During the Wales YFC Entertainment Feast held on 15th & 16th March, the Wales YFC Senior Member of the Year Competition, sponsored by JCP Solicitors, was held. Judging the competition was Gwenno Griffith, past Wales YFC Chairman and David Jones, Principal of Coleg Cambria, as well as his wife Julia.
The title of Wales YFC Senior Member of the Year was awarded to Lowri Fflur Davies from Neath YFC, Glamorgan.
Before the competition all candidates for the senior member of the year competition were asked to complete a form, detailing their contribution to YFC over the past year as well as general information regarding themselves. At the Entertainment Feast, all competitors attended a formal interview with the judging panel.
Gwennan Davies, Wales YFC’s Competitions Chairman said;
“The standard of competition was exceptionally high and the judging panel were very impressed with the calibre of members that came forward. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the movement was great to see. It goes to show how important the competition is and the privilege that is awarded to the title of Senior Member of the Year.”
Lowri Fflur currently works as a researcher, producer and director for Telesgop Television, working on agricultural programmes such as ‘Ffermio’ and ‘The Royal Welsh Show’ coverage for the BBC. She is currently Chairman of Neath YFC where she has been a member since 2010. Before that she was a member of Tiers Cross YFC, Pembrokeshire from the age of 11. She has made the most out of every level within YFC, from competing in varying competitions for her local club to traveling to Canada on the Wales YFC International Programme.
Lowri said; “I believe that with YFC, the more you put in the more you get out – and I certainly have benefited immeasurably. My time within YFC has given me social skills that have made me the person I am today and that have helped to progress my career.
I have always been an enthusiastic member of YFC and hope that in my year as Neath Chairman, I can engage our members, especially the younger ones, with that enthusiasm.
It is an honour and a privilege for me to become Wales YFC’s Senior Member of the Year, and to be an ambassador for this brilliant organisation.
Recognition as Senior Member represents the highest accolade, and one that has to be earned over years of involvement with YFC. It shows that you are a dedicated, willing and an active member, and gives you recognition for all your hard work in working for the good of the movement.”
Lowri Fflur Davies will now go on to represent Wales YFC at the NFYFC Member of the Year Competition in Blackpool in May.