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Northern Area YFC Competitions Weekend 3 & 4 March 2012



Posted: March 6th, 2012

I travelled the gruelling 3 and a half hours to Bridlington, East Yorkshire along with 8 other members from Raughton Head YFC to compete to two speaking competitions on behalf of Cumbria YFC.

Cumbria had 3 teams competing alongside Yorkshire who also had 3 teams, Lancashire had 2 teams and Durham, East Riding and Northumberland each had 1 team.

There were hundreds of young farmers there to compete with their supporters; it was a great atmosphere when watching the Street Dancing which Skelton YFC won and the Skipping Rope Contest which Caldbeck YFC won. On Saturday there were 8 speaking competitions, 2 dancing competitions and 3 performances of the Pantomime. On Sunday the last 3 performances of the Pantomime performed and there were 3 sport competitions.

One of the speaking competitions I took part in was Just a Minute team with Lisa Bowe, Emma Salthouse and Suzanne Pollock, we came 3rd overall.

I also took part in the Senior Debating speaking competition with Lucy Thomas, Alastair Martin, Michelle Baxter and Claire Brough, we came 2nd overall so we will be heading to the National Final later on in the year at Stafford.

Another competition held over the weekend was the Pantomime, competing for Cumbria were Drigg YFC, Kirklinton YFC and Crook YFC. All the Pantomimes were a must see, Drigg YFC came 2nd and Crook YFC came 4th overall. Drigg YFC will now be heading to the National Semi Final at Retford later on this month.

Cumbria is split into 3 teams, each team is a mixture of the North and South of Cumbria and we all come together. At the end of the day on Sunday, Cumbria A was revealed to be the winners of the weekend. This is a fantastic result for Cumbria, within each competition over the weekend at least 1 of the 3 Cumbria teams were placed and will go on to compete at the National Final.

Emma Thomlinson