Spa crowned YFCU Ten Pin Bowling champions

DERG VALLEY: James Burke, William Smith, Sheryl Hamilton and Ashley Hamilton, members of Derg Valley YFC, ready for action at the annual YFCU 10 pin bowling competition.

THE Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster Annual Ten Pin Bowling competition sponsored by Nor-thern Counties Co-Operative Enterprises Ltd (NCCE) took place on Thursday, January 17.

Teams of five players competed in two locations: Dundonald Ice Bowl (for counties Antrim, Down and Armagh) and Brunswick Movie bowl in Londonderry (for counties Londonderry, Fermanagh and Tyrone) on the same night. Between the two venues, 42 teams competed in the popular event. All teams played two games and the overall team score from both games are added together to find the overall winner.

GROUP: Jemma Gamble, Ryan Kelly, Ben Buchanan, Emma Montgomery, PRO, Jocelyn Rainey and Russell Kelly, members of City of Derry YFC, were enthusiastic participants at the annual YFCU 10 pin bowling competition.

Spa Young Farmers Club was crowned the winners for the second year running. The team was made up of Hannah Shaw, Matthew Patterson, Nicola Edgar, James Ferguson and James Carlisle who picked up the trophy from YFCU President James Speers.

The Ten Pin Bowling Tournament is one of the most popular events in the YFCU calendar, giving clubs a chance to get together, compete and socialise in a relaxed environment. The YFCU would like to thank sponsor Northern Counties Co-Operative Enterprises for

its support of the competition, which helps contribute to the ongoing personal development of YFCU members.

Louise Conn, NCCE General Manager, said: “NCCE are absolutely delighted to be a continued sponsor of the YFCU Ten Pin Bowling competition.

“We are a farmers’ owned co-operative based in Swatragh, County Derry, and are a premier provider of farming services.

GROUP: Sarah Cunningham, Michael Torrens, William McNaugher, Peter Cunningham and Steven Linton, members of Garvagh YFC, enjoying attending the Counties Londonderry, Fermanagh and Tyrone section of the annual YFCU 10 pin bowling competition.

“On site we have a Farmware Store, the Swatragh Livestock Mart, an indoor auction centre and a training and information centre. The co-operative works closely with the local community and in working together with the YFCU we hope to build links and broaden our connections.”


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