Thursday 21 June 2018

Rock Oyster Farm

On the longest day of the year and a warm, sunny evening club night entailed a visit to Rock Oyster Farm. After food and refreshments members climbed aboard onto a trailer to have a tour of the Oyster nets and an informative talk on oyster production before then a tour of the indoor pools and a chance for a few members to try Oysters... Members thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the insight into a different type of food production.

Saturday 16 June 2018

Cake Decorating Evening

Members enjoyed a skilful demonstration and tuition on cake decorating from Faye Dymond of 'Sweet Things' before then getting stuck in and decorating their own cupcakes. The end results looked fabulous and you might argue too good to eat!

Sunday 10 June 2018

Royal Cornwall Show 2018

Launceston YFC's competition success continues into the show season with Royal Cornwall Show which saw a variety of talented and colourful individual entries within the YFC tent from members under the theme of 'fairytales'. Members had spent many evenings working on their eye catching cubicle which displayed cookery, floristry, art and handicraft, as well as 3 miniature houses to showcase the fairytale 'The Three Little Pigs'. As a result of many of the individual entries being placed, the cubicle earning good marks and stock judgers Holly Yelland and Matthew Halls being placed in beef, sheep and dairy, Launceston YFC member's hard work paid off and the club won the day with the most points. Good luck to members competing at National level and the club now looks forward to Rally, upcoming summer shows and a varied Thursday night summer schedule.

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Competitions Day 2018

Following a highly successful Competitions Day at St Ives, Launceston YFC were announced as well deserved overall winners at the county event. Our cookery winners Amy Trehane, Avril Trehane and Gemma Thomas now go straight through to represent Cornwall at the National final. Both Launceston YFC's men's and ladies tug of war teams achieved 1st place and along with stock judgers Holly Yelland and Matthew Halls, went on to represent Cornwall in the South West Area round at Hartpury College. On the day, the ladies team made a valiant effort and after the deciding pull for third and fourth place against Gloucester YFC, Launceston came away with 4th place. The Launceston men dug deep, pulled hard and made it into the final against Devon YFC. After a gripping pull at both ends, Launceston achieved 2nd place. After this brilliant result Launceston YFC men's team now go on to the National finals in Worcester to represent Cornwall. A big thank you to Kevin Frain for his ongoing committed coaching of both teams.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Disco dancer's dazzle to achieve 2nd place at Blackpool for National Final

A talented group of 10 members from both Launceston YFC and Camelford YFC represented Cornwall in 'Disco Dancing' at the YFC Nationals Final held at Blackpool during the May bank holiday. The dancers had been practising since the beginning of the year with experienced guidance and choreography from Sally Grigg. The group qualified in March after being placed second after a excellent performance at Weston-Super-Mare for the South West Area round, just loosing out to dancers from Devon YFC club, Cheriton and Tedburn. For the National finals in Blackpool the Disco Dancing competition was held in the grand ballroom of the Winter Gardens, in which members faced stiff competition from 9 other clubs from counties across England and Wales. The Cornwall dancers were last to perform but brought excitement and enthusiasm to the stage, whilst having fun performing a brilliantly executed, high energy routine to a range of dance hits. After an anxious wait the judges results were announced, with second place being awarded to Cornwall YFC that was met with rapturous celebration by the dancers and supporters. First place went to the well-deserved Devon YFC.

Launceston YFC hope to continue the competition success into the upcoming summer competitions, with Tug of War training well underway and preparation for summer show entries and cubicles commencing, along with a full Thursday night club schedule. Previous, recent club nights include visits to D S Smith packaging, Kensey Foods and an amusing evening playing 'bubble football'.
D.S. Smith Packaging

Bubble Football

Members of Launceston and Camelford YFC's after being awarded 2nd place at the YFC National Disco Dancing Final.

Monday 26 February 2018

Dung Run 2018

Launceston YFC members gathered in Maunder's car park with tractors and trailers for their annual dung run. In spite of the chilly temperatures, fun was had by members who wrapped up warm and delivered 650 bags to houses in Launceston and the surrounding area. A fantastic sum of just over £1000 was raised on the day, with all proceeds going to this years chosen charity, The Prince's Trust.
Thank you to all of those in the Launceston and District Community for their generous support.