National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 March 2014

Lancashire FYFC celebrated its 76th year in style at a dinner dance for more than 240 members and friends.

The night at the Ferrari’s Country House and Hotel in February highlighted the county’s success over the last 12 months.

Among the guests on the evening was County President Fred Mason who gave the grace on the evening and the Chair of NFYFC’s Board of Management Frank Chester who delivered an entertaining and humorous speech.

Live singing from Richard Cropper of Sabden got the crowd on its feet dancing.

County Chairman Jess Townson (pictured left) said: “It was a pleasure to be able to stand as Chair at this event and welcome all our guests. A special thanks goes to Frank

Chester for his words and attendance, and to all of the Young Farmers past and present that attended to make the evening such a memorable event.”
The evening was sponsored by Hourigan Conolley Town Planners, Manchester.

07 March 2014

A military themed dance and celebrations for award winning performances were among the ingredients for a successful Northern Area weekend in March.

The weekend of competitions – hosted by Lancashire Federation of Young Farmer’ Clubs – was the perfect start to spring and saw Cumbria A walk away with the Adrian Willis trophy for best county overall. 

Around 500 members from across the Northern Area were involved in the weekend and the dance was a sell out. The military theme was chosen to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War One and to be in keeping with the Serving Our Country YFC competitions theme for this year.

Jess Townson, Clitheroe YFC, said: “It was an excellent weekend and great to see members past and present pulling together and engaging in healthy competition throughout the weekend.

“On behalf of Lancashire FYFC I would like to thank all those who attended the competitions weekend, with a special thanks to all of the judges and stewards who gave their time on the day. Good luck to all those who are going on to the next competition rounds at the end of March!”

Check out the photos on Lancashire FYFC's Facebook page.

Northern Area winners:

Junior Public Speaking - Yorkshire A
Junior Reading - Cumbria C
Intermediate Just a Minute - Lancashire A
Situations Vacant - Durham
Senior Debate - Lancashire A
Junior Member of The Year - Yorkshire C
Senior Member of The Year - Cumbria A
Entertainments - Cumbria A
Disco Dancing - Cumbria A
Choir Singing - Cumbria A
Badminton - Cumbria A
Rugby - Northumberland
Hockey - Cumbria A

Trophy winners:
Junior Public Speaking - Cumbria C
Intermediate Speaking - Lancashire A
Senior Speaking - Lancashire A

Best Individual Actress - "Lydia" Lydia Griffiths - Yorkshire B
Best Individual Actor - "The Clowns" Dave Burn and Lewis Short - Northimberland
Best Entertainments - Cumbria A
Runner Up Best Entertainments - Northumberland

Best County Team Overall for the Weekend - Cumbria A

07 March 2014

NFYFC has teamed up with the lovely people at Country Living Magazine to offer young farmers a chance to win tickets to the Country Living Spring Fair (19-23 March) as well as offering some fab discounts too.

You could be the lucky winner of one of FIVE pairs of tickets to the show, which promises to give lots of inspirational ideas for the home and garden – and a little self indulgence too. From Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 March at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1, the Fair is a wonderful day out.

Find inspiration amongst the hundreds of unique enterprises presenting contemporary crafts, beautiful textiles,  vintage interior furnishing, gardening accessories, stylish fashion, handmade jewellery and bespoke millinery  -  ideas that you won’t find on the high street.

Have fun with friends in the hands on workshops and demonstrations to learn how to make delicious chocolates or discover your hidden talent for painting and other creative crafts.

Support the dedicated producers who will whet your appetite with their mouthwatering cheeses, wines and cordials, salami and sausages and other regional fare. Admire a wonderful spring garden designed by award winning Horticolous and take home memories and mementos from a very special day.

We have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away to young farmers who can send us the answer to the following question by Monday 10 March!
Q. Do we put our clocks one hour forward or one hour backwards in spring?

Just send your answers to by Monday 10 March 2014 to be in with a chance of winning!

And if you’re not lucky enough to win a ticket, you can bag yourself a bargain anyway with this discount code that cuts down the price of a ticket to just £12 instead of £16.50 – just by quoting CL14S 6

Tickets must be booked no later than 1pm on the day before the due visit.  Book via 0844 848 0160; or book online.

    Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH
Nearest tube:    Angel – Northern Line (Bank branch)
Opening Hours:   
Wednesday 19 March, Thursday 20 March - 10.00am to 6.00pm 
Thursday 20 March Gala Evening - 5.30pm to 9.00pm in aid of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
Friday 21, Saturday 22 March - 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday 23 March 10.00am to 3pm

All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket).

Standard Ticket prices:   

  • Adult advance £13.00 / On the door £16.50
  • OAP advance n/a / On the door £13.00
  • Child (5-16) advance £8.00 / On the door £8.50
  • Under 5s free
  • VIP* Package advance £49.50 / £59.50 on the door
  • Gala evening advance £13.00 / £14.50 on the door
  • Gala and Sunday shop advance £17.00 / £18.50 on the door
  • All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket).


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