On Sunday 26th September 2021, five clubs competed in the Fence Erecting Competition by kind invitation of Stone District SBAS Annual Match – this year held by kind permission of H Sant & Son at Hanchurch, with fencing materials kindly provided by W Burton & Sons
1st Place – Eccleshall YFC
2nd Place – Chase YFC
3rd Place – Waterhouses YFC
The first place team goes forward to the WMA round in Summer 2022.
Many thanks to the judges, stewards and everyone that contributed to the competition – as ever much appreciated
Stone YFC “Extra Terrestrial” Show Float
Back after a year off from Stafford County Show, Staffordshire Young Farmers take to the main ring with record crowds enjoying the blazing sunshine on day two, Thursday 26th August 2021. They held their annual Young Farmers’ Show Float Competition with the theme this year being “80’s films”, which meant for plenty of construction, colour and fun on each float as they created some of the most well-known films from an era which many of them cannot even remember! 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. This year clubs managed to still create them in the six-week window once all restrictions were fully lifted following covid 19.
Led in the main ring by a JCB on loan from C Wheawall Contractors, the Overall Float Competition was won by Stone Young Farmers who created scenes from the 1982 film, “ET!” Their float was complete with an elevating bike and inflatable aliens. This was a very big achievement for this club who only reformed after covid 19 early in May of this year. Second place was awarded to Cheadle YFC who recreated the film “Grease 2” also from 1982 which made for a very lively spectacle with music, T-Birds and Pink Ladies. In third place was Chase YFC this year, who bought the classic film “Dirty Dancing” to the main ring from 1987. Their float had some great scenery and artwork including the famous dance bridge. Fourth place was awarded to Uttoxeter JNFU for their depiction of the 1984 film, “Indiana Jones” which saw members in safari outfits complete with a spinning man and mineshaft!
Stone Young Farmers were also awarded the Best Name Board Shield for their well designed and colourful sign and they were closely followed by Eccleshall Young Farmers, with their sign themed to “Crocodile Dundee” as the runners up. This part of the competition was judged by Mr T Packwood and Miss V Glover, Vice Chairman and Mr & Mrs T Parrot, Vice President of the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society.
Members on the Show Floats from nine clubs entertained the huge crowds and judges as they circled the Main Ring. After the year that everyone has experienced and the limitations to the clubs being able to meet Staffordshire YFC members thoroughly enjoy providing this entertainment to the general public and raising their profile, as a rural youth organisation which is all about fun, teamwork, learning and opportunities for anyone aged 10 to 28 years. After circling the ring in the heat, members were so pleased to get stuck into the water fight to cool down.
Staffordshire YFC has had an amazing two days at this year’s County Show. Their “Best of Staffordshire YFC” 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 Chairlady, Amy Boothby commented that “We have had a great two days at the County Show promoting what YFC is all about. The Show Floats were a fantastic and impressive display of skills including artwork, construction and obviously teamwork for weeks beforehand. We have attracted a brilliant crowd of supporters of all ages which makes for a lovely atmosphere at the show. All the clubs have worked so hard towards this week and this has definitely paid off.”
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 – Stone YFC, 3rd – Cheadle YFC
1st – Waterhouses YFC, 2nd – Cheadle YFC, 3rd – Uttoxeter JNFU
Take a look at the photos
Each Club has 1m x 1m cube to promote their Club at this years Stafford County Show, the displays are judged and the results were:
1st – Cheadle YFC
2nd – Stone YFC
3rd – Ashley YFC
The Pre Show Reception saw the results from the following competitions:
Leslie T Chester Story Writing Competition
1st – Kate Oakes – Chase YFC
2nd – Beckie Phillips – Uttoxeter JNFU
3rd – Liv Larsson – Ashley YFC
YFC’s Got Talent Competition
1st – Uttoxeter JNFU – Rob Mollatt and Toby Hall with their Two Ronnies Sketch with a YFC twist
2nd – Leek YFC – with their own version of Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
Click HERE for more photos from the evening
Eight teams travelled to Midlands Karting, Fradley for the popular Go Karting Competition. Following a morning of racing the results went to:
1st – Eccleshall YFC 2nd – Cheadle B YFC 3rd – Lichfield YFC
Photos from the day can be found HERE
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