Proving that practice makes perfect, members of Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers’ Club took first place in a sporting competition at the weekend.

Last Thursday members met at Mullion School to prepare for the first county sports round, which took place on Saturday at Redruth School.

Around 25 members took part in the various sports, which included quick cricket, Frisbee and team sprinting.

New sport captains James Hosken and Lucy Bray took charge of organising the teams, who were in high spirits at the competition and cheered each other on.

Helston and St Keverne members took joint first place with St Buryan YFC, with both clubs going through to the final county sports round, which will be held at Newquay Sports Hall this Saturday, November 24.

The previous week members had gathered at Trewennack Chapel for a craft evening, where members made plasticine models and decorated photo frames and underwear – all of which were then entered in the YFC section at Helston Fatstock Show on Monday.

Leading the session were Angela Wallis, Claire Hosken and Emma Hosking, who took along craft materials, sewing kits and plasticine so that members were not short of inspiration.

The month started with members braving the cold for beef stock judging practise at Landrivic Farm, by kind permission of the Jenkin family.

Geoffrey Williams gave the members some tips and showed them how it should be done, before it was the members’ turn to try their hand at judging the bullocks ready for Fatstock Show.

Once the bullocks had been judged the members were invited in to warm up inside, with the Jenkin family putting on a spread of food.

Tomorrow, Thursday, is a new members evening that will be held at Trewennack Hall from 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend the evening, with existing members encouraged to bring a friend.