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NFYFC President Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens, MBE was re-elected President of NFYFC in April 2021 during the organisation's online Annual General Meeting. 

Nigel is a former member of Llanarthne YFC, and held the offices of club Secretary and Chairman. He is also a previous president of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.

Nigel is an international rugby union referee – and is the current world record holder for most test matches refereed. He is also a TV presenter, hosting shows on S4C (Welsh language TV channel).

In the 2016 Birthday Honours, Nigel was appointed a Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to sport and is a fellow of Cardiff University.

Nigel was brought up and lives in Carmarthenshire and is a Welsh language speaker. Before becoming a professional rugby union referee his career included working on a farm and a youth worker. Recently he has rekindled his farming career and farms near Llanelli.  

Nigel said during the 89th AGM: “Thank you to all the members for your support last year and this next year. It really is a pleasure. Apologies, due to the circumstances of Covid, I haven’t been able to meet a lot of you in person and attend as many of the events that take place all over the country throughout the year. I hope with things starting to ease I will be able to do that from the summer onwards."

You can see Nigel's acceptance speech at the AGM below and you can watch his acceptance speech from his first election in 2021 above.  

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