Ahoghill YFC members stay busy in lockdown


AHOGHILL YFC have been just as busy during lockdown as they would be normally.

The club have been delivering prescriptions for those who cannot leave their house in the Ballymena area. They have also been litter picking along local roads. Two full bin bags of rubbish were gathered on half a mile stretch of the Portglenone Road, Ahoghill.

The club have also taken part in the ‘I spy a rainbow’ challenge which involves painting and making rainbows to display throughout their rural community to help spread positivity.

A number of members have taken part in the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster virtual competitions including beef, dairy and sheep stock-judging.

Some members have also taken part in child protection training to prepare themselves for their committee role for the year ahead.

During lockdown, the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster top officials of the year were announced. Club leader Rachel Gillespie and Club Treasurer Michelle Petticrew both gained first place overall for County Antrim and progressed to the NI finals. At the NI finals, Rachel was awarded third place for top club leader in Northern Ireland.

The club have discussed ideas and planned ahead for the new winter programme of 2020/21. All possible ways of adhering to social distancing measures have been incorporated.

Ahoghill YFC would like to thank all key workers for their part in keeping everyone safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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