Welcome to the Dorset Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
Please use our website to find information about clubs, competitions and training!
Who is Dorset YFC?
Dorset YFC is part of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.
Established in 1921 NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 662 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people with an interest in agriculture and the countryside.
All clubs welcome new members and have a varied programme of meetings. To find out more about clubs in your area click on the club link or just give us a call or an email and we will pass on club specific contact details.
Dorset YFC is always looking for new members and adult volunteers to act as club leaders and associates. There are many training opportunities available so if you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us!
Gillingham & Shaftesbury YFC Panto Practice - RA & TT completed
Location: Motcombe Village Hall
Gillingham & Shaftesbury YFC Committee Meeting - RA & TT completed
Location: Benjafield farm
Marshwood Vale YFC Pantomime Practice - RA completed and TT completed
Location: Broadoak Village Hall
Dorset YFC Rally
We hope to open this back up to the Public in the future.
CLOSED RALLY FOR MEMBERS ONLY 16TH APRIL 2022
Dorset YFC run an Annual Rally and Show which is open to the public. The first event took place in 2019 and was such a great success that we are already in the planning for our 2020 event. This will celebrate our 75th Anniversary of our Rally and we would like to make it bigger and better this year. Please check out of Facebook page for updates on the running of the event. We aim to have a good selection of Main Ring Attractions, a Dog Show, an Easter Egg Hunt as well as a Fairground and refreshments. This day also is where our Dorset YFC members compete for the Rally Shield in numerous competitions including Tug of War, Cookery, Handicraft and Tractor Driving etc, so please come along support out event, have a great day and see what Dorset YFC is all about. This event this year will be once again held on the Dorchester Showground by kind permission of the Mayo Family and is support by Cornish Mutual.
South West Area Weekend
Annual Event in March
In March members aged 16 years upwards are able to attend the South West Area Weekend. The venue for this event moves round on a 3 year basis, venues being, Weymouth, Newquay and Weston Super Mare. At this weekend a lot of our competitions take place to see who is going forward to the National Competitions, competitions include sports, entertainments, dancing, reading, public speaking etc. Not only do our members get a chance to compete but they also get a chance to let their hair down and enjoy the evening events, which can be themed from black tie dress and fancy dress (topic changes yearly). It is also a great opportunity for our members to meet other members in the South West Area. It is an extremely well attended event.
SWA Junior Weekend
Annual Event in August
Junior SWA is a chance for our younger members aged 10-17 to attend their very own SWA Weekend, which is currently being held at Brecon Beacons. It gives our younger members a chance to make friends from different Counties and is a great team building weekend. As this is an activities weekend members get a chance to take part in many activities from team building weekend, water sports and climbing activities. It is a great for all juniors in this particular age range and it is extremely well attended and books up quickly!!