Launching the County Show this year, Staffordshire Young Farmers Club will host the Pre Show Reception on Tuesday 28th May. At the reception, the YFC members from around the 10 clubs in Staffordshire put on “YFC’s Got Talent” which has in the past included sketch show acts, synchronised swimming and some very funny comedy antics. This year’s reception is kindly sponsored by Abbotsholme School, Rocester along with Stafford Land Rover and will be attended by over 150 sponsors, supporters, members and invited guests of the Federation. Also, at the reception, the results of the winning Club Display Competition is announced. Each club will be creating a display inside the YFC Marquee which showcases their club and promotes YFC over the two days of the show.
Staffordshire YFC will be showcasing just what being a young farmer is all about inside their marquee which is erected to the side of their purpose built office on the showground. The marquee is always a hive of activity, and with their theme this year being “Best of British” there will be plenty to see and do. Entertaining attractions inside the marquee this year include “Feed the Pig”, “Guess the name of the Mother Hen”, “Hunt for Supermoo” Competition, Chocolate Tombola and Hook a Duck. The members are also busy filling a star prize wheelbarrow which will be filled with numerous goodies including days out vouchers and sweet treats! Tickets for this raffle will also be on sale from the YFC Marquee.
The YFC Marquee has been kindly supported by Shires Vets again this year who have sponsored all YFC helpers with a free polo shirt as well as giving away joint Jute Goody Bags filled with items from Shires and Staffs YFC. Come and see them inside the YFC Marquee over the two days of the County Show. To find out more about Shires Vets, please click here.
On Wednesday 29th May, the County round of the National Male and Female Tug of War Competitions is held in the Main Ring and the County Show Float Competitions to the theme of “Disney Films” will take to the main ring at 2.30pm on Thursday afternoon. Clubs have already started to build their floats and the visitors to the show will be entertained greatly by their versions of Disney Films including “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Cars” and “Jungle Book.
The Staffordshire YFC new membership years starts again in September and all clubs will be looking to recruit new members aged between 10 – 26 years to come and get involved in the largest rural youth organisation in Staffordshire. Each club offers unique opportunities on their weekly programme of events which is organised “by the members, for the members”. In addition to this, the County federation, Staffordshire YFC organises a programme of competitions and events for all ages and abilities throughout the year. All elements of YFC incorporate teambuilding, boosting confidence, leadership and fun. All you need to become a member of this organisation is a willingness to get involved, learn new things and enthusiasm!
Polly Baines, County Chairman “The County Show season is getting into full swing, all the clubs are so busy putting time, effort and skill into the show floats and their club displays to showcase what they as a YFC club are proud of. Personally, I cannot wait to see what the clubs have got in store for this year’s County Show!”
For information on becoming a member or details of your local Club, or details on any of the YFC activities, please come and visit the YFC Marquee at the County Show where there will be many of our members who’d be happy to help.