Former Ards Rugby President and club treasurer Jimmy Campbell, has been awarded an MBE for his services to agriculture in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Jimmy is a life member of our club and served on the Ards Rugby Executive Committee for many years and keeping tight control on the club finances in his role as club treasurer.
Jimmy was the Northern Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal from 1984 until 2013 and then retired from the journal in September last year.
Jimmy has also been chair of the Northern Ireland Agriculture Research and Development Council (Agrisearch) and currently holds the position of senior chairman of its board.
In his retirement Jimmy enjoys travelling with his wife Alison and still attends matches at Hamilton Park.
Well done and congratulations from all at Hamilton Park.
Updated 18:15 - 9 Aug 2017 by STEPHEN NUTT