National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Tug of War (GENSB 12-17, Ladies and Mens 28 & Under)

Supported by: 






National final:

Saturday 6 August 2021

Entries close

Friday 1 July, 2021


Tenbury Countryside Show, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire (WR15 8AR for sat nav users)

Outline of competition:

Teams will pull against each other in a test of skill, strength, endurance and teamwork.

Ladies and Men’s teams shall consist of eight pulling members of the same gender. No more than two (2) members of a team may be between the ages of 15 and over, and under 17 years on 1 September 2021 and the remainder of the team MUST be between 17 years and over, and 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2021.

A Junior GENSB team shall consist of between 7 and 10 pulling members, male or female, who must be between 12 years & 17 years of age and under on 1st September 2021. This means competitors MUST have attained their 12th birthday on 1st September 2021 and may be 18 on the day of the competition.

All competitors must be full members of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC (You cannot compete for more than one club and county in one membership year). Competitors at the National Final must both present their YFC membership card and also, if over 18, have additional official photographic ID (Passport or Driving Licence).


Teams will be notified of Weighing-in and report times prior to the NFYFC final.

The eight members of the Ladies or Men’s teams will be weighed as one and will not exceed:

Men - 680 kg                    Ladies - 560 kg

The members of the Junior GENSB team will be weighed as one with the initial weight limit of:

Junior GENSB - 560kg   

An additional 10kg will be added to the weight allowance for each female in the team up to a maximum of 600kg 


Tug of War rules 

General Rules


Tug of War Basic Skills ManualTug of War Boot RulesTug of War How to Guide.

Competitors are reminded to ensure they are fully hydrated and ensure they maintain appropriate eating times and diet prior to weighing in and prior to completing.

How to get there:


Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Boots
  • Complimentary Tenbury Show Ticket

Watch this for top tips:


Designed by Kevyn Williams