Who’s your winner?

Saturday will see the Annual County Ball take place at Colwick Hall Hotel and as usual the much awaited announcement of the new Mr and Miss YFC for 2018.

Here’s the line up of who’s in the running….


Ben Theaker, 23, a farmer and a member of Worksop YFC.  Following studying agriculture at Brackenhurst, and re-starting a YFC club there he recently went on to be crowned Agriculture Student of the Year at the British Farming Awards. He has ambitions to promote Agriculture on TV.

Luke Ranshaw, 20, a Farmer and current Collingham YFC Chairman. He is proud to be a club chairman in his second year of being a member of YFC, he’s also on the look out for his future wife and when not working he enjoys playing Hockey.

Oliver Wilson, 17, a Student currently studying Agricultural at Brackenhurst and Collingham YFC treasurer. He was proud to win the tractor driving at Farm Skills Day, he has ambitions to be club chairman and along with a hobby playing Tennis one day would like to run his own agricultural business.

Matthew Marshall, 20, a member of Papplewick YFC. He was proud to be part of the Notts YFC Cheerleading team that was placed 2nd at the Area finals, along with winning the lawnmower racing at the county show. He has ambitions to take over the family engineering business and also can boost a black belt in Judo.

Luke Leavens 19, Farm Worker and member of Lowdham YFC. He’s been a member for a year but was surprised to be awarded with the most dedicated member from the club at the dinner dance. He wants to continue to support the club and also has plans to set up his own business.

Harvey Gillatt, 20, a John Deere Service Technician and Chairman of Tuxford YFC. He was proud to help his club raise £1200 for Nottinghamshire Rural Support. He’s looking forward to getting his club more involved in competitions and has ambitions to become more involved at county level. He has a passion for vintage agricultural and military vehicles.


Miss YFC

Laura Wood, 23, PA at Moy Park and Secretary of Collingham YFC. She was proud to become club secretary and she has ambitions to help Collingham win Club of the Year again. She competes her horse and county level and enjoys socialising with friends.

Amy Austwick, 22, Customer Service Manager and Programme Secretary for Papplewick YFC. She was proud when the club won the recruitment trophy and hoped that her Programme had encouraged members to join. She has ambitions to take part in the YFC travel Programme.

Lydia Podlaszewski, 19, Student studying History and Vice Chairman of Lowdham YFC. She was proud to show her creative flair with organising the successful Club Dinner Dance. She has ambitions to be a curator travelling and teach young people fascinating history. She owns a horse which she shows in cob classes.

Daisy Haigh, 17, Student and Sheep Scanner at NLM. She is the current County Competitions Vice Chairman and Club Secretary for Tuxford YFC. She was proud to win the Area Young Stockman of the Year. She has ambitions to be county chairman one day and is passionate about Cattle Showing and Westlife!

Sammy Allen, 20, Student studying Food. She is a member of Collingham YFC. She was proud to be placed 3rd in the National final of the Sewing Competition. She has ambitions to take part in YFC travel and have a county role. She is passionate about livestock, especially Sheep and Pigs with hopes to secure a graduate scheme with them.

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