National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

06 August 2013

#image#The crowds turned out in their hundreds this weekend for the hotly contested National finals of the NFYFC Tug of War competition.

Over 300 Young Farmers took part in the finals which were held at the Tenbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire – the perfect location for the eventual winners of the Ladies Tug of War competition, local girls Tenbury Wells YFC.

The ladies team, who beat last year’s champions Derbyshire FYFC to the title, have been practicing for around four hours a week as well as swimming, running and cycling. They also compete in the Welsh Tug of War league and will be representing Wales in the National Finals next weekend.

Team member Nicola Yarnold said:

“We are all so proud and happy that we have become National champions and that all the hard work and training has paid off! It is a great achievement to put Worcestershire Young Farmers and Tenbury Wells Young Farmers’ Club in particular on the map.”

In the men’s competition it was Staffordshire FYFC, runners up in last year’s competition, who clinched the title in a thrilling final against Lancashire FYFC.

This year was also the first time NFYFC have run a Tug of War competition for its younger members, with a mixed competition for members aged 12-17. This time Lancashire FYFC proved their strength, beating Leicestershire FYFC in the grand final.

The ladies, mens and mixed under 17 finals all took place in the show’s Grand Ring, drawing hundreds of spectators and supporters.

Download the full Tug of War competition results here.


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