Oct 2016 20

Over 60 teams comprising of some 350 Young Farmers took part in the YFC County Sports descending en masse on Kirby Stephen Grammar School on Sunday16th October. Despite the Cumbria weather doing its level best to dampen the proceedings, the young farmers showed their indomitable spirit and did not let the rain spoil their fun.

Skelton YFC showed their sporting prowess once again, with the senior team of; Mark-Lucas Winspear, Oli Raine, Simon Graham, Scott Wetherall, Jamie Dobinson and Tom Peile winning the men’s 5 a side football. Raughton Head YFC were just beaten into 2nd place and Pennine and Carlisle YFCs came 3rd and 4th respectively.

Skelton YFC continued their winning streak in the Mixed Junior Rounders, with the Skelton A team, comprising of; Sean Mitchell, Laura Elliott, Lucy Peile, Max Whittam, Oli Winspear, Will Allison and Michael Donald taking first place. Grayrigg YFC took a well- deserved 2nd place, Wigton YFC came 3rd and Caldbeck YFC were placed 4th.

The ladies netball drew a large crowd in the sports hall, with the final being played out in front of a cheering crowd, with Crook and Skelton YFCs showing great skill and determination in the final game of the day. After some exciting play, Crook YFC finally took the netball crown, with Skelton YFC coming a close 2nd. Caldbeck YFC took 3rd place and Lowick YFC came 4th.

The Cheerleading and Street Dance competitions proved to be the highlight of the day, with our young farmers delivering some truly amazing acrobatic and synchronised routines. Wigton YFC took 1st place in the Cheerleading, with Carlisle YFC and Drigg YFC taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively and Caldbeck YFC came 4th. Caldbeck YFC took a very well deserved 1st place in the Street Dance competition.

The top 3 teams in each sport will now represent Cumbria at the Northern Area Finals in March.