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StenburyrockchallengeThe UK Rock Challenge and J Rock have announced the qualifying teams for the 2015 Southern finals, the region’s annual celebrations of exceptional youth creativity, talent and imagination.

 To qualify through to a final a team must either place first at their local heat or have been chosen as one of the highest scoring runners up. Due to their success in the regional competitions, 3 teams from the Isle of Wight have qualified to these prestigious Southern J Rock and Rock Challenge Finals which will take place at the Portsmouth Guildhall from Wednesday 17th June.

Stenbury Federation have qualified to the Southern J Rock Final and Ryde Academy and Sandown Bay Academy will be representing the Isle of Wight in the Southern Premier Final.

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Across the four Southern Finals last year over 5000 audience members, VIPs and Sponsors travelled to Portsmouth Guildhall to watch and support the young people involved, a figure which will hopefully not just be matched but succeeded in 2015.

Tickets are priced at £12 and are available to purchase via the Portsmouth Guildhall Box Office on 08444 539 062

Chairman of the Be Your Best Foundation George Cooil has attended a number of the 2015 events and is looking forward to also showing his support across the Southern Finals. George said:

“It has been a pleasure to watch such a diverse and high quality range of performances already so far on this year’s tour and the finals are sure to be exceptional evenings.

“It really is rewarding to see how the youth of today can flourish in a 100% drug, tobacco and alcohol free environment.

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“Whilst it is great for the finalists to have qualified, every single participant involved in this year’s competition should be really proud of themselves as the commitment and dedication has been clear to see and the standard of performances higher than ever.”

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