NIFL statement on start to new Women’s Premiership season on August 26

Posted : 28th July 2020 at 20:13:42

The following is a press release from the Northern Ireland Football League regarding the delayed start to the 2020 NIFL Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season.

Danske Bank Women’s Premiership returns next month

The NI Football League is delighted to announce that the rescheduled 2020 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership will kick off on Wednesday 26 August.

Originally due to commence in April, the Women’s Premiership campaign had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but will now return for the fifth season following a decision from the NIFL Women’s Premiership Management Committee on Monday evening,

The 2020 season will operate under a shortened schedule, with each of the six competing teams playing each other home and away to determine the winners of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership.

NI Football League Managing Director Andrew Johnston stated, “We are delighted to support the desire of our women’s clubs in a return to competitive football despite the challenges of Covid-19.

“With the recent return of football, clubs have considered the current protocols and government guidance and are committed to exhausting all avenues to ensure a safe 2020 season can be maintained. By working together and with the support of other key stakeholders we are delighted to be planning another exciting campaign.”

Revised Women’s Premiership fixtures will be released on Friday 31 July 2020.

In addition, the NI Football League’s commitment to develop women’s football continues with the further confirmation that the Electric Ireland Women’s Academy League will also continue this Autumn.

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