Shefford YFC 2021/22 News

By Ella – Club Chair 2021/22

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chair. I want to take the opportunity to thank the Advisory Committee for their encouragement of me. We are a very young club and rely on their knowledge and support to do what we do. I hope, going forward, as our membership increases, we as Club Officers will be able to gain experience in our roles and grow as a club.

We have had some good activities at our meetings this year.  Pizza making, in particular, was great fun – thank you, IJ, for making that possible.  Great to have so many of the Club’s wider supporters there for that.

A stand out for me was the lambing at Rushell Farm – I think everyone really enjoyed that one!

Also, the pancake-tossing was so much fun and more successful than I thought it would be!!

In addition to helping out at fetes and promoting the club, we have had some excellent stand out events this year too.  The Quiz Night raised £805.50 for the club, so thank you everyone for your support of that.  

It was also our pleasure, as a family, to host the annual Carol Singing in our garden around the tractor bucket fire!

Shefford did fantastically well this year with our competition entries.  Henry Graham, Henry Wilson, Will and Ed Denton all entered the pre-show competitions. 

There were lots of great results for us, with Henry Graham winning the sheep, pigs, dairy and horse stock judging and the others all placing.  Will Denton came 2nd in the Clay Shooting and Henry Wilson 3rd and Henry Graham also won the fencing competition.

We have also had some Area and National successes to celebrate. Annabelle and Sophie made it to the National Finals for Public Reading and Lou in the National Floral Art Finals. All amazing achievements.

It was Shefford’s turn to organise the Competitions at this year’s County Rally. Thanks to Ian Wilson and Justin Pilditch for all their hard work in setting these up and running them on the day.

The show was an enormous success resulting in us winning the pinnacle of the day – the Co-op!  It was great to see all our hard work pay off and us all pull together as a team to win it and show Bradfield that they don’t win everything!!

I have been very proud to be chair of Team Shefford for this last year, thank you for all your support and here is to us building on this success in 2022/3.

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