02 May 2012
Devon YFC had trophy success over the weekend, with the
‘Cruwys Massive’ aka Cruwys Morchard YFC winning the Street Dance
competition on Saturday afternoon with a high energy routine, complete
with flashing trousers! The competition was judged by Dance
Destination’s Kate Issac and Kieran Ball and included a performance from
street dance pros DV8. National President Matt Baker was also on hand
to have a quick chat with the teams, and said he was blown away by the
standard of all the competitors, including second place Cirencester YFC
from Gloucestershire and third place Abberley YFC from Worcestershire.
wasn’t the last success of the day for Gloucestershire, as Sodbury Vale
YFC skipped to victory in the jump rope competition, showing real
technical skill and precision. Cumbria YFC followed close behind in
second, just ahead of Cornwall in third place. And the audience were
given a taste of top notch jumping when our judges from the British Jump
Rope team put on a surprise performance which was truly incredible!
02 May 2012
Wales YFC were a resounding success at this year’s NFYFC Annual Convention, claiming five of the seven national titles up for grabs at the weekend.
Builth Wells YFC from Brecknock were the stars of the show, claiming every trophy at the Pantomime competition finals on Sunday with their performance of ‘Snow White the Sequel’. As well as winning the best pantomime, Shain Lewis and Mairwen Davies also scooped up the best actor and actress awards for their show stopping performances. Golden Valley YFC from Herefordshire were runners up in the competition, whilst Whitely Chapel YFC from Northumberland took third prize.
But it was Aled Jones who kicked off the Welsh winning streak when his confident and enthusiastic speech to members at the AGM on Sunday morning, earned him the Sidney Fawcett trophy for the member making the greatest contribution to proceedings. His speeches, proposing that Matt Baker be re-elected as president and a lowdown on the work of the Youth Forum, were given with his usual gusto and confidence which the judges loved.
The final Welsh trophy was picked up by Aled Rhys Jones, from Carmarthenshire YFC, who was named Senior YFC Member of the Year. He just pipped Francene Huthings from Devon YFC to the title, and she was followed by Tom Goodwin from Worcestershire.
A huge thank you goes to all of our judges for their time and support, and massive congratulations to all of the finalists for the hours of work they have put in to each competition, you are all stars!