Young farmers set for rally competition

By Helen ReeveNorfolk young farmersMembers from the 24 Norfolk Young Farmers' Clubs and Countrysider clubs will be competing tomorrow at the annual rally at the Norfolk showground.

By Helen Reeve

Norfolk young farmers

Members from the 24 Norfolk Young Farmers' Clubs and Countrysider clubs will be competing tomorrow at the annual rally at the Norfolk showground. There are more than 100 events taking place ranging from exhibits, agriculturally themed competitions, stockjudging, sports and stage events.

Over the last few weeks members have been making exhibits such as motorised household objects, decorated marigolds and club scrap books plus much, much more besides. Exhibits must be in place by 10am. Stockjudging starts at 9.30am at Easton College, so again, please be prompt and don't forget your white coats. The first stage event starts at 10am as does the 'done on the day'

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Events. Sports start about 2pm.The Rally is the biggest one-day competitions event in the YFC year, and the competitive spirit between clubs is extremely strong. Will North Elmham YFC lose the the Rally Cup? Entry £5 per member, £10 per family ticket.

Next Saturday, the Rally social will be at David Daniels' (County Chairman) at Manor Farm, Stanfield with the Countrysiders starting from 7pm until 10pm and the seniors from 9pm.

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Members of Norfolk YFC are entering the Lord Mayor's Procession next Saturday. The theme this year is 'Simply Science'

so members will be building a giant bath-tub filled with foam to demonstrate their interpretation of science. As many members as possible are required to make this a success. Please contact show chairman, Will Patrick, on 07810 554363.

Will has had a busy few weeks what with organising the YFC stand at the Royal Norfolk Show and has done a great job.


Pigs - Senior: 1 Sarah Leonard, Dereham; 2 Lucy Renaut, Harleston. Junior: 1 Stephanie Broom, Wymondham Countrysiders; 2 Hannah Catling, North Walsham Countrysiders.

Lambs - Senior: 1 Lucy Renaut; 2 Sarah Leonard. Junior: 1 Robert Hirst, Acle Countrysiders; 2 Georgie Brooks, Wymondham Countrysiders.

Beef - Senior: 1 Sarah Leonard; 2 Cassie Smith, Wymondham. Junior: 1 Georgie Brooks; 2 Ben Jarvis, Dereham Countrysiders, Dairy - Senior: 1 Jonathon Stimpson, North Elmham; 2 Jon Chapman and Stephanie Hatton, Loddon YFC. Junior: 1 James Chadwich and Georgie Brooks.

Stockman of the Year - Sarah Leonard. Junior Stockman of the Year - Georgie Brooks.

Tonight, North Elmham YFC has a social at The Railway Tavern, North Elmham, from 7.30pm. Entry £10, which includes a hog roast and strawberries and cream. Entertainment will be provided by a ceilidh band. Proceeds for Gressenhall Rural Life Museum. Details, chairman, Jonathon Stimpson, on 07917 880917.

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