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Tug of War

Tug of War

Teams will pull against each other in a test of skill, strength, endurance and teamwork.


Ladies and Men’s teams:

  • Shall consist of eight pulling members of the same gender.
  • No more than two members of a team may be between the ages of 15 and over, and under 17 years on 1 September 2023.
  • The remainder of the team MUST be between 17 years and over, and 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2023.

Junior GENSB teams:

  • Shall consist of between seven and 10 pulling members, male or female
  • Must be between 12 years and 17 years of age and under on 1 September 2023. This means competitors MUST have attained their 12th birthday on 1 September 2023 and may be 18 on the day of the competition.

All competitors must be full members of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC (You cannot compete for more than one club and county in one membership year). Competitors at the National Final must both present their YFC membership card and also, if over 18, have additional official photographic ID (Passport or Driving Licence).

Competition Details

National Final: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Entries Close: 6 July 2024

Venue: Tenbury Countryside Show, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire (WR15 8AR for sat nav users)


Weighing-in procedure and weight limits

Teams will be notified of Weighing-in and report times prior to the NFYFC final.

The eight members of the Ladies' or Men’s teams will be weighed as one and will not exceed:

  • Men - 680 kg
  • Ladies - 560 kg

The members of the Junior GENSB team will be weighed as one with the initial weight limit of:

  • Junior GENSB - 560kg

An additional 10kg will be added to the weight allowance for each female in the team up to a maximum of 600kg.

Checklist of things to bring with you on the day

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Boots
  • Complimentary Tenbury Show Ticket


The NFYFC Tug of War competition is generously supported by the Tenbury Agricultural Society.

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