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News from the County Chairman...

Update on James Corfield
At the time of writing this newsletter the search for James Corfield, brother of Tom Corfield (Chirbury and Marton YFC) is ongoing. Many thanks for the SFYFC members who have helped with the searches for James over the past week. The Police have requested that no further public searches take place at the moment, they will continue with the professional specialist searches and extend their thanks to everyone who has helped with the search. The Police are still appealing for anyone who might have seen James late on Monday evening or during the early hours of Tuesday morning in / around Builth Wells. Please ring 101 with any information you might have. For support or if you would like to talk to someone at this difficult time, please contact myself, SFYFC, NFYFC or The Shropshire Rural Support Helpline on 0300 123 2825. Our love and thoughts are with the Corfield family at this worrying time.
August 2017
The month started with the National Finals Weekend in Stafford, with a huge SFYFC presence, which makes me extremely proud. Please see below for the results, but a special congratulations to Newport YFC for Winning the Ladies Netball competition, and celebrating in true Newport style with bottles of bubbly on the sideline. GO GIRLS!
Show Season is upon us. Many members enjoyed a fantastic day at Newport Show, followed by a well supported Newport dance, the same night as Cleoburys Barn Dance which was also very well supported and run. Coming up we have Burwarton Show (3rd August) and Oswestry Show (5th August), please make sure your clubs get some entries together for the YFC tents, to showcase YFCs talents. And don’t forget the two After Show Dances!! Then on 19th August it is the Minsterley Show, I look forward to seeing lots of the Floats there and also the Final of the Club Challenge.
Friday 4th August we are holding our Charity Speed Shears on the Burwarton Showground sponsored by before the After Dance!! Lots of generous local companies including Hatchers, NFU Mutual, Kiwi Kit, Duncan Brassington Agricultural Sales, Burwarton Show, Hodges and Moss, Stitches of Bridgnorth. Oakwood Farm Services and many more have sponsored the event which means we have a huge amount of prize money and it promises to be a great social! Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing lots of people there.
The Stock Judging team have had a busy month again. We had a brilliant time at Burwarton Show stock judging competition, with the additional perk of CASH PRIZES! Congrats to Chris Potter for being the Overall Champ. This was a good warm up for WMA Stock Judging Competition last Sunday, hosted by Staffordshire YFC. 5 teams represented the County with some very pleasing results. Chris also won the WMA Senior Stockman of the Year competition and will be going on to represent Shropshire at the National final in September. Next up in the Stock Judging diary is Oswestry Show Stock Judging on the 1st August.
On the 9th July, the Young Members committee held a brilliant Rounders afternoon, with 9 teams competing. Congratulations to “the sportiest club in Shropshire” Dorrington YFC for being overall Champs. 
The Competitions Committee hosted their last event of the year – the Pub Quiz, in a packed Bayston Hill Village Hall – results are below. There are only a couple more competitions to play for now for the Premier League: Press and Promotions and Club Challenge!
Much Wenlock YFC held a very successful POTM, with a huge turnout of well over 100 members! The next POTM is held by Dorrington on 9th August at the Bottle and Glass –I believe they’re putting up a marquee especially for us!
The Social Committee have one of their last events of the year coming up... the Mystery Tour!! It’s on Saturday 12th August. A coach (potentially a Double Decker if enough are keen) will be picking up from various locations around Shropshire. Contact the Social Committee for tickets!
The Dinner Dance Season started early this year, with Nesscliffe YFC holding a lovely Dinner Dance last week. Make sure you get your Dinner Dance’s in the County Diary asap to avoid clashes.
**Reminder** Please may all clubs let Sara know who your charities were for this year and how much you donated them by the end of August.
Plans are underway for the Chairman's Concert (Thursday 24th August), and this year it’s a little more special than usual as it is the evening we are to be presented with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service! We will start the evening at 7pm with Drinks and Canapes – all members, past and present, advisory members, friends, family, supports and sponsors are invited along to this.
With this in mind we hope to make the Concert a little more polished than usual. We propose to have 2 rehearsals: 17th August a Rehearsal at Livestock Market and 20th August a Dress Rehearsal on site on site. Donations for the concert will go towards our chosen charities and also a donation will be made to the charities who have supported the Corfield family in the search for James.
At the end of the month (26th August) it is our Chairman's Ball, this year with the theme of “Around the World”. Don’t forget this year we have a new fancy festival style marquee and an outside bar! EARLY BIRD TICKET ARE ON SALE NOW! And now for online tickets… There is NO BOOKING FEE! Please spread the word about the Ball... one of the biggest YFC events in the COUNTRY!
Ticket Prices are as follows:
Early Bird Tickets - Available until 12th August
£25 Members
£30 Non-member
Normal Rate Tickets  - Available 13th August until 24th August (The Chairman's Concert)
£27 Members
£32 Non-Members
Late Tickets (On the door) (subject to availability) – Available 25th and 26th August
£30 Member
£35 Non-Members
Get buying those tickets quick!

