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The NI Football League is seeking expressions of interest from committed volunteers to join the expansion of the NIFL Match Observer Programme.

The NIFL Match Observer Programme has been in place since the inaugural season of the NI Football League to provide independent scrutiny of matches to ensure standards are being maintained in regards match administration within the top level of football in Northern Ireland.

Since 2013 the NI Football League has grown in professionalism on and off the pitch into a vibrant and well respected organisation which is constantly evolving and we are now seeking committed volunteers with professional experience to give back to the game.

The NIFL is responsible for the appointment and training of all independent Match Observers. The principle of independent observation of match day administration remains the key focus with attention being paid to:

  • Stadium safety and security
  • Spectator behaviour
  • Compliance with licensing requirements
  • Promotion of good community relations
  • Marketing and advertising arrangements

This important role based on ‘observation and reporting’ can continue to assist in raising standards and would be suitable for individuals with a keen eye for detail and a good working knowledge of football.

If you are interested in being part of the NIFL Match Observer Programme for the 2021/2022 season or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Darren Veighey (