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Thursday, 13 July 2017

ODDS-BK Chairman Trond Haukvik has said in all their visits during their Europa League travels Ballymena is the FIRST place to host a special reception for them!
Mr. Haukvik was speaking in the Mayor's Parlour at The Braid (Town Hall) last Thursday afternoon.
A number of Norwegian officials from Odds-BK, plus the Mayor of Skien and the County Mayor of Telemark, enjoyed a meal, refreshments and exchanging gifts before being taken on a tour of the town's top notch Showgrounds complex.
Unfortunately Ballymena United had to play their UEFA Europa League first leg second round qualifier out of town - Seaview in Belfast to be exact - due to improper pitch width.
But the visitors, including the club Chairman, were brought up to Ballymena by coach to see what might have been.
Mid and East Antrim Council put on a superb light lunch which certainly did the town proud.
And it did not go unnoticed or unmentioned by the visitors.
Chairman Haukvik said it was a great honour to be in the Mayor's Parlour.
“Of our seven different visits on our Europa travels this is the first time we have been invited to such a reception in a Town Hall. We really appreciate you doing that for us," he said.
Mayor of Skien, Hedda Foss Five, was most impressed with the Parlour - and said it had given her a lot of new ideals for her own City Hall back home!
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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