National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

17 August 2017

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) has appointed Matt Caldicott as its new Deputy Chief Officer.

Matt, who lives in Warwickshire, has a career in youth work and charities and more recently held a national development role with the charity The Farming Community Network (FCN).

Matt has 25 years of youth work experience, supporting small charities and start-ups, and has developed teams and managed community action projects.

Before joining FCN, Matt worked as a Pioneer Minister at Rugby Deanery and a Youth and Community Minister at St Paul’s Church in Leamington Spa, managing volunteer teams, organising events and working on mentoring  projects.

While at Rugby Deanery he was responsible for launching a community arts and family support project in partnership with the local council and FE colleges.

Matt is married with three children and is a keen outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the countryside. While he has never been a member of a Young Farmers’ Club, he has been involved with the Federation through his work with FCN and more recently supporting the Federation with the delivery of their new mental health awareness programme Rural Plus.

Matt Caldicott, NFYFC’s Deputy Chief Officer of NFYFC, said: “The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is one of the best kept secrets in youth work! I am continually impressed by the quality of work the Federation does and excited about being part of its future. This is an organisation steeped in history and rooted in good values – so it is a privilege and an honour to be able to help shape its work for the next generation.”

James Eckley, Chief Officer of NFYFC, said: “We are delighted that Matt Caldicott is the new Deputy Chief Officer. This is a new role for the organisation and we are excited about using Matt’s extensive experience in youth work and fresh ideas to help our Federation develop and progress.”


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