Congratulations to the teams playing in the volleyball on Sunday 15th March 2020. 🏀
After some great leaping, jumping, falling and flying after the ball the semi finals and finals were held and we found this years winners!
Thank you to Like nanna made caterers for sponsoring the cookery this year!
Well done to all the competitions and thank you to our judges for giving up their time this evening!
The 1st and 2nd place teams now have the opportunity to compete at the NFYFC Cookery Finals at Malvern Autumn Show in September 2020
As the news of the Coronavirus develops and following today’s publication of the governments Coronavirus action plan, NFYFC have produced the attached advice note. Please click here for the details.
As and when the situation develops the NFYFC will publish further advice to each county federation and will ask that this is shared with each YFC as well.
A great night for Staffs YFC members in Leek competing in the County Darts Competition! On the oche!🎯
The individual results are:
🥇 Will Roobottom (Chase Young Farmers)
🥈 Toby Hall (Uttoxeter JNFU)
🥉 Johnny Wheawall (Uttoxeter JNFU)
The Doubles results are:
🥇 Freddy Moss & Andy Hill (Leek Young Farmers Club)
🥈 Rob Hind & Jack Salt (Ashley Young Farmers)
🥉 Eddie Phillips & Ian Whitehurst (Uttoxeter JNFU)
Therefore, the overall team results are:
Joint 🥇 Leek Young Farmers & Uttoxeter JNFU A
🥉 Chase YFC
Thank you to the Ball Haye Tavern for hosting us once again!
Staffordshire YFC were very proud to host the West Midlands Area rounds of Junior Reading, Junior Speaking, Call My Bluff, Senior Debating, Situations Vacant, Commercial Dancing and Cheerleading on Sunday 23rd February. The competitions were held in the excellent facilities provided by the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society at the Staffordshire County Showground. Following some intense competition as well as fun and socialising, with over 150 competitors from across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire competing, Staffordshire YFC gained the following placings:
1st in Situations Vacant – Staffordshire A (Amy Boothby)
3rd in Junior Reading – Staffordshire B (Cheadle YFC)
3rd in Junior Speaking – Staffordshire A (Eccleshall YFC)
3rd in Senior Debating – Staffordshire A (Eccleshall YFC)
3rd in Situations Vacant – Staffordshire B (Andrew Gray)
3rd in Commercial Dancing – Staffordshire B (Cheadle YFC)
3rd in Cheerleading – Staffordshire A (Eccleshall YFC)
4th in Junior Reading – Staffordshire A (Uttoxeter JNFU)
4th in Commercial Dancing – Staffordshire A (Ashley YFC)
5th in Junior Speaking – Staffordshire B (Leek YFC)
5th in Call My Bluff – Staffordshire A (Cheadle YFC)
5th in Cheerleading – Staffordshire B (Leek YFC)
6th in Call My Bluff – Staffordshire B (Leek YFC)
To view photos from the day, please click here
YFC members across Staffordshire have been taking care of their mental health ahead of this year’s Mind Your Head campaign (10-14 February).
Mind Your Head is organised by leading farming charity The Farm Safety Foundation and aims to encourage the farming community to stop and think about their physical and mental wellbeing.
YFCs in Staffordshire have been holding awareness evenings, designed specifically for rural young people to help them understand the factors that can cause rural isolation and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.
The sessions, called Rural+, have been developed by The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) with the support of The Farming Community Network (FCN), for YFCs to deliver during a club meeting.
The evenings have been very well received by everyone who attended. Gez Lowndes, Staffordshire YFC Development Committee Chairlady and also a member of Ashley YFC said “WOW is all I can say regarding the Rural+ session! I feel this has really helped spread the word across our clubs here in Staffordshire…We have around 30 members out of over 100 people which have received the training who have suffered with their own mental health! I am one who has received the training, suffered and been there to support others! I feel it has helped others and definitely helped me!”
Julia Taylor, County Organiser for Staffordshire YFC and Polly Baines, past County Chairman have delivered the evenings alongside representatives from FCN. The charity are the first port of call for pastoral and practical support of all those in need in the farming community, with a particular focus on farmers and farming families.
Julia Taylor said “It has been very worthwhile and rewarding delivering these evenings to the members. Many of those who attended felt able to be open about their own experiences and share advice. Others were able to talk about the many different types of mental health issues and what the signs to look for are. With the everyday pressures placed on young people living and working in rural communities today, Rural+ is an essential part of the youth work that Staffordshire YFC provides to its members.”
Staffordshire YFC provides a vast programme of competitions, social events and training opportunities for young people to get involved in, which contribute to their positive wellbeing on a regular basis as well as forming friendships which can last a lifetime.
A great day out for 10 teams from across Staffordshire to compete in the Annual Silage Judging Competition which was kindly supported by ACT Wessex Animal Health. Following judging at three clamps on three separate farms in the Gnosall area, the results were as follows:
Overall team placings:
1st – Chase A
2nd – Waterhouses
3rd – Uttoxeter A
Juniors – 1st Hollie Kelly, Chase YFC; 2nd Alex Cartmail, Eccleshall YFC; 3rd Abi Palmer, Uttoxeter JNFU
Intermediates – 1st Robbie Nilson, Chase YFC; 2nd Kate Oakes, Chase YFC, 3rd Kate Mollatt, Uttoxeter JNFU
Seniors – 1st Peter Cotton, Waterhouses YFC; 2nd James Freeman, Chase YFC; 3rd Alicia Bexon, Uttoxeter JNFU
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to our hosts, judges and stewards for giving up their time.
Cheadle Young Farmers will be taking to the roads with a Charity Tractor Run on Sunday 26th April in memory of one of their founder members, Stan Eyre and raising funds for Dementia UK and Cheadle YFC.
To book your place, please download a booking form here
Staffordshire YFC are holding their Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 14th March 2020 in the Ingestre Suite on the County Showground, Stafford from 7pm onwards. The evening is set to be one to remember, with the theme of “Viva Las Vegas!” Guests will be entertained by Mark Clay, local Elvis Impersonator and also be able to have a flutter in the casino as part of the evening which usually attracts around 400 members and supporters of the Federation.
This year, the Annual Dinner Dance is very kindly supported by Howard Worth, Accountants. Andrew Hagues, Partner – Farming and Rural Business at Howard Worth said “We are delighted to support the work that the Staffordshire federation of young farmers carries out in supporting the future of next generation farmers. Howard Worth are pleased to sponsor this years Dinner Dance and look forward to working with farmers across Staffordshire in 2020 and beyond”.
To book a table, download a booking form here and return along with full payment no later than Monday 10th February 2020.
For more information, contact the YFC Centre on 01785 248645.
YFC members have been given an exclusive opportunity to tour around the JCB Headquarters in Rocester on the evening Thursday 19th December 2019. Anyone who wishes to go must book their place via their Club Secretary or Club Chairman. All under 18’s must bring a completed Permission Slip which can be downloaded here and be accompanied by a current YFC member who is over 18.
For more information, contact Will Freeman, Staffordshire YFC’s County Chairman on 07425 621007.