Belfast Telegraph

NIFL are delighted to find a new home at Windsor Park

The Northern Ireland Football League has scored a significant victory by securing new offices at Windsor Park.

NIFL representatives, currently based on Belfast's Apollo Road, will move into the international venue, hopefully before the start of next season.

The company, which runs the Danske Bank Premiership and the Championship, have been in negotiations with the stadium management company and the Belfast Telegraph understands a deal has been agreed.

NIFL officials had feared that a Windsor move was unlikely because of the costs involved and were looking at other possible sites, but now they will set up home on the top floor of the Railway end of the stadium and have access to a balcony looking over the pitch.

A source said: "The price has come down and we are relieved to be able to move into Windsor. It's great news for ourselves, Danske Bank and all our partners. It's the perfect location for looking after sponsors."

Meanwhile, NIFL are launching a new Women's Premiership which will kick off next month.

Eight teams in Northern Ireland, including Derry City Ladies, will compete for the title. The Derry side will battle against Cliftonville Ladies, Crusaders Strikers, Glentoran Belfast United, Linfield Ladies, Mid Ulster Ladies, Newry City Ladies and Sion Swifts.

NIFL, in partnership with the Irish FA, are holding a Development Day today for Northern Ireland's top women's clubs with Uefa representatives facilitating discussions.

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