The Millennium Stadium will host young farmers from across Wales this weekend when Wales YFC bring their Annual General Meeting to the iconic venue.

Up to 200 young people representing the communities of rural Wales will gather for a two-day event which begins on Saturday morning with an AGM at the home of Welsh sport.

While most famously known as the home of the reigning 6 Champions, the Millennium Stadium also opens its doors to local community groups as part of the annual Community Events initiative.

Just last weekend the venue welcomed 3,500 runners taking part in the Survival of the Fittest event in the capital city as they took on a stairway climbing challenge at the 74,500 capacity multi-event venue.   

Like Wales’ young farmers and fundraising runners, all community and charity groups in Wales can apply to bring their events to the stadium, without the added cost of the venue hire charge borne by commercial organisations.

As well as gaining access to one of the world’s finest rugby stadium, this weekend’s young farming visitors will also get a sneaky peak at the new hallowed turf installed ahead of Wales’ Dove Men Series against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia in November.    

Wales YMC organisers are looking forward to the occasion which brings the AGM, sub-committee and Council meetings to the national stadium. Dylan Jones, Wales YFC Chairman added:

“Wales YFC are looking forward to the first large event of the 2012/13 membership year. We are returning to Cardiff again this year following the members wishes. I hope that members from all corners of Wales will attend to voice their opinions and have their say at the various meetings and celebrate the start of the new YFC year in the evenings. We are delighted to be able to hold the meetings at the Millennium Stadium.”

The Millennium Stadium invites applications from community and youth groups, amateur sporting clubs and organisations but excludes profit making events.

Up to 15 events each year will be staged free of charge except for direct costs incurred by the Millennium Stadium, such as catering and staffing, which will be covered by the event organisers.