NANTGLYN took top marks at a big regional event.

Clwyd Young Farmers held their Welsh public speaking competition on Wednesday, February 5.

Over 30 members took part in the under 14 reading competition and the judge Jan Roberts said that she was overwhelmed by the standard of the event.

The winners in the under 14 section were Nantglyn ladies, comprising of Alis Davies, Elan Howatson and Alaw Evans.

The under 16 competition, which was judged by Guto Jones, was won by Llannefydd ladies – Gwenno Williams, Fflur Evans and Miriam Owen, whilst Nantglyn members Lea Davies, Cadi Mars Jones and Gwern Pierce were the ones that pleased judge Rhys Davies in the under 21 competition.

Judge Hugh H Evans placed Whitford members – Anna Davies, Gwenno Hughes and Nia Parry - in first place in the under 26 competition

Nantglyn won the overall points on the night, with Llannefydd second and Uwchaled were third.

Meanwhile, Wales YFC is asking for the input of members, past members and friends of the organisation to help shape the home of the YFC on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground.

Following on from the purchase of the head lease of the YFC centre in 2019, Wales YFC is appealing to members, past members and friends of the organisation to complete a short survey as to their opinions and ideas for the future of the centre, based on the Royal Welsh showground in Llanelwedd.

The survey can be accessed through the organisation’s new website, or by contacting the YFC centre for a hard copy.

The closing date for survey responses is Friday, March 6 and the organisation looks forward to hearing from as many people as possible.