National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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National final: 

Saturday 9 July, 2022


Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford ST18 0BD

Outline of competition:

A team shall consist of five members, each of whom must be 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2021 and full members of a club affiliated to NFYFC.


The team shall consist of a Chairman, Speaker (who will propose the main toast), Respondent to Speaker, Proposer to Visitors (propose a toast to the visitors) and a Respondent to respond on behalf of the visitors. The Chairman will address the diners and introduce the Speakers in order of appearance.

The teams will be split so that the Chairman, Respondent to Speaker and Proposer to Visitors will come from Team A, and Speaker and Respondent on behalf of Visitors from Team B.

Teams will be notified four weeks prior to the competition of their Toast for the evening. Toasts in the national final will be provided by NFYFC. In Area rounds, the Area Committee will provide the Toasts.

Teams will be given the opportunity of meeting to exchange notes 30 minutes before appearing on the platform.

Teams will be penalised for using distasteful jokes or bad language. Teams are reminded that this is a Public Speaking Competition and marks are awarded for speeches -– characters to the extreme will be penalised. Judges reserve the right to disqualify teams/members they perceive to be offensive or discriminatory.

Competitor Information: 


After Dinner Speaking rules (28 & under)

General rules 


After Dinner Speaking How to Guide 

When to book in:


Where to book in:

Main reception at the Staffordshire Showground

Presentation of Awards:

Approx 5pm


After Dinner Speaking 'How to' Guide  

Watch an example from a national final 

NFYFC Finals location

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Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Smart Dress
  • Pen & Paper
  • Stopwatch

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