Ballymena event boost for Co Antrim Milk Cup committee

THE China Garden Chinese restaurant played host last Friday night to a fundraising dinner and auction attended by local celebrity and footballing legend Jackie Fullerton MBE along with former Ballymena United manager Tommy Wright and former Cliftonville manager Liam Beckett at an event entitled 'An evening with Jackie and Friends.'

The night was a great success for the Co Antrim Milk Cup organisers whose Chairman, Ballymena man Billy O'Flaherty,stated his thanks to the guests who gave of their time voluntary which is appreciated by all the County staff who are attempting to raise funds necessary to take part in the tournament in difficult financial times.

Meanwhile, Milk Cup organisers have added Umbro to their long list of partners for the popular tournament at the end of this month.

The sportswear giants will be providing sponsorship of the match balls.

The new top quality Umbro Neo Laminar FIFA approved match ball will be used in all games and will surely add even more quality to the world's finest youth football extravaganza.