Young farmers take to the rugby pitch and win title

Back row, left to right: Lottie Turnbull (didn't play), Emily Varah, Archie Singer, James Grix, Josh White, Daniel Lynn, Meghan Brodie, Phoebe Turnbull. Front row, left to right: Thomas Davison, Joseph White, Mark Statton.
Back row, left to right: Lottie Turnbull (didn't play), Emily Varah, Archie Singer, James Grix, Josh White, Daniel Lynn, Meghan Brodie, Phoebe Turnbull. Front row, left to right: Thomas Davison, Joseph White, Mark Statton.
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A team of Northumberland Young Farmers (YF) have won top honours at a national touch-rugby competition.

The team of boys and girls from Cambo, Stamfordham and Tritlington Young Farmers saw off strong competition from other YF clubs from across Britain.

They took the Touch Rugby title after a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Warwickshire at the Staffordshire County Showground.

In an exhilarating and sometimes tense competition, the youngsters played some outstanding rugby in fast-paced matches under hot conditions.

The three girls in the team played in every match as they could not be substituted.

Emily Varah and Phoebe Turnbull scored a try each to gain double points.

Team captain Joseph White, Josh White, Archie Singer, Dan Lynn, Mark Statton all got on the scoreboard in the competition following some really exciting passing, running and set-piece play from all players.

The team battled their way to the final after seeing off teams from Devon, Gloucester, Oxford, Wales, Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Lincolnshire, where the winning try was scored by Joseph White.