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Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

March 7th, 2020

💥💥 Well done to all who took part in the clay pigeon shoot competition! 💥💥

Thank you to Basford Shooting Ground Staffordshire for hosting us today!

The prizes were kindly donated by Clay Pigeon Shooting Association! Some of Staffs CPSA were present and said they’d love to see more of the members having a go and getting involved too!

Results are as follows;
17 & under:
🥇George Bailey – Abbotsholme YFC
🥈 Rupert Browning – Abbotsholme YFC
🥉 Stuart Minshall – Leek YFC

26 and under Ladies:
🥇 Nicole Brereton – Ashley YFC
🥈 Maisie Grew – Eccleshall YFC
🥉 Jenny Shepherd – Abbotsholme YFC

26 and under Mens:
🥇 Sam Down – Uttoxeter JNFU
🥈 Joe Williams – Ashley YFC
🥉 Ed Foster-Johnson – Lichfield YFC

Those listed above now have the opportunity to compete at the NFYFC Competition

Non members who came along for some shooting fun!
🥇 Josh Robinson
🥈 George Swain
🥉 Dan Griffin

Advice for Clubs – Coronavirus

March 3rd, 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.

 

Darts Competition

February 27th, 2020

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!

WMA Competitions Day Results

February 24th, 2020

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

Staffs YFC “Mental Health Matters”

February 10th, 2020

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.

 

Silage Judging Results 2020

February 8th, 2020

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

Individual Placings:

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 YFC hold their First Tractor Run!

February 5th, 2020

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

Indoor Cricket

January 26th, 2020

A great afternoon for members of Staffs YFC competing in the indoor cricket competition! 🏏

The results were as followed:

🥇1st place🥇– Waterhouses YFC
🥈2nd place🥈– Chase Young Farmers.
🥉3rd place🥉– Uttoxeter JNFU – Young Farmers

A massive thank you to Willow Sports Centre for hosting the league!

County Quiz

January 9th, 2020

Another fab night for Staffordshire YFC members at the county quiz competition on Thursday 9th January 2020
With 24 teams and just under 100 members partaking, the results are as follows:

🥇 1st place- Ashley A 🥇
🥈 2nd place- Uttoxeter B 🥈
🥉 Joint 3rd- Eccleshall B & Uttoxeter A 🥉

Thanks to Dave Hem for producing another great quiz and to The New Broom at Checkley for hosting us! 👌🏾

Ten Pin Bowling

January 2nd, 2020

Held at Tenpin, Stafford on 2nd January 2020 we held our annual bowling competition! 13 teams were entered from across the county and for some players, bowling was right up their ‘alley’!

Team Results

🥉 Cheadle
🥈Uttoxeter B
🥇Ashley

Men’s

🥉Francis Baldwin of Ashley
🥈 Will Sammons of Eccleshall
🥇 Robert Neilson of Chase

Women’s

🥉Kat Clarkson of Cheadle and Becca Fallows of Waterhouses
🥈 Laura Bailey of Leek
🥇 Kate Brocklehurst of Cheadle!

 

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