An overview of what Glarryford YFC have got up to over summer.
Glarryford members at their sports night
To start off the summer holidays Glarryford YFC held their sports night. This evening saw many neighboring clubs travel to Glarryford to participate in football knockouts and tug of war leagues. Congratulations to Randalstown YFC who won both the boys and girls football competitions and to Glarryford YFC who placed first in the tug of war. Many families from the community also came along and were entertained with kids races, bouncy castles, digger challenges and a BBQ. The club would like to extend their thanks to everyone who helped out and attended the event.
Glarryford then attended the YFCU tug of war competition which Randalstown Civic Week held. This was a successful night for our boys as they gained first place and brought home some silver wear.
On June 30th, Glarryford members travelled to Lisburn to take part in the John Bradly challenge which consisted of some bubble football. Glarryford successfully won the wooden spoon!
Our club secretary, Jessica Reid, had been very busy throughout spring designing and ordering new club coats for our members. The club would like to extend their thanks to Agri Embroidery and Workwear for kindly sponsoring the coats and making them.
Next up was the YFCU Stockjudging Finals day which is held at Greenmount College. Five members made it to finals day and judged beef cows, sheep, dairy cows and silage. Congratulations to Mitchell Park who came 4th in the 18-21 dairy section.
Glarryford set off on the 9th July to Dublin Zoo for our annual day trip. Members enjoyed this day thoroughly, especially as they got to meet some of their friends.
Our tug of war teams decided to head off to Limavady Show this year to support County Londonderry young farmers. Our boys team did super by gaining a well-deserved 2nd place.
Antrim Show was next on our young farmers agenda. Members really enjoyed this day as there are a variety of activities to participate in. Results from the day include Cathy Reid 1st place in the United Dairy Farmers Paper, Glarryford girls 3rd in tug of war, Glarryford boys 2nd in tug of war, Glarryford 1st place in novelty challenge and Jessica Reid is the new County Antrim Princess. The club overall came 3rd place in County Competitions Day.
The rugby ball was then brought out for our juniors and seniors who headed to Ballymoney Rugby Club for the heats of the YFCU tag rugby. The junior team won the fair play award whilst our senior teams scored tries left right and center and made it through to the NI Finals.
The biggest night of the year for Glarryford YFC was held on 19th August, which is our BBQ. This was a great night from start to finish which wouldn’t have been possible without all the past and present members of the club helping out. We are ever so thankful to those who attended our BBQ as well.
Four days later we held our summer club meeting, a night of outside games, inflatables and a BBQ had to be converted to games inside due to the weather. Never the less, members still had an enjoyable night with many new faces making an appearance.
Our winter programme begins on the 11th September. This evening is for all aged 1st year and upwards to attend and will consist of a games night to get to know the quad of Glarryford YFC. It starts at 7;30pm at Glarryford Farmers Hall. Everyone is more than welcome to attend- you don’t have to a farmer to be in young farmers! For more information contact Jessica Reid on 07525910830.