National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

24 March 2021

British Wool has launched an exclusive competition for one YFC member from England, Scotland and Wales YFC Federations to win a place on the organisation’s new training and development programme.

The new programme will mean the lucky YFC members will each receive one year’s free access to British Wool’s training courses, including machine shearing (two courses), gear training and wool handling. 

The successful entrants will also be invited to Bradford to visit British Wool’s head office and grading depot as well as learn more about the wool processing chain.

The competition is also supported by Lister Shearing who have provided a package of shearing equipment to the value of £500 for each country’s winner.

Competition winners will be expected to work with British Wool by sharing their training journey over 14 months on social media, in the press and online. 

Rachel Goldie, NFYFC’s Chairman of Council, said: “NFYFC is delighted that one lucky YFC member will have the chance to go on British Wool’s new training and development programme.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for a young person, with or without shearing experience, to learn more about wool and the shearing industry. Good luck to everyone who takes part and we look forward to seeing updates about their experiences.”   

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning one of the places available in England and Wales, entrants will need to be a registered YFC member, with or without shearing experience. You will need to submit a short video or send an email explaining why you should be chosen for the opportunity. You must also have been 16 + and under 27 on the 1st September 2020.

Send your video or email entries along with your name, date of birth, address and YFC membership number to; England - Wales -

Closing date for entries is 31 March 2021 and the competition will be judged by a panel of industry experts from the shearing sector and British Wool. 

More information on the competition rules and how to enter can be found here



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