National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

30 May 2014

Members picked up trophies for their achievements during 2012/13 at the Annual General Meeting in Blackpool.

Achievements in fundraising, YFC Travel presentations and recruitment of new members were recognised and members were at the AGM to collect their silverware to share in their clubs and counties.

The Top Trainers Award was given to Victoria Niccolls from Hampshire for her continued hard work in training and delivery of the Curve modules.

Keith Forster from Cumbria collected the NFU Trophy on behalf of Cumbria FYFC for being the champion county federation in national competitions.

Ruth Battye from Derbyshire collected the Tug Wilson award on behalf of Derbyshire for being the reserve champion county federation in national competitions. Ruth also collected the Worshipful Company of Farmers Trophy for Derbyshire as the champion small county federation whose membership is among the lowest 50 per cent of counties in national competitions. 

The Merrick Burrell Award for county with the largest percentage increase in membership over the past three years was awarded to Northampton Town & County and Linsey Burton collected the award.

Devon FYFC were proclaimed the greatest fundraisers in 2013 and were given the Prince of Wales trophy for the County federation that had raised the most money per member for a charitable cause. Ivybridge YFC from Devon also won the Lionel J Hill Trophy for being the club that had raised the most money for charity per member.

The club raised £18,000 from a single barn dance event last year and donated the money to three charities.

Caroline Trude won the best the Young Farmers Ambassadors Award for the best PowerPoint presentation for YFC Travel.

The final award of the day was given to Rachel Goldie from Yorkshire FYFC who won the Sidney Fawcett Trophy for giving the greatest contribution to the meeting with her speech that supported the increase in the national levy.

Rachel, who has been a member of Great Smeaton YFC for 10 years, said she was challenged by her County President to do it but she was keen to support the decision.

“There was a big difference this year in that we understood where our money is going,” said Rachel in reference to all of the information council gave to counties in the run up to the AGM.

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