Young Farmers Take on the John Bradley Challenge

12 August 2019

Young Farmers Take on the John Bradley Challenge

Moycraig YFC - winners of the John Bradley Challenge 2019

Members of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) recently took over the East Strand Beach, Portrush to participate in some light-hearted, competition in the John Bradley Challenge.

18 teams of young farmers battled it out in ‘It’s a Knockout’ in the hope of winning the John Bradley Challenge Cup.

Moycraig YFC were crowned winners and received the John Bradley Challenge Cup, with Collone YFC Team 2 coming second.

The fun-filled competition, which comprised five different zones of challenges, was enjoyed by everyone who took part and spectators. The challenges included the ‘Donut Game’ which saw teams having to navigate a course with one member fully covered with inflatable rings; and the ‘Washing Machine’ where members has to take it in turns to hunt for matching socks in swimming pools of soapy water.


Zita McNaugher, YFCU President, commented: The John Bradley Challenge is all about having fun and trying new things. The wet knockout this year was a great way for everyone to get involved and the beach provided an excellent back drop for it!”

The John Bradley Challenge was established after the untimely death of John Bradley, a member of Ballycraigy YFC who was killed in a motorbike accident in 1995. Anyone who met John was impressed and overwhelmed by his boundless enthusiasm, commitment and his refusal to accept no for an answer. He always looked to extend what YFCU members could do and continually challenged members to try new things and learn new skills. Yearly the John Bradley Challenge tries to continue what he started.