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Young Farmers compete

By Chelsea Boyle

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Young farmers from across the east coast gathered in Masterton on Saturday to compete in an interclub sports tournament.

About 70 people gathered to show off their sporting finesse in a laid-back tournament that featured netball, volleyball and rippa rugby.

The Wairarapa home team were pipped at the post by the Dannevirke club who roared through the competition undefeated.

The Puketoi club, back row left to right: Kim Shaw, Alex Lewis, Scott McPherson, Nico Butler, Sam McCormick and Sam Galbraith. Crouched in front: Jacques Reinhardt, Rachel Rule and Eugene Pitt. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE
The Puketoi club, back row left to right: Kim Shaw, Alex Lewis, Nico Butler, Sam McCormick, Scott McPherson and Sam Galbraith. Crouched in front: Jacques Reinhardt, Rachel Rule and Eugene Pitt. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE

Third place was shared between the regional finalists group and the Puketoi club.

Young Farmers East Coast field officer Isabelle Hobbs said the Young Farmers group hosts a lot of leadership development opportunities throughout the year.

“So we wanted to kick the year off with something social.”

She said they are always keen for new members to join the Young Farmers clubs.

The event was followed by a post-match function at Lone Star where the group were encouraged to help the regional finalists prep for upcoming Young Farmer of the Year competition.

The regional finalist representing the east coast in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year will be decided in April.

New Zealand Young Farmers are committed to adding value and contributing to the agri-sector by providing support for rural youth and people capability development through a nationwide network and collaboration with key industry allies and partners within the dairy, sheep, and beef industries.

There are more than 70 clubs situated around New Zealand and each club has its own identity and community spirit, backed by the national organisation.

You do not need to be a farmer to join.

 

The Dannevirke team were a force to be reckoned with in rippa rugby. PHOTO/ CHELSEA BOYLE
The Dannevirke team were a force to be reckoned with in rippa rugby. PHOTO/ CHELSEA BOYLE

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