Public Speaking Weekend

Edw Valley YFC talk their way to the top..

A successful weekend was had for members competing in the Public Speaking competitions, with a good number of entries throughout Edw Valley were ecstatic to take home the B Evans Cup for gaining the highest marks in the three competitions with Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC a close second and Dolau YFC third. A number of members have now been selected to represent Radnor at the Wales YFC Public Speaking Day in March 2018.

Junior Public Speaking..

Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC came out on top in the Junior Public Speaking competition with Dolau YFC coming a close and Edw Valley YFC third. A big well done to all those in the team going forward to Wales YFC Junior Public Speaking.

 William Goodwin Edwards, Annie Fairclough and Rhian Hughes, Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC with judge Hefin Jones winning the Junior Public Speaking shield.

William Goodwin Edwards, Annie Fairclough and Rhian Hughes, Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC with judge Hefin Jones winning the Junior Public Speaking shield.

 Fenella Price, Eli Hulin Taylor & Carys Moore, Edw Valley YFC with judge Hefin Jones gaining 3rd prize.

Fenella Price, Eli Hulin Taylor & Carys Moore, Edw Valley YFC with judge Hefin Jones gaining 3rd prize.

Thanks to our Sponsors..

A big thank you to our sponsors for the weekend FUW for allowing us the use of their fantastic building.

 Mark Nixon, Lucinda Mitchell, Teddy Mitchell, Rebecca Williams, Eli Hulin Taylor & Will Davies, Edw Valley YFC with the B Evans Cup for the highest marks after the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Public Speaking competitions.

Mark Nixon, Lucinda Mitchell, Teddy Mitchell, Rebecca Williams, Eli Hulin Taylor & Will Davies, Edw Valley YFC with the B Evans Cup for the highest marks after the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Public Speaking competitions.

It’s been an absolute privilege to judge Radnor YFC’s junior English Public Speaking competition today. Excellent standards shown by some very capable speakers
— Hefin Jones, Junior Public Speaking Judge
 Eve Watkins, Emily Davies & Gemma Halstead, Dolau YFC with judge Hefin Jones gaining 2nd place.

Eve Watkins, Emily Davies & Gemma Halstead, Dolau YFC with judge Hefin Jones gaining 2nd place.


Intermediate Brainstrust

Well done to Edw Valley YFC for winning the Brainstrust competition out of a good entry of teams. Llanbadarn Fynydd were a close second and Rhayader third with William Davies of Edw Valley YFC winning the Agridata Intermediate Individual Cup.

 Rhys Bennett, Hywel Watson, Gemma Price & Annie Fairclough, Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC with Judges Sarah Vaughan and Gareth Davies gaining 2nd place.

Rhys Bennett, Hywel Watson, Gemma Price & Annie Fairclough, Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC with Judges Sarah Vaughan and Gareth Davies gaining 2nd place.

 Mark Nixon, Rebecca Williams, Eli Hulin Taylor and Will Davies, Edw Valley YFC  with Judges Sarah Vaughan and Gareth Davies winning the Intermediate Brainstrust

Mark Nixon, Rebecca Williams, Eli Hulin Taylor and Will Davies, Edw Valley YFC  with Judges Sarah Vaughan and Gareth Davies winning the Intermediate Brainstrust

Senior Debating

 Ffion Price, Amy Hammonds & Mark Nixon, Edw Valley YFC with the Senior Debating Shield.

Ffion Price, Amy Hammonds & Mark Nixon, Edw Valley YFC with the Senior Debating Shield.

Friday 17th November saw the senior members debating against each other for the top spot with Edw Valley YFC coming out on top and taking home the Senior Public Speaking shield. Dolau YFC gained 2nd place with Radnor Valley YFC third. Mark Davies, Dolau YFC won the Owen Duggan Memorial Cup for best Individual for a second time - Well done Mark!

 Robert Davies, Will Lewis & Mark Davies, Dolau YFC with judge Glenn Jones coming second in the Senior Debate competition.

Robert Davies, Will Lewis & Mark Davies, Dolau YFC with judge Glenn Jones coming second in the Senior Debate competition.

 Robbie Savage, Elliot Morris & Edward Hamer, Radnor Valley YFC coming third in the Senior Debate competition.

Robbie Savage, Elliot Morris & Edward Hamer, Radnor Valley YFC coming third in the Senior Debate competition.

Just A Minute

The Just A Minute competition was won by an 'All Stars' team with Will Lewis, Dolau YFC, Liz Preston & Ben Chilman, Presteigne YFC & Teddy Mitchell, Edw Valley YFC with Edw Valley staying in the top places for the last competition gaining 2nd place and Llanbadarn Fynydd 3rd place.

 Ben Chilman & Elizabeth Preston, Presteigne YFC & Teddy Mitchell, Edw Valley YFC winning the Just A Minute Competition with judges Joe Williams & Mark Hanson.

Ben Chilman & Elizabeth Preston, Presteigne YFC & Teddy Mitchell, Edw Valley YFC winning the Just A Minute Competition with judges Joe Williams & Mark Hanson.

 Rebecca Williams, Mark Nixon, William Davies & Lou Lou Mitchell, Edw Valley YFC with judges Joe Williams & Mark Hanson coming 2nd in the Just A Minute competition.

Rebecca Williams, Mark Nixon, William Davies & Lou Lou Mitchell, Edw Valley YFC with judges Joe Williams & Mark Hanson coming 2nd in the Just A Minute competition.

Due to the positive feedback we have had from competitors this year we will run this competition again this year - so listen out for it on the radio and get practicing for next year!
— Delyth Powell, Chief Officer
 Rhys Bennett, Gemma Price, Annie Fairclough & Hywel Watson with judges Joe Willams & Mark Hanson gaining 3rd place in the Just A Minute competition.

Rhys Bennett, Gemma Price, Annie Fairclough & Hywel Watson with judges Joe Willams & Mark Hanson gaining 3rd place in the Just A Minute competition.