On Saturday 26th May 2018, over 70 Upton Young Farmers competed in over 100 competitions, to end the day with huge success!
The Saturday morning of the County Show had arrived, months of planning, and weeks of sleepless nights had all boiled down to this one, long, day. Upton arrived on the Show site in Hanley Castle bright and early in their bright orange, brand new, club polo tops. Thank you to all of the sponsors that supported us and were featured all over our polo tops!
The competitions were going well, and the placings came steadily through the day, but how the overall scoreboard was going, was anyone’s guess. With competitions such as Witches Chant, Wizard of Oz Fancy dress and Quidditch cheerleading spicing up this years theme of ‘Magic and Mystery’, the afternoon was definelty an entertaining one.
Soon enough the Tug of War teams were warming up, in their brand new specialist shirts. Thank you very much to Farmers Weekly for sponsoring these. The teams took the compettion on head first and won in both Under 18s and Mens categories. The ladies even ‘took the strain’ to have a go against the Worcestershire Tug of War team!
4pm crept round and we found ourselves gathering around the trailer to find out how each of the 9 clubs had done. To be honest I still can’t believe that day actually happened, lifting the County Show Cup seems so surreal. Each of the members that turned up, on time, with all of their kit, with the energy and passion to do their best for their club deserves to have won this year. They are a credit to themselves and I am proud to be their chairman 2017/18.
Roll on County Show 2019!!