Devon Young Farmers take part in National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

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Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation competed in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships which took place at Macclesfield Rugby Club in Cheshire on Saturday 18th June.

Tug of war teams from all over England took part in the event which was held by the Tug of War Association with Macclesfield Rugby Club, with a total of 18 clubs taking part throughout the day.

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

The Haldon Ladies team took home bronze medals in the 500kg and 540kg weight categories, an excellent result for their National debut.

Emma Davie, captain of the team, said: “It was a great experience to compete in a competition at a very high level, pulling against teams who have represented England in previous years. We learnt a lot from watching other teams pull, and we hope this will help us improve our technique and skills in the future.”

Haldon Ladies also recently won the Devon Young Farmers county finals of tug of war, therefore will compete in the South West Area finals on Sunday 26th June at Kingston Maurward in Dorchester.

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships

Members of the Haldon Group from the Devon Young Farmers Federation who took part in the National Outdoor Tug of War Championships