Who we are

We are a dynamic and accessible bilingual rural youth organisation that helps and supports young people to become successful farmers, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is a voluntary youth organisation operating bilingually throughout rural Wales.

Over 5,000 young people aged between 10 and 28 years are currently members of the organisation, all of which are members of a network of 157 YFC Clubs and twelve County Federations.

96

COMPETITIONS ARE HELD IN A YEAR FOR THE MEMBERS

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MEMBERS COMPETED IN WALES YFC COMPETITIONS IN 2021-22

167

MEMBERS COMPETED AT A NATIONAL LEVEL IN 2021-22

73

MEMBERS TRAVELLED THROUGH THE WALES YFC INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME IN 2021-22

Did you Know?

The First YFC Club was formed in 1929 in the Pembrokeshire village of Clunderwen, with the Wales Federation established in 1936.

YFC Clubs

All YFC Clubs are affiliated to one of twelve independent County Federations and are ran by a network of volunteers, supported by a varying staff team at a County level, depending on funding and membership numbers. Each Club operates with an officer team; including a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treauser and Secretary, all of whom are within membership age and are elected at the Clubs Annual General Meeting. Each club is required to run democratcially following the rules of a standard constitution and provide a programme of activities that the young people are responsisble for developing and delivering.

YFC County Federations

County Federations provide a programme of activities for YFC Clubs to be involved in and these are managed through a series of Sub committees. Members are also elected to represent their Clubs views on the governing Federation committee; the County Executive. In a similar vien to County Federations, Wales YFC provides a programme of services and overarching support to all Clubs and Counties in Wales. This too is managed through a network of sub committees and the governing body; Wales YFC Council.

Wales YFC Sub Committees:

Rural Affairs

Competitions

Finance and Management

Youth Forum

Events and Marketing

International

Personnel and Remuneration

Building Group

Officers

Chris Lewis

President

Gwent

Hefin Evans

Council Chairman

Camarthenshire

Rhys Richards

Council Vice Chairman

Ynys Mon

Iwan Meirion

Finance and Management Chairman

Clwyd

Sioned Davies

Competitions Chairman and Senior Member of the Year

Ceredigion

Dewi Davies

Rural Affairs Chairman

Ceredigion

Angharad Thomas

Rural Affairs Vice Chairman

Carmarthenshire

Elliw Griffith

Events and Marketing Chairman

Ynys Mon

Nerys Lewis

International Chairman

Gwent

Caitlin Harley

International Vice-Chair

Brecknock

Dafydd Jones

Building Group Chairman

Meirionnydd

Chloe

Junior Member of the Year

Brecknock

Cerys

Youth Forum Chair

Pembrokeshire

Gethin

Youth Forum Vice Chairman

Pembrokeshire

Staff

Claire Powell

Interim CEO & Finance and Administrator Manager

Rhianwen Jones

Competitions and International Officer

Nia Haf Lewis

Welsh Development Officer

Lee Pritchard

Rural Affairs Officer

Ella Jones

Marketing and Communications Officer

Megan Jones

Admin Assistant

Ann Hammonds

Cleaner

Our Sponsors

Wales YFC is very fortunate to have built up solid partnerships with the organisations below to develop long-term and beneficial relationships for our members.

With our sponsors ongoing support we can ensure that our 5,000 members are able to develop new skills, travel the world and take part in numerous competitions throughout the year. This valued support will give our members a solid foundation, on which they can reach their full potential.