Reston young farmers enjoy a remarkable year

Reston Young Farmers Hockey Team
Reston Young Farmers Hockey Team

Reston Junior Agricultural Club have had a very successful year attending Border Federation, East Region and national young farmers events.

In the summer syllabus the first event of the year was the East Region Big Night at which Reston JAC recorded first place.

Reston where chosen to host the Border Feddration valuation at Duns Law and at the Border Federation field day Reston were first in the arts and crafts box, with Agnes Orr getting best individual girl. Agnes then followed her success at the Border Federation stock judging winning first prize.

Reston also took part in the East region field day. Unfortunately they did not win any prizes but it was a very enjoyable day.

At the Border Federation hockey Reston teams were winners and runners-up. This qualified them for the East Region event where they again came out on top.

This in turn qualified them for the national event in which they finisned a creditable third.

In the winter syllabus Reston went to the Border Federation root and produce event and won first prize with Emma Hodge winning the individual overall prize.

The club also won the Border Federation’s bowling and curling competitions and competed at the national curling competition held in Carlisle.

The year ended with the club’s annual dinner dance at Berwick Rugby Club. This was a very successful night with John Orr wining the over 18 boys’ trophy and Agnes Orr being presented with the over 18 girls’ trophy and stockjudging cup. The under 18 boys’ trophy went to Stephen Patterson and the under 18 girls’ trophy to Zoe Dickson. Emma Hodge and Craig Patterson where joint winners of the Charles Calder Memorial Shield.

Other events during the year included a trip to the Putton Mill golf driving range, a cycle run, team building, visit to the Chain Bridge honey farm and dodge ball.

A big thank you must go to all who helped Reston during this successful year.

The new syllabus starts on Tuesday, April 3, in Preston village hall at 7.30pm with a new members night and new faces will be made most welcome, whether they have an interest in farming or not.

Events planned include an ex-Reston reunion disco, cycle run, car treasure hunt to name a few. If anyone would like any more information contact 07861223985 or ehodge1@live.co.uk.