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NIFL announce new title sponsor for Championship and Premier Intermediate League


The Northern Ireland Football League has announced Bluefin Sport as the new title sponsor of both the Championship and Premier Intermediate Leagues.

The deal with the insurance brokers will last for three seasons. Neither division had a title sponsor last season and Andrew Johnston, Managing Director of the NI Football League, is delighted with the new agreement.

He said: “It is fantastic for the Championship and Premier Intermediate to be supported by a leading sports orientated company.”

“We are delighted to have secured a sponsorship agreement with Bluefin Sport who have bought into our vision of how we want to continue to develop local football over the next three years."

Steve McGuinness, Bluefin Sport Managing Director, highlighted that the sponsorship of the NIFL Championship and NIFL Premier Intermediate League fits with Bluefin Sport’s objective of supporting and safeguarding sport at all levels in Northern Ireland.

He said: “We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to strengthen our commitment to sport in Northern Ireland and delighted to provide support for the league. We very much look forward to following the progress of all participating teams when the new season gets underway.”

Bluefin Sport is a specialist division of Bluefin and a national provider of insurance and risk management solutions to the world of sport.

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The NIFL Premiership and Women's Premiership are both sponsored by Danske Bank while Bet McLean were recently announced as League Cup sponsors and Tennent's sponsor the Irish Cup.

The Bluefin Sport Championship and Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League kick off on Saturday, 12 August 2017:

Opening Fixtures

Bluefin Sport Championship

Saturday, 12 August 2017:

Ballyclare Comrades v Loughgall

Dergview v Institute

Larne v Portadown

Limavady United v H&W Welders

Lurgan Celtic v Newry City

PSNI v Knockbreda

Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Annagh United v Tobermore United

Armagh City v Portstewart

Moyola Park v Banbridge Town

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Donegal Celtic v Dundela

Sport & Leisure Swifts v Queens University

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Newington YC v Lisburn Distillery

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