The Competitions Programme is at the heart of YFC and is enjoyed by virtually every YFC Member each year.

Not only is it a brilliant motivator for club members to have a go at something new and broaden their experience, it’s also a fantastic tool for counties and clubs to meet their charitable objectives of promoting education and learning.

Each year the competitions programme includes a mix of traditional rural and agricultural activities, sport, art, life and vocational skills, as well as competitions that help develop the public speaking talents for which YFC members have become renowned. Reflecting YFC’s place in modern society and the changing needs of young people in rural areas, the programme constantly evolves to equip members with knowledge and abilities that are relevant to their lives and careers, and promote good citizenship.

Members are encouraged and supported by their Clubs to enter at a local level and – who knows – they may discover they have hidden talents and go on to compete at the National championships! 

  • Crafts (i.e. floral art, cooking, painting, metalwork, woodwork, clothes design)
  • Sports (i.e. basketball, five-a-side football, rounders, hockey, frisbee)
  • Performing arts (i.e. jump rope, street dance, cheerleading, singing)
  • Agricultural (i.e. stockjudging, fence-erecting, clay pigeon shooting, tractor driving, ploughing)
  • Public Speaking (i.e. debating, reading, presenting, interviewing)

The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs publish full information (including the rules) of their annual competitions on their website (usually in October, before the start of the new competition year in November). Click here to access them.