Wincanton Young
Farmers Club

September Club News

New young farmer's year

September sees the start of a new young farmer's year with a new committee, with Dan Hibberd the new chairman. The summer was a fairly quiet one for the club with many members working hard, at least when it was not raining. Club meetings meant plenty of rounders practice although we were sadly unable to show our skills at the county tournament due to the recent foot and mouth outbreak.

WYF Men's tug of war team

Men's tug of war

The men's tug of war team proved that technique is more important than size when we won the competition at the Blackmore vale hunt open day against teams who thought we would be easy to beat! We even won a steak each for our efforts!


Summer Shows

Several junior members did an excellent job stewarding the young farmer's tent at the Bath and West and Gillingham and Shaftsbury shows over the summer. We will wait and see how many new members they attracted.

YFC summer ball

Wincanton YFC summer ball

July 29th saw the annual Wincanton YFC summer ball. Everyone seemed to enjoy the live music, disco and hog roast, and had a pretty good go at drinking the bar dry. It was good to see so many clubs from around Somerset and Dorset there. It was also reassuring to see that it was members of the advisory committee that were probably in the worst state by the end of the night, setting a good example for the rest of us!

Club barbeque

August bank holiday saw the club barbeque hosted by Keith and Ann Hoskins, who cooked up some excellent food for us enjoyed by a good turn out of members and advisory.