National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

09 May 2018

Statement in response to the reported anti-social behaviour during the Annual Convention weekend in Blackpool.

Thank you to everyone who has provided information about a range of incidents that took place in Blackpool town centre while NFYFC was hosting its Convention at the Winter Gardens. 

The Federation is now carrying out its disciplinary process to ensure that those involved in causing anti social behaviour are removed from the organisation.

These people cannot be identified publically for legal reasons. NFYFC is taking this issue very seriously. All of the incidents that occurred over the weekend, not just those caught on cameras, are being investigated and appropriate action will be taken with the support of the relevant local authorities.

We offer reassurance to Blackpool residents and businesses that the viability of this event is under scrutiny. A review process is already underway with the event management team, which will also involve Blackpool authorities.

The behaviour that has been highlighted is not in line with NFYFC’s values and ethos. It is now the responsibility of all of our 24,500 members to pull together and show what it really means to be a proud member of a Young Farmers’ Club. 

There is a dedicated email address to contact should you have any further concerns. Please use agmteam@nfyfc.org.uk and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

James Eckley, NFYFC's Chief Officer 

NFYFC has set up a dedicated page for more information about the incidents in Blackpool and NFYFC's actions.


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