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Females continue domination of ploughing match

Published: October 15, 2018

Duchy College Duchy Stoke Climsland

The girls beat the boys again to walk away as champions in their class at this year’s Launceston & Callington Ploughing Association Ploughing Match.


The event, held at The Barton, Lawhitton, saw record crowds attending the one day competition and more entries than ever competing for the top spot.


Duchy College teams were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd, for the second year in a row, which was a fantastic result for the College, with the ladies team of Maria Warne, Gemma Mckeowan, Jess Hill and Jemimiah Cook winning the overall title.


Gemma won the best plough operator in her class. They were closely followed by; Callum Linzell, Jasmine Hembrow, Jack Kendall, Jack Davey and Joel Vanschalkwyk who took second and Liam Osman, Dan Skelley, Oliver Adams and Leon Paradisek who were third.


Event organiser Andrew Medland said it was a “fantastic match” this year with a record number of people coming to watch.


“The high standard of competition was brilliant with plenty of ploughman taking part,” he continued.


“The teams from Duchy College were absolutely superb and it is fantastic to see so many young people coming into this competition.”


The Duchy College teams were mentored by Tom Gill, Workshop Manager at the College. All the students are currently studying a Level 2 or Level 3 in Agriculture.


Team Lead for Agriculture, Peter Walker, said it was “a fantastic result for our students and very well deserved”.


“For me this is a clear demonstration that these guys are on the right path, they are developing their skills and have the capability to succeed in their chosen careers,” he added.


Andrew added: “The standard this year was very good, which can only be a good thing for the future of the competition. But I’d also like to extend my thanks to J.A. Perry & Sons, because if it wasn’t for them loaning us the land, this event would not be possible.”

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