Staffordshire YFC hosted the West Midlands Area of YFC’s Public Speaking Competitions, all via zoom during the week 6th – 11th April 2021. After some great competition, with judges praising all members for getting involved and embracing the “virtual format” so well, the results for the Staffordshire members were as follows:
Situations Vacant – 1st Amy Boothby, Uttoxeter JNFU; 2nd Beth Poynton, Eccleshall YFC
Junior Reading – 2nd Jamie Beardmore, Cheadle YFC; Abi Palmer, Uttoxeter JNFU and Molly Sammons, Eccleshall YFC
Junior Speaking – 2nd Eccleshall YFC (Molly Sammons, Olivia Darvill & Louisa Tyler); 4th Uttoxeter/Leek (Tara Barnes, Ed Townsend & Abi Palmer)
Inter. Brainstrust – 2nd – Uttoxeter JNFU (Toby Hall, Rob Mollatt, Kate Mollatt & Will Whitehurst); 3rd Ashley YFC (Liv Larsson, Charlotte Roxborough, Bella Lucas & Henry Walker)
Senior Debating – 2nd – Eccleshall A (Annie Bradshaw, Catherine Johnson, Dan Moseley, Rosanna Moseley & Aimee Smith); 3rd Eccleshall B (Emily Cartmail, Serena Gough, Beth Poynton, Will Sammons & Molly Sammons)
Good luck to Amy Boothby who will represent Staffordshire YFC in the NFYFC Finals of Situations Vacant!
Junior Speaking: 1st Eccleshall YFC; 2nd Uttoxeter JNFU
Intermediate Brainstrust: 1st Uttoxeter JNFU; 2nd Ashley YFC; 3rd Eccleshall YFC
Senior Debating: 1st Eccleshall B; 2nd Eccleshall B; 3rd Chase YFC
Good luck to all teams heading to West Midlands Area in April!
Once all the results were collated, the clubs were placed as follows for the Overall Virtual Christmas Rally 2020:
1st – Cheadle Young Farmers Club
2nd – Ashley Young Farmers Club
3rd – Uttoxeter Young Farmers Club
To view the winning entries and all details of the results, please click here
On Sunday 29th November, Staffordshire YFC held the first set of competitions towards their popular Public Speaking Day Competitions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the team competitions – Junior Reading, Junior Speaking, Intermediate Brainstrust and Senior Debating have been postponed until 7th February 2021. However, the Member of The Year (18 and Under/19 and Over) along side the Situations Vacant Competitions were held via zoom. The two days of competitions are being kindly sponsored by B and B Tractors, supporting YFC members to build confidence, team work and public speaking skills which will be invaluable later in life.
After a day of interviews, the results were as follows:
Member of the Year, 18 and Under:
1st – Molly Sammons, Eccleshall YFC; 2nd – Maisie Tinwell, Leek YFC; 3rd – Hollie Kelly, Chase YFC
Member of the Year, 19 and Over (Male):
1st – Toby Hall, Uttoxeter JNFU; 2nd – Phil Wilson, Uttoxeter JNFU
Member of the Year, 19 and Over (Female):
1st – Sarah Bourne, Cheadle YFC; 2nd Beckie Phillips, Uttoxeter JNFU; 3rd Alicia Bexon, Uttoxeter JNFU
Molly Sammons, Maisie Tinwell, Sarah Bourne and Toby Hall all qualify to go forward to the West Midlands Area rounds in Shropshire in March.
Announced at the Staffordshire YFC Virtual County AGM held on Friday 6th November 2020:
Most Outstanding County Officer: Jointly awarded to Amy Boothby (County Vice Chairman) and Toby Hall (Deputy Vice County Chairman) for their outstanding efforts during C19 in keeping Staffs YFC enthused with virtual activities and plenty of positive social media.
David Palij Award: Awarded to the Club that has done the most for charity/community work during the last 12 months
Winner: Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner Up: Ashley YFC
Manifold Marketing Award: Awarded to the Club who best promotes their Club and engagement in Club, County & Community Events.
Winner: Eccleshall YFC, Runner-up: Uttoxeter JNFU
The Richard Mottershead Club Programme Award: Awarded to the Club gaining the highest number of points within the Club Efficiency Competition for the Club Programme section.
Winner: Chase YFC and Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner up: Cheadle YFC
Scrapbook Award: Awarded to the Club who produces the most interesting and unique scrapbook based on the activities of their own Club over the past membership year.
Winner: Ashley YFC, Runner Up: Uttoxeter JNFU
Most Improved Club – Competitions Cup: Awarded to the Club that has achieved the highest improvement in points for competitions from the previous year.
Winner: Cheadle YFC; Runner Up: Ashley YFC
Small Clubs Trophy: Awarded to one of the five smallest Clubs in the County with regard to membership, that has achieved the most points throughout the year for competitions.
