Kilraughts YFC win Build It Title at the Omagh Show

Winners of the Build It Competition sponsored by Tesco are Kilraughts YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Robert Shannon, Amy Kirkpatrick, Darren Munnis, YFCU President Roberta Simmons and Paul McBurney
Winners of the Build It Competition sponsored by Tesco are Kilraughts YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Robert Shannon, Amy Kirkpatrick, Darren Munnis, YFCU President Roberta Simmons and Paul McBurney

The final of the 2016 YFCU Build It competition, supported by Tesco, took place at Omagh Show, on Saturday 2nd July.

For the final, teams were challenged to build a box with wheels to hold the official European Rally Bell.

Second place in the Built It Competition were Derg Valley YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Alison Neville, Hannah Hawkes, James Smith, and Gareth Hamilton

Second place in the Built It Competition were Derg Valley YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Alison Neville, Hannah Hawkes, James Smith, and Gareth Hamilton

Kilraughts YFC were awarded 1st place in the competition and their team was made up of Robert Shannon, Darren Munnis, Amy Kirkpatrick and Paul McBurney.

Second place was awarded to Derg Valley with the team made up of Gareth Hamilton, James Smith, Hannah Hawkes and Alison Neville. City of Derry were awarded third place with the team made up of members Lynne Montgomery, Emma Montgomery, Joel Eakin and Cameron Nutt.

Matt Robinson was the judge of the final, and YFCU would like to thank Matt for his time. The finalists were judged on the structural strength of the Rally Bell box; their craftsmanship/team work; the ability of the box to fit the purpose and the ability to use all the materials provided. Finally the boxes were judged on their uniqueness and imaginative design.

Caoimhe Mannion, Tesco NI Marketing Manager said: “Big congratulations to Kilraughts YFC on winning this year’s Build It Competition. Tesco NI is delighted that once again we’ve been able to provide venues for the Build It heats at four of our stores in June – with lots of fun on the night!

Third place in the Build It Competition were City of Derry YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Emma Montgomery, Cameron Nutt, Joel Eakin and Lynne Montgomery

Third place in the Build It Competition were City of Derry YFC. Pictured, left to right, are Emma Montgomery, Cameron Nutt, Joel Eakin and Lynne Montgomery

“This is one of four initiatives we partner Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster on, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership on Floral Art, Field to Fork Schools Programme and Soil Assessment as well as Build It.”

The association wish to thank Tesco for the kind use of their store car parks which hosted the County heats and for their support of the overall competition.