NFYFC Competitions Weekend
Jul 12, 2023 • General
Cumbria Young Farmers travelled from all corners of the county to Staffordshire County Showground on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2023 to compete at the National Competitions Weekend.
Cumbrian Young Farmers were competing in Junior Public Speaking, Call My Bluff, Brainstrust, Situations Vacant (aged 22-28), Recycled Metalwork Sculpture (28 & Under), Fencing, Farm Machinery Skills, Clay Pigeon Shooting (17 & Under and 18 & Over), Ladies Rounders and Men’s Rush Hockey.
Saturday saw teams from Raughton Head YFC and Drigg YFC take part in the Junior Public Speaking competiton. A delighted Raughton Head YFC team who were competing as Cumbria B came away with first place. Team member Mia was also awarded 1st place for Best Vote of Thanks and 2nd place for Best Speaker was Neve and Robbie was awarded 2nd place for Best Chair. Sam from Drigg YFC was placed 3rd with his Vote of Thanks and Drigg YFC who competed as Cumbria A were placed 7th overall, the remaining Drigg YFC team members were Billy and Jack.
Call My Bluff was once again another stiff competition for our 2 Cumbrian teams. Wigton YFC competed as Cumbria B and comprised of Ella Batey, Phillipa Hall and Katie Mckie, who managed to secure 3rd place. Cumbria A were Anya Clough, Carrie Tyson and Isabel Wilson from Lowick YFC, they were placed 7th.
Amy Blamire, Euan Bulman, Phil Potts and Robbie Tuer from Raughton Head YFC represented Cumbria A in the Brainstrust competition and were placed 9th.
Alice Woodburn from Lowick YFC secured 4th place for Cumbria A in the Situations Vacant competition for members aged 22 to 28.
Jack Lightfoot from Caldbeck YFC sent his Recycled Metalwork Sculpture, made by a 28 & Under for Cumbria A and was placed 8th.
The Cumbria A team taking part in the Fencing Competition, was made up of Will Knipe and James Walmsley both from Kent Estuary YFC and Anthony Barns from Grayrigg YFC and were placed 2nd.
The Farm Machinery Skills competiton was carried out for Cumbria A by Grayrigg YFC members Aiden and John Handley, Matthew King and Joseph Moorhouse, they were awarded 4th place.
The Clay Pigeon Shooting was held at Oakedge Shooting Ground, Staffordshire and saw 2nd place in the 18 and over competiton awarded after a shoot out to Jevan Mason from Skelton YFC for Cumbria B. Joel Ogden also from Skelton YFC was shooting for Cumbria A and came 4th. Cumbria C was represented by Kent Estuary YFC member Luke Robinson and Luke finished 9th. In the 17 & Under competition, Charlie from Greysouthen YFC represented Cumbria A and came 16th and Cumbria B was represented by Kent Estuary member Will, who came 17th=
On Sunday was Sports Day, which saw a mixed team of members from Eden Valley, Penrith and Pennine competed in the Men’s Rush Hockey for Cumbria B. The team were Eden Valley YFC members Jack Sowerby, Jack Stringer and Robbie Wharton, Penrith YFC member Matthew Fabi and Pennine YFC member Neil Curr, the team finished 5th=.
Meanwhile at the other side of the sports field Ladies Rounders was taking place. Cumbria C was a team of ladies from Kent Estuary YFC, who finished 4th overall. The Ladies Rounders team were Felicity Ainsley, Eve Bland, Becca Denney, Natasha Godsell, Ellie Nicholson, Tilly Owens, Elinor Ralph, Sophie Richardson, Becca Ridding and Cody Teasdale.