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Date: 10/04/2019 | Ref. 798104

10th April 2019
Julie Nelson (Crusaders),Emma Higgins(Glentoran),Laura Clarke(Comber Rec),Marissa Callaghan(Cliftonville)Kirsty McGuinness(Linfield),Claragh Connor(Sion Swifts) Bronagh McGuinness (Derry City) pictured with Sue O'Neill Chair of NIFLWomens premiership committee and Vicky Davies MD of Strategy and Corporate Development at Danske Bank at the launch of the new season.

Danske Bank Womens Premiership season kicks off at the National Stadium

The 2019 Danske Bank Womens Premiership season was officially launched at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park this evening, with representatives and players from all seven teams in attendance.
Last years reigning champions, Linfield, will be looking to win their fourth consecutive league title with new challengers Comber Rec Ladies joining the league this season, alongside Cliftonville Ladies, Crusaders Strikers, Derry City, Glentoran Women and Sion Swifts Ladies.
Chairperson of the Womens Premiership Committee Sue ONeill said:
We are extremely excited about the 2019 season, and are delighted to welcome Comber Rec Ladies to the Premiership. The partnership between NI Football League and Danske Bank continues to allow us to shine a light on the best of womens football in Northern Ireland, through the Danske Bank Womens Premiership. As our league continues to grow, we have a huge opportunity to raise the profile of womens football, and with Danske Banks support, were looking forward to a really exciting season of football.
Vicky Davies, Managing Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Danske Bank added:
This is now the fourth season in which we have been the title sponsor of the Danske Bank Womens Premiership. As we approached the 2019 season, weve already seen 11 Danske Bank Womens Premiership players represent Northern Ireland on the international stage, and just last week, 14 stars of the Premiership were selected for the Northern Ireland under 19 womens squad for the elite stages of qualifying for the Womens Under-19 Euros.
That is testament to the talented players in this league, as well increased media coverage and more players joining our Premiership clubs at youth level. We hope that over the course of this season, we can offer our clubs further support, and we see it as a great opportunity to give Northern Irish womens football at all levels the status and recognition it deserves, helping to grow the game and develop the next squad of international footballers.
The season kicks off on Wednesday 17 April 2018.

Photograph-Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

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