GWENT federation swept the board in the Wales public speaking competitions winning four principal trophies. Glamorgan won the senior debating trophy and that countys Maendy YFC won the drama competition with Can you hear the music? This production will represent Wales in the NFU Mutual drama competition in Blackpool during the NFYFC annual convention.
• Penybont YFC was top scoring club at Radnor federations achievement day beating Dolau YFC into second place by 1.5 marks.
• East Devon Group raised £310 for the Beverley Hammett Burns Appeal during the group round of the national drama competition. Seven clubs took part with Sid & Ottervale YFC winning through to a place in the county round of the competition.
Sid & Ottervale YFC member Vanessa Coles is the countys YFC member of the year and qualified for the area competition.
• Devons Newton St Cyres YFC is holding its 60th anniversary dinner in Dawlish on Apr 18. All past members will be welcome. Details and tickets from Jill Lee (01363-777865).