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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ponteland Young Farmers Club

Ponteland Young Farmers Club is a rural youth organisation for people aged 10 to 26 years old. At first glance, you would expect us to all be farmer’s sons and daughters who live the rural life and love everything farming! You couldn’t be further from the truth! Traditionally, the organisation is agriculturally based, attracting local people who are involved in farming however in the 21st century, the club attracts people from all walks of life, we have children, students and people in full time work ranging from agriculture, equestrian, construction, retail and training. A couple of our members are seen to the left.

The club does a range of things. We have social evenings such as quiz’s, games nights and parties, we also have competitions ranging from sheep shearing, tractor driving and ATV handling, to rugby, football, hockey, drama and debating. One thing we can say is there’s something for everyone whether your interested in farming, the rural way of life or just want to meet new, like minded people!

We desperately want to get more people from Ponteland and the surrounding area involved, whether you are 10 or your 26. We have more age specific meetings and we are all very friendly and you will be very welcome to join us! Office bearers are all CRB checked. Contact; Chairman Matthew Sharp on 07590434273or Secretary Laura Sym on 07834828524 for a chat about YFC or for information on how to join!