NI Football League Managing Director Andrew Johnston and Chairman Brian Adams are presented with a certificate of membership by Lars-Christer Olsson, European Leagues President.


The NI Football League have joined the European Leagues Association as a Development Member at the General Assembly in Lisbon last week.

Chairman Brian Adams, Vice-Chairman Gerard Lawlor and Managing Director Andrew Johnston joined representatives from 36 member leagues and associations of clubs from 29 European countries at Estádio da Luz, home of Benfica.

Andrew Johnston said: “We are delighted to be accepted as a Development Member of the European Leagues, we look forward to learning from our colleagues across Europe on how we can develop our league and assist our clubs in their continued growth”.

The European Leagues' main goal is to enhance and protect competitive balance in league competitions through good governance, sporting merit and solidarity. Their current membership also includes the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga.

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