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Chairman's Pitch

Hi All

Having just returned from our region meet I must congratulate YDA for putting on such a variety of entertainment from medieval combat display, birds of prey, archery, axe throwing, walking football and the usual sports, mardi gras parade along with live music,a bar with hand pulled beers and much more.

The mardi gras parade was a difficult decision to make but Huddersfield and Spen DA managed to take the trophy.
Region council put a team in for the walking football but lost to Leeds DA ladies on a penalty shootout, but watch out we will be back next year with a tug of war team as well.

It was at the region meet I decided to announce my chosen charity which is to be Dementia UK. Julie and myself decided to set up a cake/bun stall to raise funds for the charity, this was manned by various volunteers and managed to raise £150, so many thanks to all those people who helped with the stall and the baking. The total raised over the weekend was £273.77 a great start for such a worthy cause.

This year we had over 320 units on site with approximately 150 of them taking advantage of the free camping on Thursday night.

Next year is the regions 70th birthday so it will be on with the preparations to make it one to remember.
To all those behind the scenes who made this meet possible from electrics/sound team to  marque erection teams, I thank you all.

Our Otley THS, just half a mile from the centre of this historic market town is now up and running so come along and pay us a visit, York THS opens Friday 29th June for 60 nights yes 60 nights.
Thank you for visiting our website and hope to see you out on a field sometime.


Roy Burton

Yorkshire Region Chairman