Garvagh Young Farmers’ Club begin programme with a bang

Current members Lewis Gregg and Michael Torrens find time to smile for the camera amongst all the nights antics

Current members Lewis Gregg and Michael Torrens find time to smile for the camera amongst all the nights antics

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Garvagh Young Farmers’ Club has been up and running for nearly 80 years and has boasted a selection of talented members throughout the years.

Although small, the club always had the ability to stand on a national stage amongst the best in the country.

Harriet McLean in the first game of the night It's A Balancing Act

Harriet McLean in the first game of the night It's A Balancing Act

This September, saw many things change for Garvagh YFC, but in many ways for the better.

The winter programme, which was designed by the elected committee for the club has a vast array of in and out meetings, exciting and educational content which fully encapsulates the YFCU theme this year Innov8.

On Tuesday 13th September, the club introduced their members to a brand new venue for club meetings at Garvagh Community Building, which allowed lots of space for all the fun and games which ensued on their first night back.

Garvagh Young Farmers’ Club was delighted to welcome 23 new members into their club, which saw club numbers nearly double.

Club member David Aiken is so excited to be back

Club member David Aiken is so excited to be back

Club secretary Judith Linton was delighted to see new faces and said: “It’s great to see so many young people wanting to join this year.

“I think we’ve got an excellent team, an unique programme and even more exciting things to come - watch this space.”

The new and old members alike were encouraged to get involved in all the games and document the antics with the new club Snapchat filter which was specially designed for the first night back.

Another addition to the club fun night was the picture frame, so that all the posers in the club can be in their element.

Garvagh Young Farmers boasting its biggest numbers in years - making Garvagh great again

Garvagh Young Farmers boasting its biggest numbers in years - making Garvagh great again

One new member described her first night in the club: “It’s great to be a part of something where everyone is so friendly and instantly you feel at home because there’s so much laughing and joking! The games were so fun and I loved the Snapchat filter. It was great and I can’t wait until the next meeting.”

Tuesday also saw the new Garvagh office bearers conduct their first club meeting as a team and they couldn’t be happier with how well the event was received.

The club is topping off their years “innovation” with the introduction of brand new club tops.

These will be available to order throughout the next few weeks, with final orders being placed at the next club meeting which will take place at We Are Vertigo, Belfast.

The club would like to invite all young people to their next club meeting as it is never too late to join.

If you or anyone else you know is interested in joining contact Judith or the Club Facebook page “GARVAGH YOUNG FARMERS”.

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