National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

29 June 2010

Kent doubles its charity cash bid

A 300-mile charity bike ride from Kent to the NFYFC annual convention in Torquay in April saw Kent YFC raising double the cash it had hoped to generate for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Kent YFC county chairman Michael Sims, sports and competitions chairman Ollie Wilson, last year’s county chairman Stuart Jakeman and his sister Maria Jakeman raised £4128.58 on their journey through the English countryside to the convention and AGM.

The money raised was presented to Kent RABI chairman David Chantler, and Kent YFC thanked everyone for theirhelp in raising the cash to mark RABI’s 150th anniversary year.

RABI is a grant-making charity that supports members of the farming community facing need and is NFYFC chairwoman Helen Roberts’ chosen charity for her year in office.



29 June 2010

New sponsor for showcase competitions

Wales YFC has a new sponsor for its tug of war and rugby competitions being held at the Royal Welsh Show in July.

Riverlea, a family business based in Pembrokeshire and Glamorgan, offering a wide range of services to the agricultural, horticultural and construction industries, has confirmed its support of Wales Young Farmers’ Clubs through sponsorship of the two competitions.

Riverlea managing director Dave Hill said: “We felt it was time we became more closely involved with YFC as its members are the future of the agricultural industry and our prospective customers. We are looking forward to working closely with Wales YFC, not only with this current sponsorship package but by playing an active part in any projects we would be able to help with.”

Wales YFC chairman Tim John said: “We are delighted that Riverlea is able to support the organisation. Both the Wales YFC seven-a-side rugby and tug of war are high profile competitions which give members the opportunity to participate in a team sport activity. Each year the competitions attract a large audience as supporters come along to cheer on their local YFCs.”

28 June 2010

Wales YFC members set to take centre stage

The Wales YFC centre and stage will be buzzing as the federation puts on an action-packed programme of activities at this year’s Royal Welsh Show from 19-22 July.

The club promotion competition, sponsored by NFU Cymru, will get things under way, with the dancing and Stars In Your Eyes contests providing colourful entertainment over the four days of the show.

Things get sporty in the cattle ring which will host the seven-a-side rugby and the hotly contested tug of war sponsored by Riverlea. The Welsh Capable Campers, sponsored by Morgans Butchers and Pip Samuel, will also be held in the ring.

The shearing shed will host the Wales YFC shearing competition and the Old Action Ring will host the woodwork competition, where competitors will be building dog kennels, and the all-Wales fencing final sponsored by Betafence.

“The Royal Welsh Show is the highlight of the year for many of Wales YFC members which is why we put so much hard work and effort into the four days of the event,” said Wales YFC chairman Tim John.

“We have a jam-packed timetable of competitions of all sorts with more than a thousand members taking part – from events such as the stockjudging, sponsored by Dunbia, flower arranging, sponsored by Deeside College, and cookery, sponsored by Cambrian Training Company, to the newer ones such as the Generation Game for junior members, which is sponsored this year by Mantais,” Tim added.

Click here to download a press release in Welsh

25 June 2010

Join the party at the YPV

Final preparations are underway for Wales YFC's Young People's Village at the Royal Welsh Show, which last year saw more than 10,000 partygoers flock through the gates for four nights of fantastic entertainment and foamy fun.

Adding to the excitement and unique atmosphere this year is a big top marquee, where professional dancers from the famous Minstry of Sound and fire eaters will add to an entertainment line-up that includes music from popular Welsh bands Tebot Piws and Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog and Radio 1 DJ Greg James hosting a beach-themed foam party.

The village is also home to an excellent camping and caravanning site. Accommodation booking forms and tickets to the event are available online at or by calling the Wales YFC office on 01982 553502. Entry to the complex is over 16s only.

  1. Click here to download a press release in Welsh


23 June 2010

Harrogate district YFC rally

Competitions ranging from the silly to the highly skilled formed part of the fun, learning and achievement at Harrogate District YFC’s rally.

Hosted by Knaresborough YFC at Sunrise Farm, Kirkby Overblow, the event saw the district’s YFC members battling it out in bed races and face painting contests as well as the serious business of honing their stockjudging skills.

The final results of the day were Farnley Estate YFC in first place, Winksley-cum-Grantley in second place and Knaresborough, third. The rally was rounded off with a dance at Almscliffe village hall.

Yorkshire YFC county rally

Harrogate also went on to success at the Yorkshire YFC county rally on 6 June, with Farnley Estate finishing first overall, and Winksley-cum-Grantley finishing third. Felliscliffe was placed third out of the clubs with under 28 members. The district took home a total of nine club and seven individual trophies and Harrogate district was placed third in the county.

Winksley-cum-Grantley YFC scored a hat-trick in the Harrogate District farm valuation competition on 16 June, with its members triumphing in all three age categories.

The junior competition was won by Oliver Metcalfe, intermediate by Chris Britton, and Ewan Metcalfe was the winning senior.

Ewan also won the Barclays Bank Cup for the highest individual score, and the Farm Valuation Trophy for the overall winning club went to Winksley-cum-Grantley YFC.

Racing around

Next up in Harrogate’s calendar is a fun social evening on 30 June at Nidderdale Show field where there will be bed, wheelbarrow and duck races.

17 June 2010

More than 300 YFC members and supporters turned out to enjoy the sunshine and competitive spirit at Brecknock’s rally day on 5 June.

Hosted by Erwood YFC and sponsored by Caleb Roberts Insurance, the dayhpsted more than 30 competitions ranging from This Is Your Life and the Generation Game, to sheep shearing, woodwork, cookery, club band, capable campers, photography, floral art and tug of war. Many competitions were eliminators for the Welsh and NFYFC finals.

Llandefalle YFC won the Cooper Cup with the highest total aggregate marks in the 18 years or under category.  Erwood YFC won the Fedw (Trecastle) Cup for the highest aggregated marks in the stockjudging and the John de Winton Cup for the highest total points in the winter competitions went jointly to Builth Wells YFC and Llandefalle YFC.

Erwood also won the Bibby’s Cup, for highest points on Rally Day and the Miss Vera Jones Efficiency Shield as overall winners

The day ended with Mid-Wales Roadshow and the Renditions providing the entertainment at a dance in the evening.

Pictured above are Erwood YFC, left, and Troedrhiwdalar YFC, right.

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