NFYFC Netball Champions - Newport YFC


West Midlands Area

Stockman of the Year Team

First - Chris Potter, Will Dale, Victoria Powell and Robyn Hardman
Third - Millie Preece, Fred Allen, Will Watkins and Becky Green

Overall Individual Stockman of the Year
First - Chris Potter

National Finals


First - Newport YFC

Third - Dorrington YFC

Fifth - Cleobury Mortimer YFC

After Dinner Speaking
Fourth - Clun YFC

Brainstrust -
Second - Alberbury YFC

Situations Vacant -
Third - Hannah Rose, Brown Clee YFC

Please can all clubs enter the upcoming competitions using this link.
What's on in August
Full Calendar - click HERE

Thursday 3rd -
Burwarton Show
Friday 4th - 
Charity Speed Shear
Burwarton Charity Group Dance
Sunday 6th - 
YMC Committee High Ropes 
Tuesday 8th -
Management Committee Meeting 
Thursday 10th -
Shropshire County Show Committee Meeting
Rally Committee Meeting 
Monday 14th - 
Top Table Meeting
Thursday 17th - 
Chairman's Charity Concert Rehearsal
Saturday 19th -
Minsterley Show 
Sunday 20th -
Chairman's Charity Concert Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 24th -
Chairman's Charity Concert
Saturday 26th -
Chairman's Ball
Thursday 31st -
Competitions Committee Meeting
Updates from the office:
  • The SFYFC office will be closed from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August due to staff holidays.
  • Gemma has a new email address gemma@sfyfc.org.uk. The admin@sfyfc email is still in use. If you use hotmail and are having problems with receiving emails into your spam account from either of these email address, please follow the guidance here.
  • Closing date for the Shropshire Chamber of Agriculture Bursary is 31st August 2017. Bursaries of up to £500 are available for those who want to further their development through travel or a community project. Application forms are available to download here.
  • For anyone interested in taking part in YFC travel, details of the NFYFC 2018 travel trips will be available online from September 2017 from the NFYFC website
  • Booking are now being taken for the NFYFC Ski 2018 to Val D'isere. The trip will take place 6th Jan to 13th Jan 2018. For more information and details of how to book, please see the NFYFC website.  
  • NFYFC have advised us to circulate the names of two hotels that should be avoided in Blackpool for the Convention next year. These are Talbot House Hotel and The Butterfly Hotel.
  • SFYFC club accounts need to made up to 31st August 2017. Clubs will also need to have made all charity payments by the 31st August. This can be paid by cheque and presented at a later date. 
  • Please could all trophies / cups awarded at the Rally please be returned to the SFYFC Office. We need to have the trophies re-valued for insurance purposes. 
  • Could all clubs please return the Shropshire Show advertisement signs taken at the  Exec. Meeting in April to the SFYFC Office ASAP. 
            The SFYFC Office opening hours are:
            Monday to Friday : 9am to 12.30pm and 1pm - 5pm with late night opening on
            Thursdays until 10pm.
            If you need to contact someone outside of these hours, please contact Sara Sartain,
            County Organiser on 07714249511 or Becky Green, County Chairman on 07791185528


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