National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

02 July 2013

 

Over 500 Young Farmers' Club members and their families and friends flocked to Beamwham Farm, Haydon Bridge, (by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Alan Dent) for the Northumberland Federation's County Rally hosted by Shaftoe YFC.

The event is the biggest day in the Northumberland YFC calendar and included over 70 different competitions. The rally committee, chaired by Peter Forster from Shaftoe YFC is made up of past and present members of Shaftoe YFC. Peter said:

"It has been hard work but we have enjoyed putting together the schedule and preparing for the day. This is a day out for all the family and many of the classes on show promoted the 1950’s as Shaftoe recently celebrated their anniversary. Visitors were able to see the members' static exhibits including crafts, photography, cookery, art and floral art."

Other competitions included stockjudging, tractor handling, flower arranging, cooking eating, bolster and bar and tug of war.

The Rally Shield for the club with the least points was awarded to Whitley Chapel YFC with Shaftoe YFC as runners up.

Northumberland YFC, County Chairman, James Walby said:

“The rally is all about our members taking part and pulling together as a team. By doing this they gain experience and it is amazing how you see members grow in confidence every time they take part in the rally.”




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