by Meyrick Brown

TWO young farmers from Ceredigion will represent Wales after winning the Wales Member of the Year competition.

At the recent 2018 Wales finals Senior Member of the Year was awarded to Cennydd Jones of Pontsian club.

An agricultural graduate from Aberystwyth University, Cennydd is presently vice-chairman of his club and was recently appointed to a lecturing post with Coleg Sir Gâr.

The judges felt that Cennydd’s approach to thinking outside the box and also being able to pitch workable ideas for the future of the movement made him stand out from the other candidates.

The title of the Junior Member of the Year was awarded to Alaw Mair Jones of Felinfach YFC, a sixth form student at Aberaeron Comprehensive who is keen on public speaking and stage presentations.

She greatly impressed the judges with her informative presentation showing a high standard of confidence and understanding of the organisation in her interview.

Candidates are required to complete a synopsis showing details of their YFC activities with special emphasis being placed on their involvement at club level.

In the final stages competitors are expected to give three to 10-minute Powerpoint presentation about their YFC experiences before the judging panel.

Both go forward to the national final on Saturday, June 30, and will be ambassadors for Wales YFC during the year and may be called upon as officers of the organisation to assist during various events.

Wales YFC competitions chairman Dewi Parry said: “The competition has again showcased the extremely high standard from all members that took part, and all members should be proud of what they have achieved.”

JCP Solicitors again sponsored the competition and Rory Hutchings representing the company during the awards ceremony.