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
"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
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