Winner: Cheadle YFC; Runner Up: Chase YFC
Mr Ken Unwin MBE Memorial Cup: Awarded to the Club who most improves in Public Speaking, Stock Judging and Carcase Judging from the previous year.
Winner: Cheadle YFC; Runner Up: Lichfield YFC
Overall Competitions Cup: Presented to the club with the most points for the Competitions that have been held for the last 12 months:
Winner: Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner Up: Eccleshall YFC
Newsletter Shield: For the best contribution to the Young Farmers’ Book of the Year
Winner: Ashley YFC; Runner Up – Eccleshall YFC
The Late Mr & Mrs W.A. Taylor Senior Merit Award: Awarded to the most outstanding individual at Club or County level was presented Sarah Hope of Ashley YFC.
Junior Merit Award: This is presented to the most outstanding junior individual at Club or County level was presented to Molly Sammons of Eccleshall YFC.
Junior Stockjudging Cup: Winner: Lichfield YFC; Runner Up: Uttoxeter JNFU
Intermediate Stockjudging Cup: Winner: Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner Up: Cheadle YFC
Senior Stockjudging Cup: Winner: Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner Up: Waterhouses YFC
Overall Stockjudging Cup: Winner: Uttoxeter JNFU; Runner Up: Lichfield YFC
Most Outstanding Chairman: Runner-up: Catherine Johnson, Eccleshall YFC; Joint Winners: Sarah Bourne, Cheadle YFC and Phil Wilson of Uttoxeter JNFU
Most Outstanding Secretary: Runner-up: Sarah Hope, Ashley YFC; Winner: Alicia Bexon, Uttoxeter JNFU
Most Outstanding Treasurer: Runner-up: Nicole Brereton, Ashley YFC; Joint Winners: Kate Oakes, Chase YFC and Kat Clarkson of Cheadle YFC
Most Outstanding Club Leader: Runner-up: Jack Salt, Ashley YFC; Joint Winners: Emily Cartmail, Eccleshall YFC and Beckie Phillips, Uttoxeter JNFU
Overall Club Efficiency Shield: Runner up: Uttoxeter JNFU; Winners: Eccleshall YFC
The first active competition of year, 5 a Side Football – huge thanks to Powerleague in Stoke for hosting this for us. Results were as follows:
1st – Cheadle YFC
2nd – Uttoxeter JNFU
3rd – Chase YFC
1st – Cheadle YFC
2nd – Ashley YFC
3rd – Uttoxeter JNFU
Congratulations to all for taking part.
Great to have 8 entries for this competition, to showcase all the great work of YFC Clubs across the County. The results were as follows:
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU
2nd – Chase YFC
3rd – Eccleshall YFC
Covid 19 didn’t stop Staffordshire YFC members holding five competitions during what would normally be the Staffordshire County Show week!
Following some excellent entries of a very high standard, all held via the YFC Facebook Page, the results were as follows:
Leslie T Chester Story Writing Competition
1st – Beckie Phillips of Uttoxeter JNFU
2nd – Hannah Norton of Uttoxeter JNFU
3rd – Julia Loosen of Abbotsholme YFC
4th – Sarah Bourne and Kate Brocklehurst of Cheadle YFC
YFC’s Got Talent Competition
1st – Eccleshall YFC with their Bohemian Rhapsody medley
2nd – Johnny and Phil Wilson with “Wilsons Wallpapers” slapstick sketch (Uttoxeter JNFU)
Joint 3rd – Greg and Harry Large with their Two Ronnies Comedy Sketch (Cheadle YFC) & Toby Hall and Eddie Phillips with their Grease performance of Summer Lovin! (Uttoxeter JNFU)
Youth Forum “Pets we are Proud of” Photo Competition
1st – Ellie Roobottom, Chase YFC with her prize winning sheep
2nd – Ed Townsend, Uttoxeter JNFU with his calf, Jane
3rd – Olivia Wilkes, Eccleshall YFC with her dog, Nora
Youth Forum “Best Trick with my Animal”
1st – Heidi Clark, Uttoxter JNFU with her dog Tilly
Joint 2nd – Vicky Astle, Waterhouses YFC with her horse, Lady and Adam Leese, Eccleshall with his dog, Ted
Joint 3rd – Leah Bailey, Abbotsholme YFC with Beady the Bearded Dragon and Abi Palmer, Uttoxeter JNFU with Bella her cat
“Shoe Box” Show Floats Competition
1st – Liv Larsson of Ashley YFC with “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here!”
2nd – Beth Allen of Cheadle YFC with “Supermarket Sweep”
Joint 3rd – Emma Mayers of Ashley YFC with “Great British Bake Off” and Jemima Brown of Abbotsholme YFC with “The Jump”
Covid 19 didn’t stop Staffordshire YFC holding 16 virtual classes via their Facebook Page on Saturday 2nd May.
After over a whopping 160 entries were received, the overall results were:
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU
2nd – Eccleshall YFC
3rd – Ashley YFC
Congratulations to everyone who took part.