National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

25 May 2010

Junior Ball tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Kent YFC's Junior Ball being held on Saturday 3 July at the Astor Pavilion at Kent County Showground.

Click here to download the latest newsletter from Kent including more details of the ball.



25 May 2010

Marathon effort by Devizes YFC club leader

Devizes YFC's Amanda Palmer joined thousands of other big-hearted runners in the London marathon to raise cash for worthy causes.

Amanda completed the challenging course in five hours and one minute and raised more than £3,500 for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

25 May 2010

NatWest calf rearing competition open for entries

Wales YFC is calling on members to enter the Wales YFC NatWest calf rearing competition and enjoy the experience of showing their calves at the Welsh Winter Fair, as well as developing their understanding of the processes involved in rearing and preparing stock for a show.

YFC members aged 14 to 26 from Wales and Herefordshire are eligible to enter and will qualify for an interest-free loan of up to £750 to buy a calf, thanks to sponsorship from NatWest.

Entrants may select one or two calves born between 1 February and the 31 May to enter by the 1 Agust closing date. They will then have to select their final entry by the end of October. Judging will take place during the Welsh Winter Fair on 29-30 November, where the Supreme Champion will be awarded with the NatWest Calf Rearing Shield. Trophies will also be awarded to the reserve supreme champion, highest placed new competitor and best stockman. Competitors will also have the opportunity of entering their calf in the sale during the Welsh Winter Fair.

Wales YFC activities and tnternational committee chairwoman Caroline Dawson said: "It’s not merely about rearing a calf. Competitors must keep up-to-date records and costings as part of the judging process. During last year’s Winter Fair, much interest was shown in these presentation boards prepared by members, both by the public as well as the judges, proving that good, clear, record keeping is an important factor in the competition and in all aspects of business."

NatWest’s director of rural Wales banking Andrew Woodthorpe added: "This is an excellent competition giving YFC members the opportunity to raise capital to purchase their own animal and to show it at a world class event. We are delighted to be associated with the event and I would encourage anyone who is interested to obtain further information and to get their entries in before the closing date."

Contact Lisa Jones at the Wales YFC office on 01982 553502 or visit for more details.

Click here to read the press release in Welsh

25 May 2010

Brecknock YFC battles it out at May Games

Rugby winner Talgarth YFC

Brecknock YFC recently held its annual May Games at Penlan, Brecon.

Sports included seven-a-side rugby, women's netball and mixed rounders and the event saw more than 150 YFC members turn out to compete.

Talgarth YFC won the rugby and will now be going forward to represent the county at the Royal Welsh Show in July.

Builth Wells YFC won the women's netball and Troedrhiwdalar YFC won the junior mixed rounders.

24 May 2010

Tropical flavour for county rally

Despite the showers at this year’s Staffordshire YFC county rally, a tropical theme shone through.

YFC members from the ten clubs in the county turned out in force to compete in competitions ranging from cookery, floral art and making flapjack, to palm tree decorations and Hawaiian garlands.

The sheep shearing competition was very popular, with 16 members shearing two sheep each, and the day was rounded off by the ever popular tug of war competition, with 10 teams taking part.

The trophies were presented at the rally dance which was attended by more than 350 members and guests celebrating a fantastic day of events.

Entries to the palm tree decoration, road sign, deck chair and Hawaiian garland competitions will be used for the Totally Tropical theme at Staffordshire's Summer Ball on Saturday 17 July.

Click here to reads the full press release and results

24 May 2010

Clwyd YFC members rode a gruelling 135-mile charity bike ride all around the 15 clubs in the county this month.

Wales YFC chairman Tim John also got on his bike to complete the challenge set for him as part of his Challenge Tim campaign to raise cash during his year in office for his chosen charity, Kidney Wales.

Around 150 cyclists completed the course in relays while 10 members made the whole journey with Tim.

“This is the first challenge that has tested my fitness,” said Tim. “I did not really prepare for the challenge and although I struggled I managed to complete the course in the two days.

“The support received from Clwyd YFC members was excellent and I would like to thank all those that have supported Challenge Tim in any way. A number of other challenges have been set by the Welsh Federations, the majority of which will further test my physical ability and endurance; I look forward to taking part in them as it is an excellent way of meeting members from across Wales.”

More than £2,000 raised in sponsorship by the event was presented to Kidney Wales at a special chairman's reception.


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