County Sports 2022

The County Sports Night was recently held at Tregib Sports Facilities, Llandeilo; Nantgaredig Rugby Club & Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul. There was fierce competition throughout the evening between members of the County’s Young Farmers Clubs as they competed in Hockey, Dodgeball, Frisbee, Touch Rugby, Rugby 7s & Athletics.

In the Women’s Hockey 2 teams competed. After several games Llanllwni YFC and Penybont YFC’s joint team came out on top. There were also exciting games on the Frisbee pitch where 5 teams fought each other. At the end of the competition, Llangadog YFC came out on top with 11 points.

The Dodgeball competition took place in the Sports Hall with 4 teams competing. After many strong matches, Llanllwni won the competition.

Junior members of the County also competed in the Mixed Touch Rugby competition, with Llannon YFC and Llandovery competing. Llannon YFC & Llandovery YFC came joint 1st.

It was lovely to see many members competing in the County Athletics competitions for the first time. Congratulations to each and everyone that took part. It was a pleasure to see Ysgol Bro Teifi’s field full with Carmarthenshire members.

The results were as follows:

Track events:

100m

1st – Ffion Davies, Capel Iwan YFC

2nd – Phoebe Smith, Capel Iwan YFC

3rd – Georgina Smith, Capel Iwan YFC

1st – Sophia Reid-Thomas, Penybont YFC

2nd – Jessica Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

3rd – Alaw Jones, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Eunice Jones, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Luned Jones, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Bethan Evans, St Ishmael YFC

1st – Tudur George, Llanllwni YFC

2nd – Llewelyn Owen, St Ishmael YFC

3rd – Ryan Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Alex Lewis, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

2nd – Abner Evans, Llangadog YFC

3rd – Hywel Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Steffan Howells, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Tomos Jones, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Elgan Thomas, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Iestyn Howells, St Ishmael YFC

800m

1st – Alaw Jones, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Luned Jones, Llanllwni YFC

2nd – Elen Bowen, Capel Iwan YFC

3rd – Rose Charnley, St Ishmael YFC

1st – Jac Jones, St Peters YFC

2nd – Ryan Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

3rd – Rhydian Edwards, St Peters YFC

1st – Gwion Evans, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Aled Thomas, Llangadog YFC

1st – Elgan Thomas, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Dan Jones, Llanllwni YFC

Relay Race

1st – Penybont YFC

2nd – Llangadog YFC

1st – St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Llanllwni YFC

1st – Llanllwni YFC

2nd – Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Llanllwni YFC

Field events:

Discuss

1st – Marie Hughes, Penybont YFC

1st – Elan Thomas, Penybont YFC

2nd – Nia Davies, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Cerys Nicholas Jones, Penybont YFC

1st – Tomos Green, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

2nd – Llyr Dunn, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Ryan Ashley, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Hywel Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

2nd – Gwion Evans, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Hefin Jones, Llanllwni YFC

2nd – Edryd James, Capel Iwan YFC

Shotput

1st – Erin Jones, Llangadog YFC

2nd – Lily Evans, Capel Iwan YFC

3rd – Marie Hughes, Penybont YFC

1st – Elan Thomas, Penybont YFC

2nd – Nia Davies, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Cerys Nicholas Jones, Penybont YFC

1st – Mared Evans, Penybont YFC

2nd – Lora Phillips, St Ishmael YFC

1st – Hywel Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

2nd – Iestyn Thomas, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Gwion Evans, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Carwyn Jones, Penybont YFC

2nd – Jac Jones, Llanllwni YFC

Long Jump

1st – Rhiannydd Davies, Llandeilo YFC

1st – Jessica Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Catrin Price, Llangadog YFC

1st – Lora Phillips, St Ishmael YFC

1st – Harri Gibbon, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Dion Jones, Penybont YFC

3rd – Jac Jones, St Peters YFC

1st – Gwion Evans, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Tomos Jones, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Dan Jones, Llanllwni YFC

2nd – Iestyn Howells, St Ishmael YFC

High Jump

1st – Mari-Glyn Jones, Capel Iwan YFC

1st – Carwen Richards, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Harri Gibbon, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Llyr Dunn, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Tomos Green, Dyffryn Cothi YFC

1st – Gwion Evans, Llanllwni YFC

1st – Sion Davies, Capel Iwan YFC

1st – Elgan Thomas, St Ishmael YFC

2nd – Dan Jones, Llanllwni YFC

3rd – Carwyn Jones, Penybont YFC

Good luck to all the members who will be competing in the above competitions and representing the County at the Wales YFC Sports Day on the 19th of June in Brecon.

