The Loss of James Corfield
SFYFC is very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of James Corfield’s life during the Royal Welsh Show.Our thoughts are with the family and friends of James and with the wider YFC Community. James’ brother Tom is a member of Chirbury and Marton YFC and we know that James was a good friend to many Shropshire YFC members, our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Thank you to all of our past and present members who assisted in the search for James.
James’s family paid tribute to him. In a statement, his family said: “James was very much a farming family guy – farming was his life, and he loved his animals with a passion.
“A visit to the Royal Welsh Show was a real highlight for him – and seeing the sheep and poultry judging was something he really looked forward to.
“He went to the Royal Welsh Show every year throughout his life, and we have fond memories of taking him as a child, which we will always treasure.
“James was a keen cricketer and a gifted player, and played for Montgomery Cricket Club. He was recently awarded Shropshire Division Two Cricketer of the Year, and the league’s young player of the year in 2016, a massive achievement for someone his age and something he was incredibly proud of.
“We will miss James with all our hearts, and are utterly devastated. We are very grateful to all the volunteers who helped with the search, and for all the messages of support, but we ask now to be left in privacy.”
We wish to support all of our members at this difficult time. Any YFC members who would like someone to talk to can contact The Farming Community Network (FCN) on 03000 111 999 or the youth counselling service Kooth via the website www.kooth.com .
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