National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

05 July 2018

The top sporting stars from YFCs all across the country showed off their prowess at the national Sports Day finals in Staffordshire.

On a day of high drama and even higher temperatures, Yorkshire A won the Dodgeball, Essex came out top in the Hockey and Bedfordshire was Ultimate Frisbee winners.

Helen Bamford of Woburn YFC said the Ultimate Frisbee win was the culmination of some great progress the county has been making in sport competitions.

“This is the first time that Bedfordshire has won sport silverware,” she said. “But we came third in the Frisbee two years ago when it was first run, we came second last year in the netball and have won the Frisbee this year. We’re a pretty sporty county so we’re all really chuffed.”

Helen’s team have been working hard on developing their Frisbee skills and benefited from competing in the Eastern Area competition two weeks beforehand.

”We were all really fresh from that, and we’d played at a recent meeting so we ready for it.”

Ultimate Frisbee is a game for five players on the pitch. A goal is scored when you throw the disc to a member of your team standing (or more likely running) in the last section at the end of the field - known as the endzone - your team is attacking. The competition was supported and judged by UK Ultimate, while British Dodgeball and England Hockey officials judged the other competitions.

NFYFC's Sports competitions are a popular part of its annual programme of competitions. The sporting activities are to encourage YFC members to develop skills in teamwork as well as be involved in exercise and improving personal performance.  All teams have competed at County and Area rounds before competing in the national final on 1 July 2018.

Essex FYFC won the Mixed hockey competition and Yorkshire FYFC won the Dodgeball. For all the results from the day please visit the results page.



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