National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

04 September 2014

Details are now available and applications are being accepted for NFYFC's 2015 Travel Programme. 

Once again, Young Farmers will be able to apply for the trip of their lives and learn more about different cultures all over the world.

NFYFC offers all its members the opportunity to take part in YFC Travel - a unique programme of exciting trips, home stays and working exchanges to destinations around the world. Next year also includes some new trips, including a Homestay in USA and a volunteering trip to India.

Katie Pollock from Ridware YFC, Staffordshire, was lucky enough to fly out to Australia and experience farming life down under. Katie (pictured right) said: “Everyone was so friendly and willing to do things for you. It felt like home and I had so much fun. One of the girls I stayed with is visiting me in the UK soon as we got on so well. I had so much fun and I would go back again. It was a once in a lifetime experience and it has boosted my confidence no end. I would recommend it to others.”

You can read about what's on offer in 2015 on the YFC Travel homepage

Applications must reach the NFYFC office no later than Friday 14th November 2014. NFYFC will only accept applications signed by the applicant and a member of staff from the YFC County Office.

Applicants will be required to attend a YFC Travel Selection Day on Saturday 6th December 2014 at The Quality Hotel, Birmingham Rd, Coventry, CV5 9BA.

You can also read more about the experiences of some of our Young Farmers this year in the next edition of Ten26, which is out next week. 

02 September 2014

Parbold YFC have put their name on the world Tug of War map by performing valiantly at their first internation tournament. Just weeks after their second consecutive first place at the NFYFC national Tug of War championships, the team showed off their skills at the 2014 GENSB tournament in Folkestone, Kent.

The team were battling it out against 39 teams from 9 different countries. The competition was split into 4 groups with the top 4 teams in each group progressing to the knock out stages. Despite competing against some very strong international teams, Parbold put in a great performance and finished 5th in their group - just missing out on a place in the knock out stages.

David Hamer, Chairman of NFYFC Competitons steering group, said: "I am absolutely over the moon for what Parbold young farmers have achieved.  It is exactly what I wanted when I brought GENSB Tug of war to NFYFC. The experience those young people have just had this weekend will stay with them for the rest of their lives."

The Parbold team have already expressed their interest in attending the 2015 GENSB competition in Heino, Netherlands, which again will be on the August bank holiday weekend. The GENSB competition is open to any team to take part in, and there is no qualification route to the competition, so any YFC team wishing to compete next year should keep their eye on the GENSB web site at or contact the Tug of War Association for info via
Photos from this year's event are also available via the Tug of War Association Facebook page.



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