Freedom of the Borough for local superbike champion, Jonathan Rea
15 May 2018
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has recently announced plans to award Jonathan Rea, the Freedom of the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey for his services to sport. The Ballyclare-born, superbike triple world champion, will be the first person to be awarded Freedom of the Borough since the two legacy Councils merged.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill commented, “Freedom of the Borough is the most prestigious award that Council can bestow on its citizens and an appropriate award for a young man who is one of the leading lights of motorsport in the world. Jonathan has put Northern Ireland, his Borough and hometown of Ballyclare firmly on the world stage and I wish him all the best for the rest of his season, which I am sure will be another one of great success.”
The ceremony will take place later in the year and will be announced via the Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @ANBorough.