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Suffolk Young Farmers column: A busy start to the year

16:00 02 February 2014

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Time flies when you are having fun they say and this has certainly been the case for the YFC office and members for the beginning of January and 2014, writes Tory Lugsden.

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The month certainly has been busy with the clubs starting the year with ten pin bowling competitions held at Kingpin and Bury Bowl for the juniors and seniors. Debenham took the senior win and came back as champions of sports that are indoors and mainly take part in the dark. It was nice to see all six senior clubs out in action for the start of the year. The junior competition was a massive event with all four junior clubs bringing the majority of their members along to support. Gipping Valley Juniors continue their winning theme in the competitions, closely followed by the other junior clubs all vying to take their crown.

The Suffolk members ventured almost out of the county to Newmarket for the Eastern Area AGM and had a great time out sampling the delights of our racing town and mixing with members from our neighbouring counties.

The county office’s newest member of staff, Izzy, had her baptism of fire with her first solo event of the year in the Junior Forum. Twenty juniors from all of our clubs came to the office to take on a huge variety of games including hat making from newspapers, the toilet roll “fact” game, the cereal box game which showed that age can conquer youth in the bending over stakes (who’d have thought it!) and the afternoon was filled with a session from our YFC resident DJ Will Moser who taught us all how difficult mixing is. A fantastic day was had by all and the staff enjoyed it almost more than our junior members!

More sport continued the month with the juniors taking on the county badminton competition for a place in the Eastern Area finals taking place in March. Well done to Competitive Dave from Brett Valley for his win, I’m sure he was delighted!!

Work continues on our biggest events coming up with Rally Part 1 taking place at Easton & Otley with bricklaying, welding and our favourite precision car driving followed quickly by our Country Fair taking place on Sunday, April 27, at Easton Farm Park. Bookings are being taken now for exhibitor spaces at £15 per pitch and already bookings are up on last year which is fantastic. All details are available at www.suffolkyoungfarmers.com

Stowmarket hold their event of the year this weekend with their annual ball taking place on Saturday night. Over 400 people will be celebrating January’s long awaited pay day with a night of partying and good company, what a great finish to January. Coming up in February we have our hotly contended County Quiz competition, which club will remember the county office telephone number and the five a side football competition for all clubs. And so the fun continues…

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