On the same evening as the junior mixed touch rugby we held the Rugby 7s at Nantgaredig Rugby Club.

In the Mens 7 a side Rugby, there were 5 teams competing – Llanfynydd YFC, Mixed Llangadog YFC & Llannon YFC, Mixed St Ishmaels, Llanelli & Llanddarog, Mixed Capel Iwan YFC & Llanllwni YFC and Mixed St Peters YFC & Penybont YFC. At the end of the night, the St Peters YFC & Penybont YFC mixed team were victorious, being undefeated in all their games. Good luck to the members chosen to represent the County in the Mens 7 a side Rugby in the Royal Welsh Show.

Congratulations to every member for competing and representing their clubs. We would like to thank the Officials and the Referees for keeping order on both nights and also to Tregib Sports Facilities and Nantgaredig Rugby Club for the use of their facilities.

County Rally Day 2022

The long nights of practice and preparation for the Rally ended for the Carmarthenshire YFC members as the Rally was held at the Showground, Nantyci on Saturday 14th May 2022. Hundreds of people came to support the members and to see their excellent work in competitions such as singing, cooking, calf preparation and shearing, and it was certainly a challenge for the judges.

After all the competing and judging, the time came to honour the new County Ambassadors for the Young Farmers. The County’s new Female Ambassador is Mared Evans from Penybont YFC with Ioan Harries from Llannon YFC the new Male Ambassador. The Deputy Ambassadors for this year is Betsan Jones, Llanllwni YFC; Jasmine Emerick, Llangadog YFC; Rosie Davies, Llannon YFC and Cathrin Jones, Llanllwni YFC. The Junior Member of the Year, Celyn Richards, Penybont YFC and the County’s Senior Member, Ifan Williams, Llangadog YFC, were also honoured. The Junior Stockman of the Year was Lewis Gibbin from Whitland YFC and the Senior Stockman of the Year was Nia Thomas from St Ishmael YFC. The winner of the Aled Howells Memorial Cow for the main Stockman over the years was Elan Thomas from Penybont YFC. Finally, a host of awards were presented to the members who came first during the day and Congratulations to all of them on their success and good luck to the members who will represent the County at Wales level at the Royal Welsh Show and on National Level.

The day would not have been possible without the co-operation of the Showground staff or Llanllwni YFC stewards for their tireless work before and on the day of the Rally, and also to Llandovery YFC for stewarding the dance. Thanks also to Capel Iwan YFC for stewarding the Stock Judging evenings. Thank you to the farmers who provided locations to hold the stock and stock judging nights.

The Organization is very dependent on people’s goodwill, and this is certainly true of the sponsors who continue to support the Organization in Carmarthenshire. Many thanks to Castell Howell Foods for being the main sponsor of the Rally again this year and to D G Davies Plant Hire; T L Thomas; T Alun Jones; Prostock Vets; Eagle Signs; Y Sied and Hwylusydd Tai Gwledig. The Rally would not have been possible without your financial help.

Thank you to all County Officers, County Ambassadors, Scorers, Cegin Fach y Wlad, gate & parking stewards and to everyone else who helped in any way. The Rally was a successful day because of their hard work and a very enjoyable evening was held at the Dance on Brynawelon Farm, Llanfynydd with Baldande as entertainment. A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Ian Thomas for allowing us to use the facilities once again this year and for preparing the shed.

Congratulations to Penybont YFC for winning the Junior Section and the Senior Section.

