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NI Football League and uhlsport extend match ball deal

Andrew Johnston (NI Football League) and Paul Sherratt (uhlsport UK) at the launch of the new extended partnership between the parties which will last until season 2021/2022.
Andrew Johnston (NI Football League) and Paul Sherratt (uhlsport UK) at the launch of the new extended partnership between the parties which will last until season 2021/2022.

Uhlsport will continue to supply the official match balls for the NI Football League for the next three seasons.

The manufacturer has been the official ball supplier of the Irish League since May 2016 and have now extended their deal until 2022.

Paul Sherratt, uhlsport Country Manager for UK and Ireland said; “The renewal of the NIFL partnership, alongside the individual club and goalkeeper partnerships we have in the league, continues to enable us to make strong market share gains in Northern Ireland and is the cornerstone of our development strategy.”

Andrew Johnston, Managing Director of the NI Football League said; “We’re delighted to be extending such an important partnership with uhlsport for another three seasons. As our league has grown, the uhlsport match ball has become one of the most recognisable features of our game.

“We are looking forward to showcasing the design of next season’s football soon and I’m sure it will be a hit with our supporters.”

The partnership sees all leagues within the NI Football League structure using the uhlsport match ball including the Danske Bank Premiership and Women’s Premiership as well as the BetMcLean League Cup, Bluefin Sport Championship, Premier Intermediate League, Development Leagues and Academy Leagues until season 2021/2022.

The new official NI Football League match ball for the forthcoming 2019/2020 season will be unveiled online on Monday 10 June.

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