BMWR prove their strength

Winners of the 2016 Novice Tug of War competition, Straid YFC 1, pictured with Carolyn Wilson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.
Winners of the 2016 Novice Tug of War competition, Straid YFC 1, pictured with Carolyn Wilson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Co Down club BMWR YFC proved their strength to win the Advanced Tug Of War competition sponsored by John Thompson & Sons Ltd at this year’s Balmoral Show. Second place in the Advanced Tug of War section was awarded to Spa YFC.

New to this year was the introduction of a female Tug Of War competition which saw the female BMWR team being awarded first place after pulling against the YFCU Co Armagh female team.

Winners of the 2016 female Tug of War competition, BMWR YFC, pictured with Carolyn Wilson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Winners of the 2016 female Tug of War competition, BMWR YFC, pictured with Carolyn Wilson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

In the novice section, Straid YFC 1 were awarded first place after battling it out against Randalstown YFC 1.

The build up to the Tug Of War began at the YFCU stand on the Thursday afternoon when the draw took place to decide which teams pulled against one another in round one.

The YFCU would like to thank everyone who helped with the tug of war, including Barrie Barr for all his help and advice, and all those who helped to steward this event.

Special thanks must also be paid to John Thompson & Sons Ltd for their continued support of this highly popular contest.

Winners of the 2016 Advanced Tug of War competition, BMWR YFC, pictured with Mary Jane Robinson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Winners of the 2016 Advanced Tug of War competition, BMWR YFC, pictured with Mary Jane Robinson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Roberta Simmons.