Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Cllr. Kim Ashton took some time out of her busy schedule last week to visit a rising star of Motocross, Benjamin Neville as he prepares to represent Northern Ireland in September.
Currently competing in two Championships, the Motocross Club of Northern Ireland) Club Championship and the GR7 Championship, this fearless seven year old is currently sitting in 3rd position (half way through the championship).
8 riders from each class have been selected to represent Northern Ireland at a 2-day large scale event in England in September, and Benjamin is one of these lucky riders! He says, “I have been racing for almost 1 year now. Each race I get a little faster and jump a little higher. My sister, Anna, also races and my little brother, David, can’t wait for his 6th birthday so he can start racing.”
Cllr. Ashton, on meeting this future sporting superstar, said, “In my time as Chair and previously as Deputy Chair, I have been consistently amazed and impressed at the wealth of sporting talent that we have in Mid Ulster, and Benjamin is no exception.
To show such skill, determination and success at such a young age bodes well for his future in the sport, and I look forward to watching him rise to the top in the years to come. I wish Benjamin and his team mates every success in September.”