Paul & Whites Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Welsh Ponies Section B Judging Competition
  Henry Bennett & Elgan Thomas, CFFI San Ishmaels  
Emrys Bowen Cup awarded to the highest placed team in the Junior Welsh Ponies Section B Stockjudging Competition
  Elan Thomas & Olwen Roberts, CFFI Penybont  
Dyffryn Cothi Y.F.C. Silver Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Senior North County Cheviot sheep Stockjudging Competition
  Ifor Jones & Owain Davies, CFFI Llanllwni  
Whitland Y.F.C. Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Junior North County Cheviot Sheep Stockjudging Competition
  Gilbert Roberts & Olwen Roberts, CFFI Penybont  
Llangadog Y.F.C. Challenge Shield for the highest scoring team in the Senior Hereford Cattle Stockjudging
  Elin Ludgate & Rhodri Williams, CFFI Llanfynydd  
Lyn Thomas Challenge Tankard for the highest scoring team in the Junior Hereford Cattle Stockjudging Competition
  Iwan Thomas & Cari Gibbon, CFFI San Ishmaels  
Sliver Cup presented to the highest team in the Senior Fencing Competition at the County Field Day
  CFFI Llanfynydd  
Silver Cup for the highest team in the Junior Fencing Competition at the County Field Day
  CFFI Penybont  
E C Hills Cup for the highest team in the Rally promotional Sign Competition at the County Field Day
  CFFI Capel Iwan  
D. C. Phillips Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Federation Display Competition
  CFFI Penybont  
Paul and Whites Challenge Cup for the highest scoring team in the Junior Generation Game
  Cari Jones & Angharad Daniel, CFFI Llannon  
Llanarthne Y.F.C. Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Generation Game
  Rhys Peach & Gwennan Jones, CFFI Dyffryn Tywi  
Eira Talella Memorial Shield for the highest individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U16
  Sian Thomas-Davies, CFFI Llanymddyfri  
Silver Rose Bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U21
  Rhys Griffiths, CFFI Llanddarog  
Mr. & Mrs. Dewi Thomas Silver Rose bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – RWAS U21
  Elan Thomas, CFFI Penybont  
Large Silver Bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U28
  Elen Bowen, CFFI Capel Iwan  
Mr. Huw Evans Tankard awarded to the highest scoring team in the Senior Woodwork Competition
  Henry Bennett & Dylan Thomas, CFFI San Ishmaels  
Aled Tyreglwys Perpetual Memorial Cup awarded to the highest placed Team in the Junior Woodwork Competition
  Iwan Blakeman & Tomos Roberts, CFFI Llanfynydd  
Lever Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Shearing Competition
  Max Welton & Rhodri Davies, CFFI Llangadog  
Silver Cup for the highest scoring individual in the Senior Wool Handling Competition
  Lynwen Mathias, CFFI Dyffryn Cothi  
Silver Cup for the highest scoring individual in the Junior Wool Handling Competition
  Harri Williams, CFFI Dyffryn Cothi  
Stella Jones Silver Tray awarded to the highest Team in the  Crate a Farm/ Place name sign Competition
  Lowri Jones, CFFI Dyffryn Tywi  
Brynaman YFC Cup awarded to the highest placed individual the U28 Craft Competition
  Elin Ludgate, CFFI Llanfynydd  
Mrs. Glenys Walters Silver Challenge Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Juniors On the Spot Skills Challenge Competition
  Haf Davies & Fflur Davies, CFFI Llandeilo  
Morlogws Challenge Cup awarded to the highest team in the RWS Cookery Competition
  Manon Roberts & Mared Roberts, CFFI Llangadog  
Silver Cup for the highest scoring team in the NFYFC Cookery Competition
  Cerys Thomas, Elen Beynon & Hannah Peach, CFFI Dyffryn Tywi  
Kay Gynn vase awarded to the highest team in the Dressing up Competition
  Trystan Evans & Maggie Lewis, CFFI Dyffryn Cothi  
Ashley Davies Pewter Cup for the highest scoring team in the Main Ring Display
  CFFI Llangadog  
Silver Challenge Cup awarded to the highest team in the Tug of War Competition – Mens Section
  CFFI San Cler & CFFI San Ishmaels  
Cwpan Coffa Nia Wyn Thomas awarded to the highest team in the Tug of War Competition – Womens Section
  CFFI Llanfynydd  
Quite Big Pretty for the highest team in the Tug of War Junior Competition
  CFFI San Pedr  
Richards Nythfa Shield for the highest team in the Create and perform a TV advert promoting Welsh produce
  CFFI Penybont  
ACT LTD Challenge trophy for the Pitch an agricultural item for alternative use
  Angharad Thomas, CFFI Dyffryn Tywi  
Tankard for the highest team in the Senior Singing Group Competition
  CFFI Penybont  
British Oil & Cake Mills Tankard for highest induvidual in Senior Singing Solo Competition
  Hannah Richards, CFFI Penybont  
Trefechan Shield awarded to the highest scoring team in the Junior Singing Group Competition
  CFFI Capel Iwan  
Carmarthenshire Accredited Poultry Breeders Bowl for highest individual in Junior Singing Solo Competition
  Fflur Davies, CFFI Llandeilo  
Heddlu Dyfed Powys Silver Cup awarded to the highest placed team in the Senior On the Spot skills Challenge
  Gwennan Jones & Lowri Jones, CFFI Dyffryn Tywi  
Deosan Cup awarded to the highest scoring team in the Junior Dancing Competition
  CFFI Llanymddyfri  
Pewter Cup awarded to the highest scoring team in Senior Dancing Competition
  CFFI Penybont  
Huw Evans Auctioneer’s Challenge cup for the Highest team in the Halter Making Competition
  Elin Ludgate, CFFI Llanfynydd  
Carmarthen Federation of Y.F.C. Farming and Wildlife Award Cup awarded to the highest team in the Capable Campers
  Cari Davies, Lisa Gibbard & Haf Dafydd, CFFI San Ishmaels  
Silver Cup awarded to the highest placed individual in the Junior Prepare a Beef Calf Competition
  Gwion Jones-Howells, CFFI Penybont  
Silver Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Senior Prepare a Dairy Calf Competition
  Iwan Thomas, CFFI San Ishmaels  
A C Bryer silver cup for the highest scoring individual in the Junior Prepare a Dairy Calf Competition
  William Richards, CFFI Llanddarog  
Old Ladies TOW silver cup to the best team in tiling a Wal.
  Sara Brown & Megan Stevens, CFFI Cynwyl Elfed  
Richard Werrett Memorial Cup to highest scoring team in the Scrapbook Competition
  CFFI Llanelli

