Suffolk and Norfolk agriculture students scoop fair play award at farming’s equivalent of Olympics

From left, Dan Goodwin, Carl Tuck and Oliver Tyrell flying the flag for Easton and Otley College and

From left, Dan Goodwin, Carl Tuck and Oliver Tyrell flying the flag for Easton and Otley College and the nation at the 2018 Agrolympics in Portugal Picture: CHARLIE ASKEW - Credit: Charlie Askew

Easton and Otley College students returned short of a medal but with their heads held high after taking part in a farming ‘Olympics’ in Portugal.

The Easton and Otley College team participating in a tractor challenge at the Agrolympics Picture: C

The Easton and Otley College team participating in a tractor challenge at the Agrolympics Picture: CHARLIE ASKEW - Credit: Charlie Askew

The students who represented the UK at the Agrolympics as they vied with other European nations in the searing heat of Porto were Carl Tuck and Oliver Tyrell, both from Norfolk, and Dan Goodwin from Suffolk. It was the third year the event had been held.

Although Team GB was unable to get into the medal positions, they were joint winners of the fair play award with Austria.

Proud farming lecturer Charlie Askew said: “In true British style, our team graciously encouraged the Austrians to collect the fair play trophy first – even though both teams won.

“In terms of the competition overall, the days were long, but everyone really dug in and they were encouraged throughout by college staff and family members. They were a credit to the college and the nation.”