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Young farmers under the stars

PUBLISHED: 09:05 03 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 22 October 2010

Countrysider members enjoyed two nights under the stars at the annual campout held, which was held on the Sennowe estate, Guist, near Fakenham.

Despite wet weather on the Saturday, this did not dampen the members' spirits.

Countrysider members enjoyed two nights under the stars at the annual campout held, which was held on the Sennowe estate, Guist, near Fakenham.

Despite wet weather on the Saturday, this did not dampen the members' spirits.

With the help of county staff, Countrysiders built bird boxes, a new fence and footbridge as well as enjoying a visit to North Norfolk harriers for early morning exercise!

The final of the hockey league was held at Dereham Hockey Club. Acle won with 42 points and in equal third were Diss, North Walsham and Loddon YFCs with 22 points. A big thank-you to hockey secretaries, Shauna McDougall and Leah Collett, for ensuring that the competition ran smoothly.

Also, thanks to the Papworth family for holding the Farm Sunday event at Lodge Farm, Felmingham, and judges and stewards.

Results

Key - Ac (Acle), De (Dereham); H (Harleston); North Elmham (NE); North Walsham (NW)

Welly-throwing - Countrysiders: 1 Toby Salmon, Ac; 2 James Brown, De; 3 Robert Hirst, Ac. Overall: 1 Acle; 2 De; 3 H. Senior: 1 Chris Steward, De; 2 Charles Lockhart, Ac; 3 David Daniels, NE. Fence erecting - 1 H; 2 Loddon; 3 Attleborough. Harleston qualify for eastern area.

Teleporter handling - 1 Robert Jenness, NE; 2 Henry Randell, NW; 3 Tim Austin, De.

Countrysiders sheep stockjudging - 1 Lucy Hoddy, Loddon; 2 Sam Cameron, NW; 3 Toby Salmon, Acle. Senior 1 Helen Reeve, H; 2 Sarah Leonard, De; 3 Becky Dixon, NW.

Tractor driving - Countrysiders: 1 Sam Fitch, NW; 2 Harry Jones, NW; 3 Jethro Elsdon, H. Overall: 1 NW; 2 H; 3 Ac.

Junior: 1 Alex Sharpin, NE; 2 Adam Berryman, Downham Market.

Beef stockjudging - Countrysiders: 1 Harriet Jarvis, De; 2 Thomas Collison, Terrington; 3 Sebastian Orriss, NE. Senior - 1 Rob Proctor, De 2 Helen Reeve, H; 3 Gemma Spink, Ac.

Countrysiders - Mock Auction: 1 H and Wymondham; 3 NW; 4 De, Terrington and NE. Senior: 1 NW; 2 NE and Ac; 4 Downham Market.

Tug-of-war - Girls: 1 De; 2 H; 3 Loddon. Boys: 1 De; 2 H; 3 NE. Dereham qualify for eastern area on June 10.

Tomorrow, young farmers compete at Easton College Open Day (10am) with the following competitions taking place - Countrysiders mixed doubles tennis, bricklaying, Make a Live Scarecrow, Countrysiders bricklaying and school sports (you must come in your uniform!). Also taking place is a Playstation game competition to raise funds. A rota has been set up.

On Sunday, June 11, Harleston YFC has the annual clay shoot at Weybread at noon. Gun licences and membership cards needed. Details, Lucy Renaut, on 07881 771913.

Tonight Loddon YFC presents Yee Hah X with a Pirate theme at Lundy Green Farm, Hempnall, at 8pm. Details from Tom Stiff on 07771 870076.

Next Saturday, Downham Market YFC has a barn dance at The Red Barn, South Runcton, £7 entry and includes a hog roast. Details from Will Chapman on 07879842841.


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