SFYFC Charity Speed Shears at Burwarton Show
Spectators flocked to the shearing stand at Burwarton Showground last Friday to witness some of the area's best young shearers in action.
The event kicked off at 6.00 pm and consisted of 5 competitions, drawing in competitors from all over Shropshire and neighbouring counties. Over 20 competitors took to the stage and battled it out to shear in the fastest time and also the most accurately. There was even a fun round which consisted of racing against the clock to drink a pint of cider, eat a pie and shear a lamb.
The event saw some exciting and extremely close competition between some of Shropshire YFC's members including Joe Williams, Will Dale and Chis Potter with them all making it as far as the final rounds. In the end however, it was the two brothers from Herefordshire who stole the show-Chris and Steven Rowberry. Steven managed an impressive time of 30 seconds but it was Chris who threw caution to the wind, taking the winning title of the night at 29.2 seconds.
Becky Green (SFYFC Chairman) said "It was great to see the tent filled with spectators and enjoy such a show. The event was a great success, thank you to all who supported it in anyway, particularly our sponsors."
Not only did the evening make for some shear fun but over £1500 was raised for charity, in aid of Oak Farm for adults with learning disabilities, Breast Cancer Care, Midlands Air Ambulance and Rupert's Revenge.
Many thanks to Hayden Woolley for supplying the sheep and Burwarton Show for providing the use of the marquee and shearing stand.
SFYFC also would like to thank all the companies who generously sponsored the event by providing funding, prizes or equipment:
NFU Mutual (Shrewbsury), Hatchers Solicitors Kiwi Kit, Oakwood Farm Services, RT Dale Construction, Mark Archer Agri Services, Hodges and Moss, McCartneys (Ludlow), Matt Fothergill, Presteigne Gates ,Wynnstay, Weboil, John and Owen Hughes, Sheep Showering, Stitches of Bridgnorth, Burwarton Show, Lister, The Village Butcher and Shearwell.
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