NEXT GEN RIBBON
WHAT IS THE NEXT GEN RIBBON?
The ASC of NSW Next Gen Ribbon is a green broad ribbon printed with our logo and motto to award as a Youth Contribution Award at NSW Agricultural Shows. Show Societies are welcome to nominate someone within their show family between the ages of 18 to 35 who displays excellence in contribution and dedication to their show.
The ribbons aim to encourage further youth engagement, contribution and excellence and will be presented by the ASC of NSW Next Generation Group Delegate or a committee member at your show. We have allowed for one ribbon per show in NSW each year. To find your local Delegate visit our Committee page or get in touch via
Recipients are acknowledged through our Social Media, and a sample are listed below the diverse range of youth celebrated, and their respective contributions to the show movement. Congratulations to all ribbon recipients!
SOPHIE CLIFT, GUNNEDAH
Sophie was recognised by the Gunnedah Show Society for her continued contributions over the years. Sophie is a committee member, a publicity officer, assists with running the show canteen, helps in the bar and secretary's office, and is a horse steward. Sophie competes in a number of sections across the show and was the 2017 Gunnedah Showgirl. She is a diligent participant at all show working bees!
Sophie (right) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 14 Delegate Bec Cope.
REECE WEBSTER, BATHURST
Reece was recognised by the Bathurst A H & P Association for his dedication to the show movement through the young judges competitions across the state and also to his local show. Reece is one of their youngest show councillors and the Chief Steward for the Prime Lamb Section at the Bathurst Royal Show. Reece breeds and shows his own Suffolk sheep stud, Lindean Suffolks. Congratulations Reece!
Reece (right) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 11 Delegate Geena Purcell
RACHAEL BENDALL, CONDOBOLIN
Rachael was recognised by the Condobolin P A H & I Assocation for stepping up above an beyond during 2019 in which was her first year of involvement with the Condobolin Show. Congratulations to Rachael on her hard work!
Rachael (left) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Secretary Heather Earney, and Honorary Life Member of the Condobolin P A H & I Association Lyndsey Douglas.
KATE LUMBAR, MOREE
Kate was recognised by the Moree Show Society for her continued contributions over the years. Kate has been a member of her local show for many years and this year took on the roll of Showgirl Coordinator after being the 2017 Moree Showgirl and Zone 4 Sydney Royal Showgirl State Finalist. Kate is co-chair of the Moree Young Aggies Group and an avid supporter of the Agricultural industry.
Kate (left) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 14 Delegate Bec Cope.
MASON NEWTON, BONALBO
Mason was recognised by the Bonalbo Show Society for being involved since Primary School, and always helping out at Working Bees prior to events. He has been involved in setting up on the Showgrounds before the Show, assisting in different sections on Show Day, and pulling down and cleaning up following the Show. For the Dog Trials and Campdraft, Mason has helped out in the cattle yards, moving cattle to different areas, and loading and unloading the cattle trucks.
Mason (right) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 1 Delegate Alice Magner.
JACOB HEARD, WAGGA WAGGA
Jacob was recognised by the Wagga Wagga Show Society for his contribution to the local Next Gen Subcommittee of the Wagga Wagga Show. Jacob is currently
studying Agricultural Business at CSU Wagga Wagga and is originally from a
sheep farm in Meredith, Victoria. Jacob joined Next Gen after moving to CSU and
was instrumental in organising the 2019 Wagga Show Quickshear including
sourcing sheep, equipment and sponsors.
Jacob (centre) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 8 Delegate Joe Murphy, Honorary Life Member of the Wagga Wagga Show Society Doug Millward, and ASC of NSW Next Generation General Committee Member Tobie Payne.
NEVE WATKIN, HAY
Neve was recognised by the Hay Show Society for her continued involvement since being named the 2018 Hay Showgirl. She has taken over running of the showgirl program and managed to get two applicants for the 2019 program! Neve is a very positive person and completes all jobs with a smile.
Neve (left) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 9 Delegate Timothy Green.
SARAH KEMP & TYLER AUSTIN, MERRIWA
Sarah and Tyler were recognised by the Merriwa P A H & I Assocation for their contribution and tireless work as Vice Presidents. They have revived the poultry
competition of the show, and also secured a RAS Foundation grant to update the poultry pens and infrastructure.
Sarah and Tyler (with ribbons) are pictured with Reece Hancock (far right) who worked alongside them, and ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 3 Delegate Sarah Gattera.
KELLY HYDER, HILLSTON
Kelly was recognised by the Hillston Show Society for her ongoing support and efforts in running the Hillston Show. Kelly has been competing in Gymkhanas from a young age, and has helped her family run the Hillston Show Gymkhana fun ring for many years. In 2015, Kelly took over the running of this event and does a fantastic job! She also created a Tug-a-war event, and began a Farmer's Challenge. Both are a big hit with both participants and thecrowd!
Rachael (centre) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 9 Delegate Aimee Snowden, and Hillston Show Society President Peter Brettschneider. Photo courtesy of the Hillston-Ivanhoe Spectator.
RENEE PAINE, BERRIGAN
Renee was recognised by the Berrigan Agricultural and Horticultural Society for her continued dedication and initiatives. Renee has served on the Berrigan Show Society committee since 2015 and currently services as Co-Vice President. She has brought a number of new activities to the show including the Pet Parade, Fun Ring and the Kids Zone ensuring free activities are available throughout out the day for children.
Renee (right) is pictured with ASC of NSW Next Generation Group 9 Delegate Aimee Snowden.