The Young Woman Competition 

The Young Woman Competition aims to find a young female Ambassador for rural NSW and the agricultural show movement. The Competition encourages the participation and subsequent awareness of rural women’s contribution and involvement in both local communities and rural NSW as a whole.

It is open to women aged 18 – 25 years, residing in New South Wales. It is most important the Young Women have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural NSW.

At the local level the Cooma Young Woman will:

  • be an ambassador for the Cooma Show and the Snowy Monaro Regional Area.
  • be involved and participate in the Cooma Show and the Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural Association.
  • represent Cooma at the Zone 3 Young Woman Final.
  • attend a Personal Development Weekend in Dubbo NSW, hosted by Dubbo Show Society.
  • develop new skills and build upon their professional development
  • contribute back to their community
  • develop life long memories and friendship

For further information contact Leanne Mackay, 0418 114 249, Young Woman Co-Ordinator.

2022 Young Woman 

Florence McGufficke

Florence has grown up in Cooma on her family’s Merino sheep farm, Greendale Merinos. Florence has studied a Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Business through the University of New England. Promoting wool as a highly sustainable fibre and connecting consumers and producers in a more translucent supply chain is goal of Florence’s.


Florence is involved in all aspects of farming and enjoys a variety of team sports including netball, rugby 7s, tennis and soccer. Florence has played and coached Netball in both Australia and England.

Florence attended St Patricks School in Cooma before moving to Frensham in Mittagong. During her schooling at Fresnsham, Florence was the Vice Head of the school cattle team competing at local shows and the Sydney Royal Show.

Florence’s ambition is to be a leader, ambassador, and advocate for young people, especially girls and to mentor them to achieve their goals and aspirations whilst encouraging them to embrace and support their local communities.

We wish Florence all the best in the Young Woman Competition.