National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

26 June 2017

Annual Convention 2017 proved to be a huge hit with members as the recent survey revealed 99% of respondents rated the event highly and said they would recommend the weekend to family and friends.

The evening entertainment that came out on top was Scott and Chris, who received a massive 94% of respondents saying how much they enjoyed their set. One YFC member commented: “Love these guys, brilliant as always.”

 

Feedback in the online survey was discussed in the Events and Marketing Steering Group during the June Council weekend and helped to shape plans for future Conventions.

Positive messages from YFC members included: “Had a great weekend and it was the best Torquay convention I have ever been on (and I have been to three now!). Thank you NFYFC for making it a great weekend and also to Massey Ferguson staff who we shared a hotel with, they were all great!”

News about the Convention reached more than 2.64m on Twitter during the weekend and also reached more than half a million on Facebook, with this being the top channel for how members said they followed news about the weekend.

For the first time, NFYFC ran a Positive Behaviour campaign before and during the event to encourage YFC members to respect the local community where the event is held and to do positive activities while they are visiting the town.

During the 2017 event, £3,000 was raised for the Torbay branch of the Street Pastors charity and Council agreed that a percentage of the 2018 Annual Convention ticket price will be donated to local Blackpool charity Street Angels. There was also wide-spread agreement that NFYFC should continue building on the Positive Behaviour campaign for future years.

Ticket prices were confirmed for Annual Convention 2018 and these will be made available on the NFYFC Convention website soon.

The Events and Marketing Steering group have also gathered feedback from members on preferences for House DJs in 2018 and, following a scoring system, they have shortlisted three names. 

The Steering Group are also looking for more suggestions for DJs and bands that members would like to see perform during the Convention weekend as well as ideas for Fancy Dress themes. Anyone wishing to suggest a DJ, band or fancy dress theme should please email Erica Attwood by 11 September 2017.


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