Wincanton Young
Farmers Club

January Club News

Carol Singing and Christmas meal

After warming up our voices at the carol service, the following week we hit the road carol singing. We did a tour of the member's houses around Brewham and Bruton, and as usual were paid to stop singing and go away! The evening raised about £90, many thanks to those who donated and provided refreshments along the way, and also the customers of the Bull at Hardway who probably had their evening ruined! A couple of days later we had our Christmas meal at the Hunters Lodge where everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and behave, although I don't think a single person actually ate their sprouts!


The clubs charity quiz became a New Year Quiz rather than the traditional Christmas Quiz and was held at the Dolphin. 8 teams battled it out for the top prize which was won by Keith and Ann Hoskins' team. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening which was run brilliantly by quiz master Dave Stock.


On the one really cold night in January, 26 club members braved the elements to sit on a rubber ring and slide down Yeovil ski slope. The icy conditions meant the slope was at its fastest which increased the fun but there were very few bruises to show for it at the end of the night, but quite a few tired legs after walking back up the slope a dozen times. We hope to keep up the winter sports theme by going ice skating in February.

Netball, Hockey and Skittles

The county netball tournament was held in Taunton on a cold Sunday morning, the Wincanton team did well, having had just one practice they won two games and narrowly lost one to the eventual winners Exmoor. January is the month when we have to try and cram in our group hockey and skittles matches despite having had since October to play them. Skittles saw us beating Illminster and Langport, although we are only claiming the Langport win by default as they could not agree a time to come up and play us! Our record was broken when we lost away at Crewkerne by quite a large margin. Incidentally anyone seen trying to break into a well known burger restaurant on the at Sparkford services after the Crewkerne match was nothing to do with Wincanton YFC. In hockey we are yet to play Langport but have managed to beat Illminster and Crewkerne at home, both by 3 goals to 1, so one more win and we will make it to the county round!

Member of the year competition

Mark Neville made the mistake of turning up to the Wessex group disco to early and got roped into the member of the year competition, he did such a good job he was chosen to go through to the county round at Frome theatre at the end of February, so good luck for then. As usual meetings and events are still being planned on a week by week basis, but hopefully the coming months will see the club keeping busy. We hope to have new club polo shirts available soon, kindly sponsored by Happy Bouncers. Finally congratulations to former club chairman Sue Cook (nee Doggrell) and husband Chris on the birth of Annabel Molly on the 3rd February.