terms include that a parent/guardian must be supervising at all times throughout the day. You must be aged between 12 and 16 years old to apply. The full terms and conditions are shown in the application form and you should read these carefully before submitting your application.

If selected, entry will cost £30, which is payable direct to Shearsby Valley Lakes over the phone by debit/credit card in advance of the Academy day and must be paid no later than 1st May 2021. If payment is not received by then, a reserve angler would take your spot.

In regard to food and drink, every junior will receive a £25 voucher when they arrive on the day, which can be spent on food and drink in the on-site cafe, as well as on tackle and bait in the on-site shop. This voucher is valid only for spending at Shearsby Valley Lakes during the Academy day and cannot be used later or exchanged for cash.

Every junior will receive a goody bag, a Middy Academy t-shirt and a Middy cap, and there will also be a prize raffle around lunch time. The t-shirt and cap must be worn on the day (these will be sent to you in advance). You need to bring adequate fishing equipment including a rod, pole, hooks, chair/seatbox for junior and parent/guardian, etc. Top-ups of tackle, as well as bait, can be purchased from the on-site tackle shop. There will be toilets and free parking available on-site. The event will go ahead subject to pandemic restrictions allowing it to do so and all government rules at the time must be followed. See full T&C in the application form.

*Attendance of specific anglers cannot be absolutely guaranteed. All named anglers have stated their full intention to attend, so long as there are no unexpected clashes with big match dates.

If you are selected onto the Academy day and win the match, you will receive a Middy junior sponsorship, which includes a starter pack valued at over £1,500. Do not apply for the Academy day if you are not willing to our accept the terms of a junior sponsorship (a copy of which is available on request).

Good luck with your application. Middy will confirm if you have received a place on the Academy day as soon as possible. Brennan junior signing announcement web image.jpg
Harry Brennan was Middy's first junior signing of the year.


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