National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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15 May 2018

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15 May 2018

National Chairman of Council Lynsey Martin has set a challenge for all YFC members to help share what it REALLY means to be a YFC member, after anti-social behaviour by a number of individuals in Blackpool has tarnished the Federation's reputation.

The viability of the Annual Convention is currently under scrutiny after video footage, circulated widely on social media, revealed people wearing YFC shirts causing anti-social behaviour in the town while NFYFC held its event at the Winter Gardens.

Chairman Lynsey Martin is now calling on all YFC members to help share the 'true' message of YFC.

Lynsey said: “There has been an understandable reaction to the anti-social behaviour of some of our members in Blackpool over the Convention weekend. There is a lot of work going on with the authorities and our partners in Blackpool to try and right the wrongs of those people who behaved anti-socially as best we can.

We accept that a number of individuals misbehaved in Blackpool and we are ensuring they are expelled from this Federation. But they are a small proportion of our 23,500 members aged between 10 and 26 and I need to give all of our members a voice.”

Lynsey’s Chairman’s Challenge calls on members and former members to help share their stories about how the Federation has helped develop their personal and professional skills.

YFC members can share these stories on social media using the hashtag #TrueYFC and tagging NFYFC or by completing an online form here.

The stories will be compiled and used to start revealing the true impact that NFYFC has on young rural people’s lives. 

Lynsey added: “Not enough people get to see the impact the Federation has. So we need the support of our members to show the world what being a YFC member REALLY means.”

NFYFC is meeting with Blackpool Council to discuss incidents that occurred during the Convention weekend and as part of its review into the viability of the future of the event. 

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

In a statement, Chief Officer James Eckley said: “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.”

If you have any questions or concerns about the incidents in Blackpool, please email AGMTeam@nfyfc.org.uk. We also have an FAQ page here.



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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