PENISTONE’S Young Farmers’ Club have been named the county champions for the first time in over a decade.

The group, now in its 80th year, have more than 60 members aged between ten and 28.

Held at the annual county rally in Thirsk, the group took home the top prize for the first time in 11 years – much to the delight of each and every one of them.

Chloe Mott, who is a member of the group, said: “This is a massive achievement for the club as we have been in the top three for many years but we’ve never come close enough to bring home the champion trophy.

“It also makes it even more special as it is the club’s 80th year.

“The club has been going since 1944 and in the photo many of the members are wearing specially made jumpers to mark the anniversary year, sponsored by Melvyn Carrs.

“The club has beaten all the other young farmers clubs in Yorkshire at the annual ‘county rally’ which was held last month at Thirsk Farmers’ Auction Mart.

“At the rally the members of the clubs compete in various different competitions throughout the day such as; floral art, cookery, sheep shearing, tug of war and lots more to mention.

“Many other trophies were brought home by the members too for winning in their individual competitions.”