TOP YOUNG FARMERS’ AWARDED FOR THEIR EFFORTS OVER A DIFFICULT YEAR

15 December 2020

TOP YOUNG FARMERS’ AWARDED FOR THEIR EFFORTS OVER A DIFFICULT YEAR

 Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is delighted to announce this year’s winners of the President’s Award Scheme. Eighteen YFCU members who came out top in their age categories were invited to the socially distanced awards ceremonies held at both Ballymena Rugby Club and the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena on Sunday 13th December.

 
This is the third year that the Association has organised the scheme which aims to encourage members to get involved in additional programmes and events offered by YFCU. These programmes are as diverse as mental health, farm safety & rural crime and those who hold club, county and central office. This year’s scheme had 116 members who were awarded e-certificates.  At the ceremony, the top three winners of each age category were presented with a copy of their certificate and a commemorative plaque, to mark their achievement.
Commenting on the scheme, YFCU President Zita McNaugher said, “I’d like to congratulate all those who have achieved the President’s Award. It recognises the hard work and commitment from members not only at competitions but at all the other events we run throughout the year. Members have participated to the best of their ability to achieve their award and they should be extremely proud of this, especially in this difficult year.”
 
The results are as follows:
12-14
3rd, Hannah Kyle, Randalstown YFC
2nd,  Joanna Caughey, Donaghadee YFC
1st, Leo Kidd, Lisnamurrican YFC
 
14-16
3rd, Ellen Smyth, Randalstown YFC
2nd, Molly-Jo McCullough, Lisnamurrican YFC
1st, Ellie Hawthorne, Collone YFC
 
16-18
3rd, Sophie Hawthorne, Collone YFC
2nd, Georgia Kidd, Lisnamurrican YFC
1st, Karen Walker, Collone YFC
 
18-21
3rd,  Cara Millar, Coleraine YFC
2nd, Sarah Smyth, Coleraine YFC
1st, Alexis Kidd, Lisnamurrican YFC
 
21-25
3rd, Adam Alexander, Kilrea YFC
2nd, Natasha Adams, Lisnamurrican YFC
1st, Gail McCullough, Lisnamurrican YFC
 
25-30
3rd, Judith McKinley, Trillick YFC
2nd, Christine Maybin, Lisnamurrican YFC
1st, Ian Walker, Collone YFC