National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 October 2010

County Durham organising secretary and proud mum Janice Baker is calling on Young Farmers' Clubs members to show their support for her son, Countryfile's Matt Baker, as he takes to the dancefloor in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

The BAFTA award-winning presenter has temporarily swapped his Countryfile wellies for a pair of dancing shoes to compete alongside professional dancer Aliona Vilani. The pair are hard at work rehearsing for this weekend's show and Janice is calling on YFC members to return the support Matt has shown YFC by voting for the pair.

"This was a late call for Matt and his diary was already full with Countryfile and the One Show and he was due to go to the Commonwealth Games.

"But I have always loved the show and he told them he didn't dare refuse as his mum would kill him!" Janice jokes.

"He is absolutely loving it. Because he trained as a gymnast, that has stood him in good stead for this training and taking instruction," Janice adds. "He is a big supporter of YFC and has judged various competitions, it would be great if Young Farmers' Clubs members would support him when voting starts this weekend."
Tomorrow night the dancers have to impress the judges with either a foxtrot or a salsa.

04 October 2010

Young Stockjudge of the Year 2010

1st: Millie Hendy, Gloucestershire YFC
2nd: Robert Walker,  Lancashire YFC
3rd: Jessica Pemberton,  Suffolk YFC

Stockman of the Year 2010

1st:  Robert Wilcox, Somerset YFC
2nd:  Philip Mattinson,  Cumbria YFC
3rd: Jonathan Rogers, Herefordshire YFC

01 October 2010

Please note: The disco dance planned for Saturday night has had to be cancelled

NFYFC is gearing up for a weekend of fun and friendly rivalry during its competitions weekend at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on 9-10 October.
Come along and cheer on the YFC teams who will be taking part in the junior farm safety, senior debating, intermediate brainstrust, rural apprentice, fence erecting, junior speaking, junior member of the year, folk dancing, metalwork, county exhibit, hockey, badminton and volleyball competitions over the course of the two-day event.
There will be a chance to learn more about this year's travel opportunities with the Discovery programme; NFYFC's new youth forum will meet for the first time and there will be entertainment including a Diageo drama production.
NFYFC council officers will be doing their bit to raise money for chairwoman Helen Roberts' chosen charity RABI with a sponsored stationary bike ride.
Tickets for a raffle in aid of the charity, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, will also be on sale with a chance to win some fantastic prizes and help Helen meet her target of raising £150 per YFC in the federation during her year in office.


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