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 26 years are currently members of the organisation, all of which are members of a network of 157 YFC Clubs and twelve County Federations.

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COMPETITIONS ARE HELD IN A YEAR FOR THE MEMBERS

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MEMBERS TRAVELLED WITH THE WALES YFC INT. PROGRAMME IN 2019

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VOLUNTEER HOURS ASSOCIATED WITH WALES YFC

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

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 and Personnel and Remuneration

Officers

Geraint Lloyd

President

Katie Davies

Council Chairman

Pembrokeshire

Caryl Haf

Council Vice-Chairman

Ceredigion

Kathryn Jones

Finance and Management Chairman

Carmarthenshire

Katie Court

Competitions Chairman

Glamorgan

Sian Healey

Competitions Vice-Chair

Brecknock

Clare James

Rural Affairs Chair

Radnor

William Jones

Rural Affairs Vice-Chairman

Meirionnydd

Aled Thomas

Events and Marketing Chairman

Pembrokeshire

Caryl Hughes

Events and Marketing Vice Chairman

Montgomery

Niall Evans

International Chairman & Rural Youth Europe Vice Chairman

Brecknock

Nerys Lewis

International Vice-Chair

Gwent

Dafydd Jones

Building Group Chairman

Meirionnydd

Elin Rattray

Junior Member of the Year & Youth Forum Chair

Ceredigion

Cerys Harts

Youth Forum Vice-Chair

Pembrokeshire

Mared Esyllt

Senior Member of the Year

Ceredigion

Staff

Mared Jones

Director (Temporary)

Rhodri Lewis

Competitions and Finance Officer

Megan Jones

Admin Assistant

Claire Powell

Finance and Administrator Manager

Helen Evans

Operations Officer

Angharad Thomas

Marketing and Communications Officer

Huw Jones

Competitions 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.