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Road Safety competition tests young farmers

Young Farmers from across England and Wales will test their road safetyknowledge in the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) competitionfinals on Saturday 5 July.  

Ten counties have made it through to the final of the competition that will behosted at the Staffordshire County Showground from 10am as part of NFYFCsCompetitions Day.

Competitors aged from 17-21 will be asked to complete an online hazardperception questionnaire before carrying out practical tasks which includeinspecting a car and changing a wheel.

The competition was added to the 2014 competitions programme following thelaunch of NFYFCs Drive it Home road safety campaign. The campaign, which wassupported by NFU Mutual, aimed to raise awareness of rural road safety and tosave lives through practical and classroom based training courses.

The Drive it Home competition is one of nine competitions that will take placeduring the annual NFYFC Competitions Day in Staffordshire. More than 150competitors, their friends and families will attend the event that culminatesin a presentation of awards (from 3pm).

Other competitions on the day include a range of public speaking challenges,reading and speaking competitions for junior members and arts and craftscompetitions including a sewing competition and a contest where members needto show the processes involved in the production of tweed from the sheep in thefield to the fabric of a garment.

Competitions Day is followed by NFYFCs Sports Day on 6 July, where teamscompete in Badminton Doubles, Touch Rugby and Rush Hockey. Sports activitieshave been supported by England Badminton, Rush Hockey and O2 Touch.

David Hamer, Chairman of NFYFCs Competitions Steering Group, said:

Competitions Day is such a great opportunity to celebrate our talented youngfarmers. These competitions give rural young people the opportunity to learnnew skills that can also be beneficial for their future careers. You dont needto be a farmer to enter YFC competitions theyre just a great way for ourmembers to have fun, learn something new and, in some cases, even pick up anaward!
 
For more information about NFYFC’s competitions programme and for a list ofcompetitors visit www.nfyfc.org.uk/AboutCompetitions/competitions


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