03 February 2014
The NFYFC Youth Forum has elected Welsh member Sioned Davies as its first Chairman to lead the Steering Group.
Sioned, from Edw Valley YFC, was elected into the position during a meeting at the Youth Forum Residential 2014 weekend in Herefordshire. The Steering Group also elected two Vice Chairmen to work with Sioned – Danielle McNulty, from Painswick YFC and Helen Brown from Carlisle YFC.
Sioned, who was the Welsh Youth Forum Chairman, was delighted to take on the national role and tweeted after the meeting: “Thanks for a really great weekend! Some very exciting suggestions for consideration at Council next weekend!”
Speaking during the weekend, Sioned explained the importance of the group: “Often the views of the younger members are overlooked or not taken seriously. It’s nice that the Youth Forum is given a formal platform to influence the decisions of Council.”
The Youth Forum, which was formed in 2010 to represent the views of members under the age of 18, was officially made into a Steering Group last year. The new status gives members of the group the opportunity to attend Council meetings and ensures its views are formally considered by the four other steering groups and Council members.
The meeting, which was also attended by new sponsors AGCO Parts, was part of a weekend of activities in Herefordshire. Nine members of the Youth Forum took part in clay pigeon shooting and quad biking at Oaker Wood Leisure on the weekend break.
Tom Collison, 18 from Norfolk, is one of the founding members of the Youth Forum and said the group was really pleased to have the support of AGCO.
“AGCO Parts is part of one of the biggest farming companies in the world and it’s really good to have them on board helping out the Youth Forum and young farmers in general.
The Youth Forum is made up of the winners of the Junior Member of the Year and a representative from each Area. Members have a place on the Forum for two years.
For more information about the Youth Forum contact Youthwork Officer Cath Sykes or click here.
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