National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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01 July 2010

Wales YFC sporting success!

The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs sports day was held at the Brecon Leisure Centre, Brecon on Sunday the 27th of June. The day will allowed YFC members from all over Wales to come together and participate in sporting activities in order to improve their confidence and skills as well as their their overall fitness.

During the day, teams representing various County Federations from all over Wales competed in the Wales YFC mixed hockey, volley ball, netball, football and badminton.

Following a full day of sporting activities it was the Pembrokeshire Federation that were the overall winners, and they will be awarded the Carmarthenshire Cup at the Wales YFC AGM to be held on the 19th of September in Tenby. Montgomery were the winners of the mixed hockey, with the Pembrokeshire Federation proving that their junior members were best at the badminton. The ladies of Brecknock Federation won the women’s netball with the lads from Ceredigion winning the men’s seven-a-side football. Carmarthenshire were the winners of the volley ball competition.

The first three teams in the Volley Ball, Badminton and mixed hockey will go on to represent Wales at the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Competitions day to be held in October.

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01 July 2010

Wales YFC rural affairs committee to host discussion at the Royal Welsh Show!

The Wales YFC Rural Affairs Committee will host a discussion during the Royal Welsh Show where discussions will held on the topic, ‘YFC means business! Farming for the future: Is diversification the key?

Four inspiring panellists will be present at the discussion, Mr Andy Woodthorpe the Director of rural Wales banking for NatWest, Mr Griffiths from Oaklands free range-eggs, Mrs Daphne Tilley, Elwy Valley Welsh Lamb and Mrs Loraine Makoswski-Heaton from Kid Me Not, both joint NFU Welsh Woman Farmer of the Year 2009.

YFC members and agricultural organisations have been invited to attend the discussion which is intended to inspire those present and get them to think about ways in which they could develop their own farming businesses.

“We are very grateful to these four individuals for giving their time to enable us to host a discussion during the show. Past discussions have been both lively and well supported and I look forward to hearing the views of all those present, and I hope that the members will be able to learn something from the experience of the panel.” said Dylan Jones, Wales YFC Rural Affairs Committee Chairman.

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