OVERALL AWARDS

Phillip Davies & Gareth Davies Memorial Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Senior Field Day Stockman of the Year Competition

Nia Thomas, CFFI San Ishamels

Vale of Towy trophy awarded to the highest individual in the Junior Field Day Stockman of the Year Competition.

Lewis Gibbin, CFFI Hendygwyn ar Daf

Buwch goffa Aled Howells am Prif Stocman y flwyddyn

Elan Thomas, CFFI Penybont

Silcox Challenge Cup for the Runners Up in the Senior Section.

CFFI Llangadog a CFFI Dyffryn Cothi

Carmarthenshire Farmers Co-op Society Challenge Shield awarded to the Club

gaining the highest number of points in the Senior Section.

CFFI Penybont

Spillers Challenge Shield for the Runners Up in the Junior Section.

CFFI Capel Iwan

N.F.U. County Challenge Shield awarded to the Club gaining the highest number of points in the Junior Section.

CFFI Penybont

Wales YFC Field Day 2022

On Saturday 23rd of April the Wales YFC Field Day was held with Clwyd Federation hosting the event at Rhuthin Livestock Market, Rhuthin. After a successful day of competing, Carmarthenshire YFC came second overall.

Carmarthenshire’s Junior Stockman of the Year team won the Junior Stockman of the Year competition. Congratulations to Lewis Gibbin, Whitland YFC, Iwan Thomas, St Ishmael YFC, Carys Morgan, Llanfynydd YFC and Guto Price, Llangadog YFC for representing the County in the competition.

