East Riding Young Farmers clubs to hold county rally

East Riding Young Farmers Clubs and Crossgate Cluster will hold their annual County Rally on behalf of East Riding YFC on June 1 when 15 East Riding Young Farmers Clubs get together for a day of static and active events at Cawkeld, between Kilnwick and Watton at Driffield.

The County Rally is an annual event where by all the Young Farmers Clubs come together for a day of competitions, which is set to be a particularly historic occasion as it is 25 years since it was last held at this site.

The event has been organised by members of Bainton, Beverley, Beacon and Market Weighton Young farmers Clubs and is sure to be a cracking day out with plenty to see and do throughout the day.

Mark Flint who farms Cawkeld with his wife Diane both remain very involved with the movement. Speaking about the rally, Mark said, ‘YFC don’t receive the grants that we did back when we were members, so everything has to pay its way.’ With this in mind the combination of 4 clubs forming the Crossgate Cluster makes for stronger social bonds as well as funding. Cluster Chairman Rachael Walshaw from Beacon YFC is confident the day will be a great success. She said, ‘we are keen to form relationships with other organizations, and thanks must go to all companies who have supported the County Rally. Bishop Burton College is the main sponsor for the event, and their support has gone a long way to helping the day go ahead and certainly paved the way for our future working relationship.’

The day will comprise of active events such as fashion shows, tractor handling, cookery, the boat race and flower arranging, plus arena events.

In addition there will be a Rally Do in the evening (8pm to 1am) with tickets priced at £7 before the May 29 and £10 after that date.