New Trustee for Ballyclare LSC

Posted : 1st March 2020 at 16:27:34

The 1st Ballyclare LSC recently held their AGM at their Abercorn Drive premises in the County Antrim town.

It was in many ways a sad occasion, as the club bid a fond farewell to one of their stalwart members, Jim Rainey who has left Northern Ireland this weekend for a ‘new’ life in Scotland.

As a result of the move, Jim has reluctantly had to step down from his role as Trustee of the Ballyclare club he has served faithfully over many years.

Taking on the responsibility of Trustee in place of Jim is Linfield vice chairman Stephen Dickson who has been president of the Ballyclare club for several years.

Crawford Surgeoner of the Ballyclare club paid tribute to his good friend, Jim Rainey.

"We are naturally very sorry to be saying farewell to Jim who has done so much for our club over many years. He will be a great loss to us but we are sure he will be a frequent visitor back here from his new home in the south of Scotland. We want to wish him well in this new adventure in his life and we want to thank him for all he did as Trustee and in so many other roles.

We are also delighted that our good friend and club president Stephen Dickson has accepted the offer to become club Trustee, taking on the responsibility following the departure of Jim. Stephen has been a constant source of support to us in recent years and I've no doubt he will be a great help to us in the future in a variety of ways.

Stephen Dickson was delighted to accept the prestigious new role with the Ballyclare club.

"I'm very sorry that the Ballyclare club is saying farewell to a man of the stature of Jim Rainey but I know he will only be a phone call or an email away, if his advice or help is needed. He has done so much to ensure the prosperity of the Ballyclare club over many years and I know he's a great help to Linfield FC in a voluntary capacity, helping to run the hugely successful 200 plus club for our Sales and marketing committee.

I want to wish Jim every success in his new life across the water where he will be closer to family members. It was a huge honour for me to be asked to follow in Jim's footsteps, by being asked to take on his role and responsibilities as Trustee of the 1st Ballyclare LSC. It's been a privilege for me to be club president for several years and I accepted the offer to be Trustee without hesitation.

I just want to see the Ballyclare club continue to grow from strength to strength and I will be delighted to serve the club to the best of my ability."
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