National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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31 March 2010

Testing time for Cumbria YFC

More than 80 Cumbria YFC members competed in the pub quiz final held in the George Hotel, Penrith.

Teams from around the county answered questions on current affairs, food, sport, famous landmarks, music, general knowledge and a photo round.

Grayrigg YFC's team of Jared Armistead, Steven Dixon, Lauren Galbraith and Phil Packham came first with 122 points, with Sarah Rudd, Dave Norman and Laura and Lucy Mason a very close second with 121 points, and Longtown’s Julie and Emma Blaylock, Christine Pattinson and Graham Denby were third with 114 points.

The three teams will compete in the NFYFC pub quiz final at the annual convention on 25 April in Torquay.

31 March 2010

Youth Excellence Awards winners

Three members of Brecknock YFC recieved Youth Excellence Awards from Powys County Council.

Trecastle YFC's Katie O’Byrne, Sennybridge YFC's Mary Phillips, and Morgan Powell, of Ytsradfellte YFC received their awards for their commitment to their club, county YFC and their community.

31 March 2010

Help support Ash YFC's Spring Fling

YFC members are invited to as black tie event being hosted by Ash YFC in Dover on 10 April. Click here for more details.

30 March 2010

Awards triumphs for Brecknock YFC

The FUW Shield for the Senior YFC Member of the Year 2010 was given to Mairwen Davies, from Builth Wells YFC. Current club chairwoman Mairwen has been an active member of the club since the age of 10.

The FUW shield for the Junior YFC Member of the Year 2010 was given to Aled R Jones from Troedrhiwdalar YFC. Aled is currently studying at Builth Wells High School but also finds time to serve as Brecknock YFC’s competitions vice chairman, Wales YFC Youth Forum vice chairman and joint secretary of Troedrhiwdalar YFC.

The Vera Jones Bursary competition was won by Beulah YFC. Launched two years ago, the bursary was set up in memory of the late Vera Jones MBE, who served as Brecknock YFC county organiser for 29 years. Beulah YFC received a cheque for £100.

30 March 2010

Heated debate for Cumbria YFC

Entrants in the county final of Cumbria Young Farmers’ Clubs senior Brainstrust competition tackled such questions as raising the legal drinking age, the rights of adopted children, charity fund-raising campaigns and whether farmers should be forced to retire at 60.

Judges David Clarkson and Frank Gate praised the five teams for an excellent competition which kept the audience thoroughly entertained.

The Crook YFC team of Rebecca, Claire and Thomas Redmayne, plus Richard Carrutherswon won with 157 points. Carlisle YFC’s Andrew Dodds, Richard Miller, Mike and Craig Norman were a close second on 155 points and Caldbeck’s team of Sarah Thompson, Alison Ridley, James Brough and Laura Potts were third.

30 March 2010

Challenges from all short back and sides!

More than half of the county federations in Wales YFC have already issued challenges to Wales YFC chairman Tim John to help him raise money for Kidney Wales Foundation.

The first challenge was set by Carmarthenshire, which Tim is currently undertaking and means he can't shave or cut his hair until the Wales YFC field day at Llandovery Market on 10 April. Prior to the award ceremony Tim and all of the Carmarthenshire YFC members taking part along with him will shave off their beards and cut their hair.

The Eryri federation is intending to test Tim’s bilingual ability, and has challenged him to read a paragraph in Welsh during a forthcoming event. Other challenges include two raft races, one across the Menai Strait, set by the Ynys Môn federation and one set by the Gwent federation, where he will raft the Usk river. The Clwyd federation has asked Tim to take part in a sponsored cycle ride from club to club within the county, while the Brecknock federation has requested that he takes part in a tractor pull.

“By challenging every county to set me and others within their county a challenge to undertake, I hope to get a large number of people involved in raising money and awareness of the Kidney Wales Foundation,” said Tim.

Anyone wanting to contribute should contact the Wales YFC office or visit to chip in.


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