Busy times for Kerry F1 in Schools entrants

Team Vroom is dressed to win 

One of the teams representing St Brigid’s Secondary School in the prestigious F1 in Schools engineering competition finals will be looking their best thanks to local and national team -wear sponsorship. 

Qualification for the national finals takes place (online) later this month and Team Vroom are one of two teams representing the Killarney school that are hoping to qualify.

The team members are: Ella Galvin (Resource Manager and Graphic Designer); Kayla Byrne (Manufacturing and Design Engineer);  Ilona Sheehan (Team and Finance Manager) and Grace Daly (Marketing and Sponsorship Manager). 

Team Vroom has attracted sponsorship from Formula Female, a national organisation founded by Irish hockey star and motorsport data engineer Nikki Daly to encourage women into motorsport careers.

Killarney based wastewater treatment solutions manufacturers Tricel Ireland have also backed Team Vroom.

Both organisations have supported the purchase official Team Vroom teamwear that the four students will wear during all reaming stages of the competition. 

 “We recently received our teamwear in the post. We each got a jersey with both our logo and that of our platinum sponsor, Formula Female  and gold sponsor, Tricel Ireland on the uniforms,” team manager Ilona Sheehan told the Killarney Advertiser. “We also got face-masks with Team Vroom  and Formula Female’s logo as they were very kind as to sponsor both our teamwear and lots of other things we needed.” 

It has been a busy and a crucial time for the local teams. Their Enterprise, Engineering and Marketing and Social Media portfolios was submitted last Monday (April 12). 

Completed scale model racing cars must be submitted to competition judges by Friday ahead of weeklong judging and interview process which begins this week. 

If the local teams get passed these sections of the competition they go forward to the National Finals between May 20 and 23 with the grand final set for broadcast on TG4 on Sunday May 23.  

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