27 September 2010
This year’s Malvern Autumn Show, billed as a
celebration of nature’s harvest for food and gardening lovers alike,
proved yet again to be the perfect venue for the NFYFC cookery, floral
art and County Exhibit competitions finals, as well as a great day out
for YFC members, friends and supporters.
The second year at this venue saw the NFYFC
finals housed in a much busier hall with comperes on both days making
sure visitors to the show were kept informed of the aims and successes
of these showcase competitions finals.
YFC members from clubs across England and
Wales demonstrated their culinary and artistic skills this year to
create mouthwatering dishes and stunning flower arrangements on the
theme My Home County.
NFYFC operations manager James Eckley said:
"The standard of workmanship and skills demonstrated in all three
competitions were once again incredible. Each year YFC members continue
to raise the bar, so well done to everyone who took part; to the winners
of these hard-fought categrories; and many thanks to our hosts in
Malvern for the wonderful venue and their support, including free
NFYFC Cookery Final & Cookery Questionnaire 2010
2nd: Pembrokeshire B
3rd: Cumbria B
NFYFC Floral Art Final
2nd: Pembrokeshire A
3rd: Carmarthenshire A
1st: Pembrokeshire A
2nd: Cumbria A
3rd: Lancashire A
2nd: Yorkshire A
County exhibit: My Home County
Photos from the event and of the winning
teams will be available here and in the photo gallery section of the
website as soon as they are available.
21 September 2010
The Royal County of Berkshire Show proved to be a popular new home for the NFYFC tug-of-war and ATV safety and handling competitions on 18 and 19 September.
The always hugely popular tug-of-war competition attracted even bigger crowds than at its former home at the Royal Show showcasing YFCs' favourite challenge to the general public and the many YFC members and supporters who also turned out to cheer on the teams taking part in both events this time around.
Staffordshire YFC took home the men's tug-of-war crown and Derbyshire YFC triumphed in the women's competition.
Herefordshire YFC took first place in the ATV safety and handling competition with Cornwall in second place and Radnorshire third.
Photos of the winners will be posted here and in the photo gallery as soon as they are available.
20 September 2010
On the eve of Conservative Party conference
on Sunday 3 October, the Co-Operative group in partnership with British
Youth Council, Young Mayor’s Network, Conservative Future and Envision
are organising a question time-style event for young people called
‘What’s Youth Got To Do With It?: engaging with the next generation.
The panel, chaired by British Youth Council
chairman Liam Preston includes:
- Tim Loughton MP, Parl. Under Secretary
for Children and Families, DofE
Donelan, Member of National
Executive, Conservative Future
Margo, acting director, Demos
Monaghan, head of social goals,
The event is happening outside the secure
zone between 5.30pm and 7pm at IET Birmingham, Austin Court (behind
BICC) in the Kingston Theatre.
A limited number of free tickets are being
made available to interested YFC members under the age of 25.
If you would like to go, contact NFYFC
youthwork development officer Catherine
15 September 2010
If you missed your chance to sign up to go
skiing in the new year with Snowploughing on the event organised for YFC
members, there is now a second chance to get in on the fun.
The Snowploughing Event booking system has
re-opened for a limited time only, so if you missed out last time make
sure you get your £100 deposit down. Spread the word, invite friends and
It is now only 15 weeks until hundreds of YFC members and friends hit
the slopes at Val D'Isere. Total trip cost is £399, which includes
travel, accomodation and ski pass.
For more information visit www.snowploughing.co.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
07 September 2010
YFC members and associate members
are again invited to a special VIP Race Day on the final day of the
prestigious Open Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, the most important
event for jump racing prior to Christmas.
NFYFC’s annual Race Day at Cheltenham is a
fantastic day out and takes place on Sunday 14 November. It provides the
perfect opportunity to enjoy a day of top class racing and
entertainment with fellow YFC members and guests from around the
country. There will be more than 80 trade stands to visit – ideal for
Christmas shopping – and there’s always plenty of other pre-racing
entertainment to enjoy.
Prices for tickets are £18 per person for
current YFC members and £23 for associate YFC members. Ticket price
includes post and packing.
NFYFC package includes:
- Cheltenham Club Badge
- Access to the exclusive YFC Marquee in
the Tented Village with a private cash bar, buffet and TV coverage of
the racing with Tote betting facility
Ticket orders must be received at the YFC
Centre no later than 12noon on Friday 29 October 2010 together with full
payment for tickets ordered.