YFCU members enjoy the John Bradley Challenge

Second place in this years John Bradley Challenge were Kilrea YFC who are pictured here with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President
Second place in this years John Bradley Challenge were Kilrea YFC who are pictured here with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President
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Members of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster recently enjoyed a fun filled evening at the Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea, for the John Bradley Challenge.

In the beautiful summer evening sunshine, teams from across Northern Ireland took part in the challenge which was to build a raft from scratch and then compete in a raft race to determine the winner.

Second place in this year’s John Bradley Challenge were Kilrea YFC who are pictured here with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President

Second place in this year’s John Bradley Challenge were Kilrea YFC who are pictured here with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President

The competition was enjoyed by everyone who took part and was a good teambuilding exercise for all the clubs.

Combined club members from Lisbellaw YFC and West Fermanagh YFC who made up a team were crowned the winners of the competition and received the John Bradley Challenge Cup.

Second place went to Kilrea YFC while the Wooden Spoon consolation prize went to the team made up of other members from Kilrea YFC and Dungiven YFC.

The John Bradley Challenge was established after the untimely death of John Bradley, a member of Ballycraigy YFC who was killed in a motorbike accident in 1995.

Winners of the Wooden Spoon consolation prize went to the team made up of members from Kilrea YFC and Dungiven YFC. Here they are pictured with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President

Winners of the Wooden Spoon consolation prize went to the team made up of members from Kilrea YFC and Dungiven YFC. Here they are pictured with Roberta Simmons, YFCU President

Anyone who met John was impressed and overwhelmed by his boundless enthusiasm, commitment and his refusal to accept no for an answer.

He always looked to extend what YFCU members could do and continually challenged members to try new things and learn new skills.

And so the yearly John Bradley Challenge tries to continue what he started.