National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

22 February 2011

Brecknock Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs 64th Annual Drama/Entertainment and One Plus Festival was held at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon on 8th – 12th February 2011 supported by Barclays bank. Members competed in the Entertainment, Junior Drama, Senior One Plus and Junior One Plus competitions.

During the week long Festival, ten clubs competed and up to 250 young people performed on stage. Builth Wells YFC won the Entertainment competition with their production of ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ produced by David Price, Anne Davies and Anwen Nicholls, this same production won the NFU Mutual Trophy for Best Production of the Festival.  Builth Wells YFC won the junior Drama section with their production entitled ‘Exodus In XX Minutes produced by Ionwen Davies, Amanda Jones and David Price. There were 22 One Plus entries, eleven of which were senior and eleven junior entries. Christopher Davies from Llandefalle YFC achieved first place in the Junior One plus section with his “Guitar Medley” and Llandefalle YFC achieved first place in the Senior One Plus section with “The Only Way Is Up”.

The Brecon & Radnor Express sponsored the awards to members for their outstanding contribution to the Festival, Joe Dunn, Builth Wells YFC won Best Actor 26 years or under; Rebecca Price, Builth Wells YFC won Best Actress 26 years or under; Steffan Davies, Iwan Davies, Rhodri Workman and Fletcher Williams, Trecastle YFC won Best Actor 18 years or under and Heidi Davies, Sennybridge YFC won the Best Actress 18 years.

The FUW sponsored the awards to members for their outstanding contribution to the One Plus section of the Festival, Richie Davies, Sennybridge won Best Male Performance 26 Years or under and Bethan Jones, Sennybridge won Best Female Performance 26 years or under.  Steffan Davies, Trecastle received the Kirsty Jones Memorial Award for Best Performance under 16 years.

The talent within the Federation does not stop with the acting skills, all six Entertainment entries were original scripts, and written specifically for the Festival, Builth Wells YFC “Big Trouble in Little China” won the Builth Wells YFC Trophy for the Best Written Play.  

The Spin Dogs, awards for Best Set was presented to Builth Wells YFC with their production “Big Trouble in Little China”.
The best choreography was awarded to Llandefalle YFC Entertainment “Take Note”.
 
Brecknock YFC is very grateful to the two evening sponsors; The Prints of Wales and Barclays.  To The Brecon & Radnor Express and FUW for sponsoring the Best Performance awards and for everyone else who have supported the festival.

Builth Wells YFC will be representing Brecknock Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs at the Wales YFC Entertainment finals on Saturday 12th March 2011 at Grand Theatre, Swansea.


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