Jul 2015 13

After success at District, County and Northern Area rounds, Cumbria Young Farmers headed to Stafford at the weekend to compete in the National Young Farmers’ Clubs finals to test their skills and expertise against young farmers from around the UK. On Saturday, Alice Longmire of Lowick YFC confirmed that she was indeed the best of the best by winning the  Member of the Year competition (17 and under). Meanwhile Oliver and Mark- Lucas Winspear and Robert Morley from Skelton YFC continued their winning streak and were placed a well deserved 1st in the Junior Reading Competition.  Lowick’s team of William Longmire, Leah Clough and Luke Hodgson talked their way to 2nd place in the Junior Public Speaking competition. Our young farmers showed off their creative talent to much success, with Becka Richardson (Pennine) placed 2nd in the Fashion, Make and Model competition. The Greysouthen team of Abbie Graves, Sarah Emmott and Hannah Place also won 2nd place with their County Cube exhibit celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary. Sunday saw Cumbria YFC show off their sporting prowess, with Richard Lawrence (Kent estuary YFC) and Martin Holliday (Egremont YFC), winning 1st and 3rd place respectively in the Senior Male Cross  Country. Heidi Dent (Pennine YFC) delighted the Cumbria supporters by running a hard fought race to take 1st place in the Senior Female Cross Country. Joanne Mills, Cumbria Chief Officer said “Cumbria Young Farmers have worked hard and competed at an exceptionally high level this year to earn their place at the National Competition Finals. Competitions are a way of showcasing talents and learning new skills and it is great that so many of our young farmers take part, whether it be at county, district or national level”.

Sports Day 2015                     Skelton Junior Reading.2015