Summer Success for City of Derry YFC

17 July 2017

Summer Success for City of Derry YFC

YFCU N.I Build it winners.

Members of City of Derry YFC are always on the go as they attend bbq's and competitions during the summer. The club kicked off with a jam packed June with members preparing for their big event Stock at the Docks held at Lisahally market on Friday 2nd June. Huge thanks to everyone who attended and made it such a success. This was all made possible by the Big Lottery Fund. A incredible amount of £2000 was raised at the auction for Air Ambulance. Thanks to everyone who donated items and also to the keen bidders.
Next on the agenda was the County Londonderry Build it Competition heats which was held on Tuesday 6th June at Tesco Express in Limavady. The task this year was to build a bird table. City of Derry YFC came out with top marks gaining 1st place for the 2nd year in a row. Well done to Cameron Nutt, Joel Eakin, Gordon Crockett and Lynne Montgomery who participates in the next round at County Londonderry and Limavady Show on Saturday 15th July.
As BBQ season fast approached the club were privileged to help out at Beattie's Barn Dance & Steak BBQ on Saturday 10th June. 15 members helped out with serving drinks and 2 others helped car park and lift empty cups. A great night was had by all.
Members maintained further success at the County Londonderry Beef & Sheep Stockjudging heats held at Tom Topping's Farm, Garvagh with Russell Kelly getting 4th place and Emma Montgomery 3rd place in their categories for Beef Judging. Also Ryan Kelly who got placed 2nd in 16-18 category a special well done to these members.
After a very busy June the members didn't slow down in July. On Saturday 1st July members were kept very busy as they helped volunteer at the World Record Attempt of Drink wise and Jive which was held in Ebrington Square between 1pm and 4pm. Members also got the opportunity to take part in the synchronized jive and also help with collecting money and giving out t-shirts. Unfortunately the world record for jiving was not met but it is the taking part that counts. On the same day members also helped out at Country Comes to City which was held from 5pm til 11pm. Their job was to collect tickets at the gate and go round with collection buckets. Great evening was had by all and even the weather stayed dry as the public jived the night away.
Well done to all our club members who got through in the Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Silage heats. 4 members ventured off to Greenmount Campus on Thursday 6th July for the second stage which was the Northern Ireland Final. Special mention to Russell Kelly who gained 4th place in the 12 - 14 Beef section. Great achievement Russell.
Members success was maintained at County Londonderry and Limavady Show with the Northern Ireland Build it Final as 6 teams got through at their County stage. The task was to build a Dog Kennel in the space of 1hour 30mins. A huge congratulations to City of Derry YFC as they took the gold medal. Later on in the afternoon County Londonderry held a Tug O War Competition and City of Derry Ladies competed against Dungiven YFC and Glarryford YFC. Well done to City of Derry YFC ladies team who retained their title for the 3rd year running. Team work makes the dream work!
The club collected a cheque of £1450.00 from Country Comes to City. Thank you for the generous donation. To find out more information about City of Derry YFC find us on facebook 'Cityofderry Yfc'.