Nortel club’s future ‘secure’

Nortel Athletic and Social Club Honorary Secretary Jim Shaw. INNT 33-601con
Nortel Athletic and Social Club Honorary Secretary Jim Shaw. INNT 33-601con
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NORTEL Athletic and Social Club has given assurances it will not be closing in the near future.

At last week’s Newtownabbey Borough Council meeting elected representatives were presented with a report about the “precarious” position the club could be in over the possible sale of the Nortel site which includes seven acres of land the club uses.

Councillors were told the club had a “gentleman’s agreement” in place with Nortel officials to use the ground, but without a formal agreement in place the club’s future was “uncertain”.

“We will continue on to 2012 and beyond,” Honorary Secretary Jim Shaw told the Times this week.

Read the full story in this week’s Times...