Another success for the County was in the Cube Exhibition competition where Hefin Jones, Cathrin Jones, Betsan Jones, Nerys Jones & Sara Thomas from Llanllwni YFC won first prize.

The Junior Fencing team also won second prize. Congratulations to Carwyn Thomas, Gilbert Roberts & Gwion Jones-Howells from Penybont YFC.

Carmarthenshire’s Senior Stockman of the Year team came third in the Senior Stockman of the Year competition. Congratulations to Nia Thomas, San Ishmaels YFC, Angharad Thomas, Vale of Towy YFC, Elin Ludgate, Llanfynydd YFC and Sion Roberts, Llangadog YFC for representing the County in the competition.

Congratulations to Iestyn Owen, Capel-Arthne YFC for winning third place in the auctioneering competition.

Well done to Rhys Jones, Rhydian Davies and Sion Davies from Llanfynydd YFC for competing in the Senior Fencing competition. Well done to Aled Jones & Dafydd Evans, Llanllwni YFC & Ieuan Harries, Llannon YFC for competition in the Farm Machinery Skills competition and to Harri Williams and Lloyd Thomas from Dyffryn Cothi YFC for competing in the Junior Fferm Ffactor competition.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Field Day and thank you to all the coaches and anyone who helped the members in preparing for the day.

County Field Day 2022

There was fierce competition throughout the day at the County Field Day held at the Carmarthen Mart & the Showground, Nantyci on Saturday 2nd of April 2022.

Nia Thomas, St Ishmaels YFC won the title of Senior Stockman of the Year with Elin Ludgate, Llanfynydd YFC second, and joint third for Angharad Thomas, Vale of Towy YFC & Sion Roberts, Llangadog YFC. In the Junior Stockman of the Year, Lewis Gibbin, Whitland YFC, won the competition with Iwan Rhys Thomas, St Ishmaels YFC second, Elan Thomas, Penybont YFC third and Carys Morgans, Llanfynydd YFC fourth. The eight will go on to represent Carmarthenshire at Wales level and good luck to them.

Llanfynydd YFC boys; Rhydian Davies, Rhys Jones and Sion Davies won first prize in the Senior Fencing competition with Penybont YFC scooping the first prize in the Junior Fence Competition. Well done to Gilbert Roberts, Gwion Jones-Howells & Carwyn Thomas. Good luck to both teams at Wales level.

Rhydian Davies, Llanfynydd YFC won tasg 1; Ieuan Harries, Llannon YFC won task 2; Aled Jones, Llanllwni YFC won task 3 and Katia Rose, Llannon YFC won task 4 in the Farm Machinery Skills competition. Good luck to the four at Wales level.

Congratulations to Harri Williams & Lloyd Thomas of Dyffryn Cothi YFC who won the Junior Fferm Ffactor competition. Iestyn Owen, Capel-Arthne YFC won the Auctioneering competition. In the Cube Exhibition competition, Llanllwni YFC came out on top. Good luck to these members as they represent the County at Wales level.

In the Clay Shooting Competition, Hywel Jones, Dyffryn Cothi YFC won the Under 17’s section, Martha Sauro, Llanelli YFC came first in the Under 28s section for Females and Rhys Meirion Evans, St Clears YFC scooped first prize in the Under 28s Male section. These members will represent Carmarthenshire at a National level and wish them well.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the stewarding. Thanks also to Mr Euros Jones, Mr Grant Hartman, Mr Lloyd Howells, Mr Dylan Jones, and Mr Ioan Jones for allowing us to use their stock for the Stockman Competition. Thanks also to Gwili Jones, Dalton’s ATVs, T Alun Jones and to Wynnstay for allowing us to borrow their machinery, trailers, and Gates for the Farm machinery competition. A huge thank you to all judges for their work throughout the whole day.

Wales Public Speaking Festival 2022

On Saturday, 27th of March 2022, the Wales YFC Public Speaking Day was held up at the Showground, Builth Wells. During the day, hundreds of members from around Wales came to compete in the Public Speaking competitions, along with the Situations vacant, Junior & Senior member of the year competition and the cheerleading competition.

