Members from the Ballymacarrett GSC returned to Nijmegen (Holland) last weekend, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their first meeting with their now good friends, the Nijmegen Fanatics.
Thomas Holland of the Ballymac shared his thoughts on the trip:
"The Nijmegen Fanatics greeted the Ballymacarrett GSC in Schiphol airport, the best way they could by arriving in the NEC Nijmegen team bus to pick us up.
The Nijmegen fanatics continued to show the Ballymac a warm welcome throughout their stay in the city, with city tours, a special all-inclusive stadium tour of the Stadion de Goffert to mention just a few of the highlights.
The visit to Nijmegen was topped off with the 5th anniversary party to which everyone from Nijmegen made the Ballymac feel very welcome and a great night was had by all.
The Ballymacarrett GSC would like to thank everyone from the Nijmegen fanatics and their friends and family who made this trip very special for the Ballymac.
Lastly, we would like to thank the Nijmegen fanatics for paying their respects after hearing the news that a Glentoran supporter ‘Peter Logan’ had sadly passed way. They showed how much respect there is between the two clubs and how much of a bond has been built between us all.
We look forward to the Nijmegen Fanatics coming to Belfast in March".