Catherine Sloan

Rural communities often have poor transport links as well as limited access to facilities and entertainment opportunities for young people – and we all know that the agricultural sector is intensive and all-consuming. SAYFC gives young people an opportunity and a network to socialise with others who face similar pressures, holding events that often provide young people with some much needed respite from the isolation and pressures they face at home. 

Like many others in SAYFC, my achievements in life are thanks to the support of the family I have and the friends I have made, who always encourage, challenge and support me on a daily basis! Our friends, family and community are our silent cheerleaders, who ultimately bring out the best in us and push us to reach our full potential.
The association ensures that everyone within its membership is supported to reach their full potential …. always providing them with a network of silent cheerleaders, essentially!