Ahead of the start of the 2020 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership kicking off this Wednesday (26 August) the NI Football League can provide an update around spectators attending matches.
Following a meeting of the NIFL Women’s Premiership Management Committee, five of the six competing clubs have confirmed that their 2020 league fixtures will be played closed doors until further notice.
Whilst this will be disappointing to supporters of our ever growing Women’s Premiership, the safety of spectators and the ability to deliver on protocols has been a clear driver in the decision made by the clubs.
Currently Cliftonville Ladies, Crusaders Strikers, Derry City Women, Glentoran Women and Linfield Ladies will not be admitting spectators into matches. This status will be reviewed and communicated throughout the duration of the campaign.
All fixtures listed on our website with a venue marked as (BCD) are ‘Behind Closed Doors’, attendees should take the time to check the status of games, as this may change over the course of the 2020 season.
Unfortunately, in limiting the number of spectators and personnel in the stadium, this will also apply to media, photographers or other officials. Entry will not be guaranteed on production of existing NIFL accreditation – as authorisation must be sought directly from the host club to gain entry.