Pontsian praised for original script in Welsh language drama whilst professional Pembrokeshire scooped top award in English!

A successful weekend was held at Galeri Caernarfon over the weekend as members from all over Wales competed at the Wales YFC Drama finals in both Welsh and English.

Six clubs opened the competing on Saturday with members grasping the opportunity having beat off stiff competition in their county rounds. Followed by seven Clubs performing in the English Competition on the Sunday with a large number of members having the opportunity to develop their performance skills, production, directing, scripting and backstage support.

The adjudicator in the Welsh competition, Ffion Dafis, was pleased with the standard and in her adjudication noted that she had enjoyed the event and was taken aback by the standard of the day and the talent shown by the members.

She went a step further by praising the members who were scripting their play on top of everything else and praised the writers from Pontsian YFC especially for their fantastic script.

During the Awards Ceremony the best actor award was was awarded to Endaf Griffiths, Ceredigion YFC. Best Actress was awarded to Gwenno Griffiths, Uwchaled YFC, Clwyd and the technical achievement award was presented to Cwmtirmynach YFC from the Meirionnydd Federation.

The Ceremony came to a close with the final results as follows.  

=5th   Llangadog YFC Carmarthenshire

=5th   Uwchaled YFC, Clwyd

4th     Dyffryn Tanat YFC, Maldwyn

3rd     Cwmtirmynach YFC, Meirionnydd

2nd     Rhosybol YFC, Ynys Mon

1st      Pontsian YFC Ceredigion

On Sunday, St Davids Day celebrations were brought to a close with high praise from GODA judge Joe Riley for the professional organisation of the event by the Young Farmers. Comparing them to many festivals he had been to over the years he praised the high standards shown by the attention to detail; from the arrangements beforehand, to the design and professional finish of the programme, to the companies on stage performing.

During the award ceremony the best actor award was presented to Raiff Devlin, Pontfaen YFC, Brecknock and the Best actress was awarded to Elen Hunt, Llys-y-frân YFC, Pembrokeshire. The Paul Elkington technical achievement award was presented to Usk YFC, Gwent.

The final placings were as follows :-

7th Dyffryn Tanat YFC, Montgomery

6th Llandovery YFC, Carmarthenshire

5th Rhayader YFC, Radnor

4th  Usk YFC, Gwent

3rd Gower YFC, Glamorgan

2nd Pontfaen YFC, Brecknock

1st Llys-y-frân YFC, Pembrokeshire