English Public Speaking

The English Public Speaking was a huge success, with members ensuring that Carmarthenshire was the winning Federation of the four English Public Speaking sections.

Celyn Richards (Penybont), Trystan Evans (Dyffryn Cothi) and Sam Morgan (Llandeilo) represented the County in the Reading Section. Congratulations to the team for coming 1st and to Trystan Evans for winning best reader.

In the Junior Section, Morgan Davies (Llanddarog), Lois Davies (Llangadog) and Gwenno Roberts (Llanfynydd) represented the County. Congratulations to this team for also coming 1st.

Hannah Richards and Daniel O’Callaghan (Penybont), Jac Davies and Heledd Jones (Vale of Towy) were the four County representatives in the Intermediate Section. Congratulations to the for winning the 2nd prize with Hannah Richards winning the best individual award.

In the Senior section, Ceri davies and Lynwen Mathias (Dyffryn Cothi), Fiona Phillips and Teleri James (Penybont), and Owain Davies (Llanllwni) represented the County. Congratulations to the team for winning the 2nd prize and to Teleri James for winning the best individual award.

Welsh Public Speaking

Carmarthenshire YFC had a great success in the Welsh Public Speaking Section, with members ensuring that Carmarthenshire  and Ceredigion were the winning federations in the Welsh Public Speaking Section.

Mabli Edwards and Beca Curry (Capel-Arthne) and Celyn Richards (Penybont) represented the County in the Reading Section. Congratulations to them for coming 2nd in this section and to Celyn Richards for winning  best reader.

In the Junior Section, Lois Davies (Llangadog), Gwenllian Jones (Capel-Arthne) and Sara Jones (Llanfynydd) represented the County. Congratulations to the team for winning the 2nd prize with Gwenllian Jones winning the best individual award.  

The team representing Carmarthenshire in the Intermediate Section were victorious in their section with Sioned Howells winning the best individual award. Congratulations to Sioned Howells (Llanllwni), Daniel O’Callaghan and Lleu Pryce (Penybont) and Heledd Jones (Vale of Towy) for their excellent work.

2nd was the result for the senior section. Congratulations to Mared Evans (Penybont), Carwen Richards (Dyffryn Cothi) and Owain Davies (Llanllwni) for representing the County.

Congratulations to everyone for ensuring that the Shield for the English Section & Welsh section comes back to Carmarthenshire.

Junior & Senior member of the year

Celyn Richards (Penybont) and Ifan Williams (Llangadog) represented the County in the Junior and Senior member of the year competition. Congratulations to both of representing the County at Wales level.

Many thanks to all members for their work and effort in representing the County. Also, we must thank the coaches for their work in helping the members with their presentations.

County Ten Pin Bowling 2022

The County Ten Pin Bowling Competition was held on the 2nd of March 2022 at Xcel Bowl, Carmarthen.

Thank you to the following:

Congratulations to Capel Iwan YFC for winning 1st prize in the Junior and Senior section.

Junior & Senior Member of the Year 2022

Junior Member of the Year

The judges for this competition were Mrs Annwen Williams and Miss Elen Williams.

Message from the judges:

Although only three members competed, any three of them could have been given the title of Carmarthenshire YFC Junior member of the year 2022. All three were passionate about the organization and very enthusiastic members of their clubs. Congratulations and a thank you to all three for competing – they should be very proud of themselves.

Celyn Richards of Penybont YFC has been awarded the Carmarthenshire YFC Junior Member for the year 2022. Celyn Richards is 14 years old – Year 9 at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin which thoroughly enjoys to sing in her spare time.

Celyn is the minute secretary for her Club but also the minute secretary on this year’s County Youth Forum.

One of Celyn’s highlights was representing Carmarthenshire and Wales in a national YFC public speaking competition. Although they couldn’t meet to compete together as a team, it was a highlight because it was still an opportunity for her to compete as part of the organization over Zoom, which has become a big thing in our lives recently.

Celyn’s ambition outside the YFC is to succeed in going to university to study Music and Welsh, and then to return to her home area to live and work. With coming home to her living area she feels that she’ll have the opportunity to give back to the organization by helping the younger generation.

