10:10am Tuesday 17th May 2011
As the nation revels in all things royal thanks to a certain wedding, one Pembrokeshire young farmers’ club is celebrating its first regal appointment for almost a quarter of a century.
Non Thorne has been selected as this year’s Pembrokeshire YFC County Queen, 24 years after the last member from Tiers Cross YFC held the honour.
Following in her mother Ionwy’s footsteps, who was also queen in 1975, Non was selected at the Pembrokeshire YFC Field Day, which was held at Home Farm, Leweston, Camrose.
Also celebrating were Non’s attendants Delun Evans, Eglwyswrw YFC, Claire Johns, Brawdy YFC, Stephanie Morgan, Clynderwen YFC, and Catrin Williams, Llysyfran YFC.
Having a field day once again were Llysyfran YFC, who were the overall winners of the event after winning the efficiency with safety and tractor handling competitions.
Second place overall went to Keyston YFC, after they won four of the competitions on offer, including the fence erecting, ATV challenge, 4x4 and livestock box challenge, and Gareth Jones being named stockman of the year.
Eglwyswrw were placed third overall after winning the junior nature challenge and Gemma Robinson, of Clynderwen YFC was named the young stockjudge of the year.
The other winners were in two of the more unusual competitions to be held as part of the Field Day - the junior cycle safety and handling, which was won by Templeton, and the jazz dancing, where Tiers Cross were victorious.
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