Haldon Ladies success at the British and Irish Outdoor Tug of War Championships

HALDON Ladies tug of war team picked up two golds and a silver at the British and Irish Outdoor Tug of War Championships, just one week after winning the National Young Farmers finals at Tenbury Countryside Show.

The team, coached by Mark Hutchins, is predominantly members of the Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, and aged between 17 and 28.

The Ladies got through to the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club Tug of War finals after winning the Devon and South West Area finals earlier in the year.

Devon Young Farmers celebrated double gold at the National YFC finals as Anstey YFC achieved their goal of becoming national champions. The men’s team, which is made up of members from Anstey YFC, Culm Valley YFC and Chagford YFC, beat Whitley Chapel from Northumbria in the final.

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