After a full on day of competitions ranging from Soapbox Racing to Floral Art….. The Overall Results for the silverware were as follows:
Overall Rally Cup:
1st Uttoxeter; 2nd Waterhouses; 3rd Stone
Most Improved Club Shield:
1st Stone; 2nd Ashley
1st Eccleshall/Stone; 2nd Uttoxeter; 3rd Waterhouses
1st Waterhouses; 2nd Lichfield; 3rd Eccleshall
1st Ashley; 2nd Lichfield; 3rd Stone
1st Stone; 2nd Eccleshall/Uttoxeter; 3rd Waterhouses/Chase
1st Uttoxeter; 2nd Waterhouses; 3rd Ashley
1st Eccleshall; 2nd Chase; 3rd Stone
1st Ashley; 2nd Eccleshall; 3rd Uttoxeter
Tractor Handling Cup:
1st Ridware; 2nd Stone; 3rd Eccleshall
TWW Jones Award (Wildlife Quiz):
1st Uttoxeter; 2nd Eccleshall; 3rd Chase
Tug of War Tray:
1st Waterhouses; 2nd Stone; 3rd Uttoxeter
Sheep Shearing Trophy:
1st Uttoxeter; 2nd Stone
For all the photos from a brilliant Rally Day held by kind permission of J A Bloor Agricultural Services, please click here
Members of Eccleshall Young Farmers Club (YFC) started the National Federation of Young Farmers (NFYFC) Annual Convention weekend in Blackpool off in style, with 7 members leaving Eccleshall High Street on Thursday 3rd May, biking the 100 mile trip to reach the Winter Gardens for the following day. The members were raising money for fellow Eccleshall YFC member, Dan Moseley, who sustained serious injuries following a trampoline accident.
Supported by fellow Eccleshall YFC members Richard Owen and Emily Cartmail and their trusty van, filled with energy snacks, puncture repair kits and hydrating drinks, the 7 members, Will Massie, Tom Westwell, Jack Owen, Harry Bowers, Tom Bowers, Sam Fowell and Nathan Sillito kept up the pace with each other and managed to complete 70 miles on the first day with the last 10 miles being quite gruelling. After a brief overnight stop near to Chorley, the final 30 miles went very straightforward, and the cheer from members from around the country as they arrived at the Winter Gardens was fantastic.
The total raised on the bike ride for Dan has now exceeded £7000 which will help greatly towards his rehabilitation.
The Club had an action packed weekend, with little rest for Tom Westwell and Will Massie, who were 2 members of the Eccleshall YFC Jump Rope team, competing in the National Finals of this Competition on Sunday afternoon. Alongside team members Sally Tyler and Sammie Wilson, this awesome foursome pulled off an extremely technical routine. Their tricks with the ropes had the audience on the edge of their seat. Tom, had only started practising for this competition since February, following Dan’s accident, as Dan was one of the original team due to compete. The Club were determined to make Dan proud, and he even had his own cheer from the crowd as the competition was streamed to him via FaceTime on the day. After a very energetic performance, the team were awarded 2nd place, only 4 points behind current champions Gloucestershire YFC.
Will Massie, team member said “It has been great to see how the Club has all pulled together since Dan’s accident, working so hard in training for the bike ride and then also practising for the Jump Rope Competition. We are all willing for Dan to be back at Eccleshall YFC soon.”
Julia Taylor, County Organiser for Staffordshire YFC said “Watching the Eccleshall YFC team working together so well this weekend has made everyone in the county very proud. We look forward to seeing Dan back in Staffordshire YFC and with such brilliant and supportive friends combined with his determined and positive attitude; we have no doubt that this happen.”
The next fundraising event to help Dan is being organised at the Staffordshire YFC County Office on the County Showground in Stafford on Sunday 24th June from 10am-12noon when a “Brunch for Dan” will be served to friends, family, YFC members and supporters. Everyone is welcome to join in this event.
All Clubs took part in this years Indoor Cricket League, starting in January over ten weeks, this years results are:
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU
2nd – Eccleshall YFC
3rd – Leek YFC
This year Stockman of the Year competition was held bkp the Stubbs Family, the dairy cattle were judged nearby bkp of DA & ME Whitehurst. 8 clubs took part on the day, which each member having to judge, place and give reasons in the following categories, beef, diary, breeding ewes and pigs. The results were:
Young Stockjudge of the Year
1st – Lichfield YFC, 2nd – Leek YFC, 3rd Chase YFC
Stockman of the Year
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU, 2nd – Eccleshall YFC, 3rd – Lichfield YFC
Junior Stockjudge of the Year
1st – William Galbraith (Eccleshall YFC), 2nd – Maisie Tinwell (Leek YFC), 3rd – Rob Gray (Lichfield YFC)
Intermediate Stockjudge of the Year
1st – Kate Mollatt (Uttoxeter JNFU), 2nd – Peter Cotton (Waterhouses YFC), 3rd – William Leese (Eccleshall YFC)
Senior Stockjudge of the Year
1st – Harriet Wilson (Eccleshall YFC), 2nd – Phil Wilson (Uttoxeter JNFU), 3rd – Jake Manning (Lichfield YFC)
Photos from the day can be found HERE
Check out Eccleshall YFC Speed Shear & Beer Festival
SHEARERS, SPECTATORS & KEEN ALE/ GIN DRINKERS… See you on Saturday 2nd September for Eccleshall's 'SPEED SHEAR & BEER' FESTIVAL @ Shires Vets, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. **TOTAL SHEARERS PRIZE FUND OF £1,345**
Posted by Eccleshall Young Farmers on Saturday, 3 June 2017
Now in its 3rd year… the ECCLESHALL SPEED SHEAR & BEER FESTIVAL is back…. we’ve got a BIGGER AND BETTER VENUE and we plan to add a GIN FESTIVAL into the mix!!!
ALL WELCOME: shearers, spectators & keen ALE & GIN drinkers! Fun for all the family!
Held in-conjunction with Shire Vets, Eccleshall
Finest Ales, Selection of Gins, MUSIC, BBQ & The Country’s FASTEST SHEEP SHEARERS… THIS IS A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED!!! All proceeds will go to Midlands Air Ambulance.
***TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF £1,345***
SINGLETS FOR ALL COMPETITORS & FINALISTS CHOOSE THEIR OWN MUSIC.
Classes: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Open and Fun team Class “PINT, PEDAL & PEEL” (no pies this year!!)
Keep track of Eccleshalls Facebook page to keep updated !!
Eccleshall Young Farmers were featured in a recent news article in the Staffordshire Newsleteer,
Read more here!