National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Amy Swinbank, 23, Club Chairman, Eden Valley YFC

WINNER – Committee Member of the Year Award 2020

Amy encapsulates everything that is great about YFC. Over the past year she has raised thousands of pounds for charity and provided memorable experiences for members of all ages – as well as providing support through the challenging lockdown months. Her passion and enthusiasm for YFC is infectious and has rubbed off onto many club members.

She has worked hard to promote YFC and has overseen the growth of the club, which now has more than 90 members.

After focusing on the club’s competition entries and mentoring juniors, Amy’s encouragement of members to enter more competitions resulted in Eden Valley winning the ‘virtual’ Field Day Cup – the first Field Day win in 48 years!

During lockdown Amy held fundraisers, supported the community, hosted weekly online Zoom meetings, ran competitions on social media, promoted key workers in the club and set up a link with a local mental health group to support members. Amy was always at the end of the phone to talk to members who needed a chat and her leadership has meant the club is in the best possible shape to overcome any challenges which lie ahead due to Coronavirus.

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