National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

15 October 2009

It's all change for a new year at Clwyd YFC

Clwyd Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs looked back on a year of achievement at its annual general meeting.

More than 60 club members were at the AGM as new county president John Davies, of Northop YFC, was welcomed to the helm.

New county chairwoman Heledd Owen of Uwchaled YFC, a 24-year-old teacher, was also elected. Gil Morrilly of Maelor YFC became vice president and Mari Jones, of Llangollen YFC, will be vice chairwoman for the coming year.

Outgoing president Ellen Roberts, of Betws yn Rhos YFC, and Edward Morgan, of Cilcain YFC, were thanked for their hard work.

Ellen Roberts said her year in the post had been a pleasure and members had treated her in a courteous and friendly way. Edward Morgan thanked everyone for their support and said he was encouraged by the number of younger clubs emerging, promising the county some good competitors for the future.

Silverware was awarded to the year’s outstanding competitors, with the under-16 stockman of the year shield going to Dafydd Williams of Cilcain club; Huw Jones, of Bro Edeyrnion club, winning the under-18 stockman award; Rhys Roberts, also of Bro Edeyrnion club, taking the under-21 award; and Jonathan Hulme, of Cilcain club, winning the shield for the under-26 stockman. Llangollen YFC won the cup for the best club overall.

15 October 2009

Clwyd YFC's young members compete for sporting glory

Twenty-four teams battled it out at Clwyd Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs annual sports day.

Members from nine YFC clubs across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy took part in football and netball tournaments at the event at Denbigh Leisure Centre.

Llannefydd B were victorious in the junior football contest, with Nantglyn second and Uwchaled third. Winners of the senior football shield were Llansannan, Uwchaled were second and Nantglyn were third. Uwchaled took the shield for the women's football tournament, with Nantglyn in second and Llangollen third. Llangollen won the junior netball cup, beating runners up Nantglyn and third-placed Betws yn Rhos. Senior netball was won by Cilcain, with Uwchaled finishing second and Pentrefoelas third. Clubs who made sterling efforts but didn’t win a place were Ruthin and Whitford.
“We had a really fun day’s competition and are very grateful to all the referees and stewards who came to help us out,” said Clwyd YFC county organiser Eleri Roberts.

14 October 2009

Chase YFC presents cheque to air ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance received a cheque for £1,500 on Friday 9 October, when members and friends of Chase Young Farmers’ Club held its annual presentation evening at Gayton Village Hall, near Stafford.

The money had been raised by Chase YFC at a charity auction held earlier in the year. Paramedic David Williams received the cheque on behalf of the service and gave an insight into the day-to-day running of the flying ambulance.

Stafford Conservative Parliamentary candidate Jeremy Lefroy presented awards to club members for their various contributions to the club during the past year.

He congratulated Chase YFC on its achievement in funding its own activities while also supporting the valuable work of the air ambulance. He commented that the values of community involvement and support practised by YFCs, the important contribution the whole agricultural industry could offer, and the determination of young people to succeed in whatever area of life they decided to follow would all be contributing factors to a positive upturn from the recession.

13 October 2009

New patrons for Suffolk YFC

Jimmy and Michaela Doherty have agreed to become patrons of the Suffolk federation for its golden jubilee year.

The news was announced by chairwoman Andrea Taylor at the county's AGM on Friday 2 October, where Suffolk also celebrated its 50th year with a gathering of ex-county chairmen and women from the previous five decades (pictured).

A host of events are planned for 2010 to mark the golden milestone in Suffolk YFC's history including a fundraising fun day and dog show on 17 April 2010 at Mid Suffolk Showground, a golden jubileerally on 22 May and a large reunion at the golden jubilee ball at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Saturday 19 June for all ex-members, current members and the county's supporters.

12 October 2009

Fence erecting competition winners

Judges Richard Tudhope and Alex Sibbald presented Broughton YFC’s team of Adam Jackson, John Longworth and Gareth McCartney with the winning trophy. Eden Valley YFC’s team of Mike Armstrong, Joe Taylor and Rob Teasdale came second and and Raughton Head’s team of Ally Martin, Craig Wilkinson and Mike Martin were placed third.

All three teams will now compete at the northern area final of this competition at Clitheroe Auction Mart on 26 June 2010.

08 October 2009

Chance to win a trip on the Orient Express

Somerset YFC are celebrating their 75th Year in style! On 18 November there will be a Grand Draw at their Federation AGM, and it's not too late to buy your tickets. Tickets are £1, £5 for a book of 5.
The first prize is a fantastic trip for two on the Orient Express, worth £2,500 OR £2,500 cash.

Second prize is £300 in travel vouchers and third prize is a weekend cottage for 2 people.

This is a draw you can't afford to miss so please call Somerset YFC on 01278 691711 to order yours!


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