Teams from around Staffordshire YFC took part in the West Midlands Area of YFC’s Male and Female Tug of War Competitions at the Three Counties Show on Sunday 17th June. Also teams took part in the Junior (12 – 17 years) Tug of War which was also held on the same day including a team from the newly formed Cheadle YFC.
Following a great competitions, the results were as follows:
Junior Competition: 3rd Place – Staffordshire A (Waterhouses YFC)
Ladies Competition: 1st Place – Staffordshire A (Stone YFC), 3rd Place – Staffordshire B (Eccleshall YFC)
Mens Competition: 1st Place – Staffordshire A (Waterhouses YFC)
The teams from Waterhouses and Stone will now go forward to take on the rest of the Country at the NFYFC Finals which are held on Saturday 4th August at Tenbury Show in Worcestershire.
Staffordshire YFC are very pleased to announce that there are two places available for The Oxford Farming Conference 2019 again, kindly supported by The Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society. Members are invited to send over their application, which is quite simply a piece of written work entitled “Why I should be chosen to attend The Oxford Farming Conference” in no more than 500 words.
The deadline for applications is Monday 17th September 2018 and the successful members will be announced at the County Executive Committee Meeting which is held on Thursday 20th September 2018.
For full details on how to apply please click HERE
Full details about the Oxford Farming Conference, which runs from 3rd – 4th January 2019, can be found on their website here.
🐄🐄From all of Cheadle YFC we would like to say how proud and thankful we are of all members, family and friends that help with the building of the float, we wouldn’t have done it without you all. We are super proud, as this was our first year back at Staffordshire show after the club closed. 🎉We certainly made everyone aware that Cheadle YFC was back!🎉 #wearebackaliveandkicking
😊We all certainly had an amazing day and everyone had a smile on their face! And that’s what it’s all about 😊(And we may have all got alittle wet)💦💦
A big thank you goes out to our sponsor- Albert Abbott Ltd.
Also to Heatley & Sons for the use of their trailer and their shed. And to Edward Bourne for the tractor hire. We also wouldn’t have managed without the great work of Sam Hallam Joinery (brilliant job helping to put the set together) 🐄🐄 #superproud #makingmemories #staffYFC #trueyfc
Staffordshire Young Farmers take the main ring at the County Show by storm again this year, on Thursday 31st May. They held their annual Young Farmers’ Float Competition with the theme this year being “British Sitcoms”, which meant for plenty of construction, colour and fun on each float as they created some of the most well know sitcoms on TV! The sponsor of the competition, BD Fuels of Hixon kindly judged the floats before and during their journey into the main ring of the County Showground. This prestigious competition, the highlight of the YFC calendar and one of the most popular ran by Staffordshire Young Farmers, draws the largest crowd to the main ring when the floats, which have been worked on for many months, take to the parade. The Overall Float Competition was won by Uttoxeter Young Farmers who were depicting “Blackadder” on their float. It had plenty of characters dressed in full wartime costume and superb detailed scenery to match. Second place was awarded to Stone Young Farmers who recreated the classic sitcom, Porridge. Their float was two storey with the prison cells on both levels and plenty of “Fletcher” and “Godber” actors filling the float! In third place was Ashley Young Farmers whose float was “Dad’s Army” gave great scenery and young farmers dressed in boiler suit uniform! Fourth place was awarded to Chase YFC who had “Allo, Allo” as their theme. Some great costumes and their young members interpreted French/German based sitcom really well.
Stone Young Farmers were awarded the Best Name Board Shield for their well designed and colourful sign and they were closely followed by Uttoxeter Young Farmers as the runners up. This part of the competition was judged by Mr & Mrs R Bourne, Vice Chairman and Mr & Mrs R Nield, Vice President of the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society.
Members on the Show Floats from all eleven clubs entertained the crowds and judges as they circled the Main Ring in glorious sunshine. The members thoroughly enjoy providing this entertainment to the general public and raising their profile. They also enjoyed cooling off with a great water fight at the end which is the most favourite part for the members.
Staffordshire YFC has had an amazing two days at this year’s County Show. Their “Magic & Mystery” themed marquee has been full with people over the two days as members have put on a full programme of activities and competitions for everyone to enjoy. County Chairman, Richard Mottershead commented that “We have had a great two days at the County Show promoting what YFC is all about. The Show Floats attracted a brilliant crowd of supporters of all ages. All the clubs have worked so hard towards this day and this has definitely paid off.”
Take a look at the photos HERE
All 11 clubs had been working for months putting together their floats to the theme ‘British Sitcoms’, the sun shone on the Thursday of Stafford County Show and the water fight was enjoyed by all. The results from the competition were:
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU, 2nd – Stone YFC, 3rd – Ashley YFC
Best name Board
1st – Stone YFC, 2nd – Uttoxeter JNFU
Please take a look at the photos HERE
After a brilliant first day at the County Show, Staffordshire Young Farmers held their Male and Female Tug of War in the Main Ring on Wednesday evening. A great crowd of supporters from across the County and other clubs also turned out in force in the Grandstand to watch a hard fought competition. Many of the teams have been training three times a week since before Christmas and their hard work and efforts paid off.
Following a great standard of pulling, in hard ground conditions, Waterhouses YFC men’s team beat Eccleshall YFC to the 1st place position. Eccleshall YFC were the runners-up and Stone YFC took 3rd.
For the ladies teams, Stone YFC stormed to victory coming in first place. The results ended with Stone YFC taking home the silverware on the night, Eccleshall YFC in 2nd place and Uttoxeter JNFU in 3rd place.
The 1st and 2nd placed teams from each competition will now go forward to the West Midlands Round of the competition at The Three Counties Show, Malvern on Sunday 17th June.
12 entries were received were the ‘500’ word story competition, each entry had to incorporte 15 specific words. The winners of the competition were:
1st – Phillippa Bourne – Stone YFC
2nd – Imogen Bloxham – Eccleshall YFC
3rd – Annabelle Lane – Abbotsholme YFC
The Wednesday of the County Show saw clubs from around the County compete for the Tug of War silverware, the results were:
1st – Waterhouses YFC, 2nd – Eccleshall YFC, 3rd – Stone YFC
1st – Stone YFC, 2nd – Eccleshall YFC, 3rd – Uttoxeter JNFU
Take a look at the photos HERE
All 11 Clubs took part in this years competition, each Club could use a 1m x 1m space to promote their Club, the winner were:
1st – Stone YFC
2nd – Waterhouses YFC
3rd – Ashley YFC
Eight acts competed in this years competition with the results being:
1st – Leek YFC – Meg Barnes, Holly Stanyer, Lizzy James & Izzy Proctor
2nd – Uttoxeter B JNFU – Emily & Eve Phillips
3rd – Uttoxeter A JNFU – Rob Mollatt & Toby Hall
Please click HERE for photos from the competition