South Africans arrive to help celebrate K. K. McArthur Olympic centenary

The Mayor of Ballymoney, Councillor Evelyne Robinson, welcomes a South African delegation to the town to help celebrate the centenary of K. K. McArthur's success in the Olympic Games in Stockholm. Mr. McArthur was born in Dervock.INBM30-12 634L
The Mayor of Ballymoney, Councillor Evelyne Robinson, welcomes a South African delegation to the town to help celebrate the centenary of K. K. McArthur's success in the Olympic Games in Stockholm. Mr. McArthur was born in Dervock.INBM30-12 634L

A delegation of visitors from Potchefstroom, South Africa, has arrived in Northern Ireland to join in the celebrations for the centenary of K.K. McArthur’s Olympic marathon gold.

The delegation, which includes Andrew Maphetle, the Mayor of Tlokwe, Potchefstroom, has spent recent days in Stockholm at the Jubilee Marathon (http://www.jubileemarathon.se/start/index.cfm?Lan_ID=3 ) and during their five days here they will focus their attention on the village of Dervock in the build up to their marathon on Saturday 21 July.

In addition, the delegation are taking the opportunity to visit the Titanic Quarter, Parliament Buildings and the Causeway Coast. They will also be hosted by Ballymoney Borough Council at a civic reception tonight and join the Torch Procession in Dervock on Friday night after seeing the McArthur play “The Golden Point & Afterwards”.

For further information see www.marathonmac2012.com .

In the centre of the attached picture are the Mayor of Ballymoney, Councillor Evelyne Robinson, and the Mayor of Tlokwe, Andrew John Maphetle along with representatives from Tlokwe Council and two of their friends who live in Northern Ireland, David & Doreen Halliday.

David Halliday has been instrumental in arranging the exciting itinerary for the delegation. The group’s transport during their visit has been very generously provided by Logan’s Travel, Dunloy.