The NI Football League are currently seeking expressions of interest for volunteers to be part of the the NIFL Match Observer Programme.

Are you passionate about football? Are you looking for a new challenge?

Now is your chance to be part of the exciting journey by playing a key role in reporting all aspects within the NI Football League.

What is the NIFL Match Observer Programme?

The NIFL Match Observer Programme has been in place since the formation 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.

Why become a NIFL Match Observer?

The primary objective of the Match Observer Programme is to provide independent analysis of matches to ensure minimum standards were being maintained in regards to the overall match day administration and submit reports through the relevant football channels.

The Northern Ireland Football League (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

It is in everyone’s interest that good practice, where it exists, is acknowledged, and shared and remedial action taken when minimum standards are not maintained. This process based on `observation and reporting’ can greatly assist in raising standards but requires the support of all in football in Northern Ireland.

Role Description

The full role description of the NIFL Match Observer Programme can be downloaded here.

Join our team!

If you are interested in being part of the NIFL Match Observer Programme for the or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below or for more information contact Sophie Glendinning ([email protected])

Click here to complete our Expression of Interest Form for the NIFL Match Observer Programme