Windsor & Maidenhead

Windsor & Maidenhead YFC 2021/22 News

By Emma Freeman, Club Leader

Windsor and Maidenhead have had an extremely busy and fun-filled year! A lot of our senior members enjoyed the festive season and the numerous balls that came with it! We also had the Berkshire County Ball in October which was a fabulous night – not that many of us can remember it!

We started off our new year strong and held a lot of our meetings BCA with bushcraft, badminton and other various meetings.  We were very lucky to be able to have a stock judging practice ready for Pre-Shows, with special thanks to Nick Manderfield for providing not just the animals, but the farmers to talk about them as well!

We got some new white coats courtesy of Copas Farms and the members all looked very smart whilst stock judging at Pre-Shows.

April brought us to our (hopefully!) annual Barn Dance. This was very well received, with a Hog Roast being provided by Nick Manderfield, drinks being provided by the Fi-Fest organisers and music blasting out of the speakers by Guy Champion.

This was a monumental task and was pulled off amazingly by all of the members working together. We learnt a lot organising this event and hope to put this towards the next year’s event.

County Fayre was then soon upon us! We eagerly prepped everything for the classes and made sure that we were ready with our float. Some of members attended the Wurzels and had a great time! 

We dominated in the Men’s Tug of War and brought home the prize!

Huge thanks to Cheryl Stacey for all of her time and dedication towards the float! Without her, we wouldn’t have had such an amazing float.

Things quietened down a little after the County Fayre, but the club leaders and committee were busy working away behind the scenes! We had an evening down by the riverside at Hurley where members were able to cool off in the river and parents supervised the BBQ’s.

We were also lucky enough to be given a tour of Farols over in Milton Common. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all members and parents

We had a farm tour of Hyde Farm, with thanks to Andrew Randall for organising this. We were able to take a tour round the whole of the two farms by tractor and trailer and then finished off with hot dogs and drinks at the end.

We finished off our year with a trip to Coral Reef in Bracknell, this was a lovely change and an amazing cool down after the hot weather!

We did have a few ‘unofficial’ meetings throughout the summer, one of them being a trip to Stacey Equestrian at Rosehill. We were able to join with Henley Young Farmers and enjoyed the use of the outdoor swimming pool on what ended up being one of the hottest days of the year!

We started back in September and have gone from strength to strength, holding lots of interesting and varied meetings along with lots of fundraising events for the club.  The committee have been actively planning for next year and can’t wait for the members to see what is in store for Windsor and Maidenhead Young Farmers.

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