Danske Bank NIFL Women’s Premiership 2019 Season Starts Wednesday 17th April
The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season has Seven teams taking part this Season.
Last year’s reigning champions Linfield LFC will be looking to win their 4th consecutive league title. New team Comber Rec Ladies joined the league this season, alongside Cliftonville Ladies, Crusaders Strikers, Derry City, Glentoran Women and Sion Swifts Ladies.
Chairperson of the Women’s Premiership Committee Sue O’Neill said:
“We are extremely excited about the 2019 season, and are delighted to welcome Comber Rec Ladies to the Premiership. The partnership between NI Football League and Danske Bank continues to allow us to shine a light on the best of women’s football in Northern Ireland, through the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. As our league continues to grow, we have a huge opportunity to raise the profile of women’s football, and with Danske Bank’s support, we’re looking forward to a really exciting season of football.”
Vicky Davies, Managing Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Danske Bank added: “This is now the fourth season in which we have been the title sponsor of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. As we approached the 2019 season, we’ve already seen 11 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership players represent Northern Ireland on the international stage, and just last week, 14 stars of the Premiership were selected for the Northern Ireland under 19 women’s squad for the elite stages of qualifying for the Women’s Under-19 Euros.
“That is testament to the talented players in this league, as well increased media coverage and more players joining our Premiership clubs at youth level. We hope that over the course of this season, we can offer our clubs further support, and we see it as a great opportunity to give Northern Irish women’s football at all levels the status and recognition it deserves, helping to grow the game and develop the next squad of international footballers.”
Crusaders Strikers V Derry City (20:00)
Glentoran Belfast United V Comber Rectory FC (20:00)
Linfield LFC V Sion Swifts (20:00)