The NI Football League wish to inform all interested parties seeking promotion into the NIFL Premier Intermediate League that expressions of interest are now open for the 2024/2025 season.
There shall be one place available for promotion into the NIFL Premier Intermediate League for season 2024/25. The place shall be determined by means of a playoff between clubs that have won their respective intermediate leagues highest division in the year seeking promotion.
Deadlines – no application will be accepted after the following deadlines
31 January Expression of Interest
Where any club believes that it will be in a position to qualify for promotion they must apply to the NIFL on the prescribed Expression of Interest form (below)
31 March Ground Inspections
Clubs must arrange ground inspections with the Irish FA and meet the PIL Ground criteria in advance of any playoff. To discuss or arrange inspections please contact IFA Facilities Compliance and Development Manager [email protected]
30 April Ground Approval
Grounds must receive IFA approval by 30 April
31 May Playoff complete
The format and scheduling of the playoff between applicant clubs shall be organised by the IFA Football Committee and all matches must be complete by 31 May
A ground sharing agreement in respect of the club seeking promotion must have been in place, and must be their registered ground, for at least one full season prior to membership of the NIFL Premier Intermediate League and must be for a minimum of one year from the date of membership.
The club finishing bottom of the NIFL Premier Intermediate League shall be relegated provided at least one club is eligible for promotion to the NIFL Premier Intermediate League according to the procedures set out below.
In this instance the relegated club will assume the vacant position, in the relevant Premier Division, created by the Promoted club which shall be guaranteed. Alternatively, the relegated club shall be at liberty to make an application for membership of another intermediate league of their choice.
Clubs may also be invited to an interview with the NIFL as part of the application process and the NIFL Board reserves the right to review and reject entries into the NIFL.