The Farmers’ Union of Wales has donated the official jackets that the Welsh team will be wearing at the 2010 Golden Shears world shearing championships to be held during next year’s Royal Welsh Show.
All seven members of the Welsh team were present at the union’s national annual dinner at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, to receive their jackets from FUW president Gareth Vaughan. It is only the second time that the championships have been held in Wales – the previous occasion was in 1994.
Photograph: FUW president Gareth Vaughan (seated, left) presents Welsh shearing team manager Bryan Pugh with his jacket with (seated, centre) dinner sponsor Martin Waite, AMC regional agricultural manager. Standing (from left) are team members John Till, Bronwen Tango, Gareth Daniel, Elfed Jackson, Meinir Evans and Gareth Evans.