Senior Member of the Year

The judges for this competition were Mr Siôn Jenkins & Mr Gethin Havard.

Message from the judges:

Although only five members competed in this competition, any one of them could have won the title of senior member of the year. All five were very passionate about the organisation and have done a fantastic job for their Clubs, for the County and its communities. All members had ideas of how to develop the organization and hope the five will follow these visions. Congratulations to the five for competing – you should be very proud of yourselves.

Ifan Williams of Llangadog YFC has been awarded the Carmarthenshire YFC Senior Member for the year 2022. Ifan is 24 years old and an Agricultural Salesman in Llanybydder.

Positions Ifan has held at Club level – Minutes Secretary, Press Secretary, Social Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman.

County level posts – Junior member of the year.

Over the past year Ifan has competed at County and Wales level in Stock Judgning Competitions at the Winter Fair, Eisteddfod, County Quiz & County Sporty Night.

Ifan’s ambition outside the YFC is to complete a SQP course that will enable him to develop within the business the works in which will allow him to negotiate and sell animal medicines, while seeking to secure a future for him in the agricultural sector which is very important to him.

Congratulations to them both and good luck to them at Wales level which is being held at the Wales YFC Public Speaking Weekend on the 27th of March at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

Welsh Public Speaking 2022

On Saturday 29th of January the Carmarthenshire YFC Welsh Public Speaking Competition was held at Nantgaredig Primary School. Members competed in the Reading competition (Under 14s), Junior Public Speaking (Under 16), The Braintrust Competition (Under 21) and the After Dinner Speaking competition (Under 28).

Thank you to Nantgaredig Primary School for the use of their School; for the stewards for making all competitions run smoothly, to the sponsors Wynnstay and to the trainers who gave up their time to help and train our members. A big thank you also to the four judges; Mr Edryd Eynon (Reading) Mr Wyn Thomas (Junior), Mr Aled Johnson (Intermediate), Mrs Gwennan Jenkins (Seniors).

The Results were as follows:

Reading Under 14:

Southern Area Challenge Shield Winners: Capel-Arthne YFC – Mabli Edwards, Beca Curry & Awen Davidson

Howard & Margaret Roberts Cup presented to the best individual in the Reading Section: Mabli Edwards, Capel-Arthne YFC

Juniors Under 16:

Tegwyn Lloyd’s Challenge Shield Winners: Capel-Arthne YFC – Iwan Bryer, Gwenllian Jones & Trystan Tyler

Winner of the Ronnie Ll. Roberts Cup for the best individual performance in the Junior Section: Gwenllian Jones, Capel-Arthne YFC

Brainstrust Under 21:

The Mary Kay Davies Cake Stand Winners: Penybont YFC – Hannah Richards, Daniel O’Callaghan, Lleu Pryce & Caeo Pryce

Winner of the Nantybwla Shield for the best individual performance in the Intermediate Section: Daniel O’Callaghan, Penybont YFC

After Dinner Speaking Under 28:

Winners of the late Col. Sir Grismond Phillips Challenge Trophy: Penybont YFC – Mared Evans, Fiona Phillips & Elen Jones

Winner Of The Elonwy & Gareth Phillips Shield for the best individual performance in the Senior Section: Mared Evans, Penybont YFC

County Quiz

On Wednesday evening, 8th of December the Carmarthenshire Quiz Competition was held at Quins Rugby Club, Carmarthen. 17 teams competed including the County Officers team.

Thank you to Quins Rugby Club for letting us use the site once again this year; to Iestyn Owen, Former County Chairman for creating the quiz, and to all the teams for competing.

Congratulations to St Clears YFC team for taking 1st prize – Catherine Griffiths, Josh Hancock, Rebeca Phillips and Tom Hollins.

CHRISTMAS – OFFICE

The County Office will closing for Christmas at 5pm on Monday 20th December and re-opening on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

On behalf of the County Staff and Officials – Thank you to all members, leaders, Judges, Stewards, hosts, and sponsors for your continued support over the last twelve months.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄

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