The NI Football League can proudly unveil the new uhlsport match ball for the 2020/2021 season as picked by the fans!
Last year, we asked the loyal Irish League supporters to pick from a selection of designs for the new season to have their say. With over 52% of the votes across three options, the stylish electric blue panelled match ball was a popular choice.
As part of the launch of the new season ball, supporters from each of the Danske Bank Premiership clubs were amongst the first to get their hands on the new ball, including Portadown father and son duo Mark and Jackson Beattie.
Andrew Johnston, NIFL Managing Director said: “Having the supporters pick the new season football was important to us to show our appreciation for the role they play in creating the unique identity of our league.”
“We have a proud partnership with uhlsport and we are sure the supporters will be pleased with another great ball that will be instantly recognisable when we return to action.”
Brian Hutchinson, uhlsport said: “We are delighted to continue to supply the NI Football League with the official match ball for the new season and it’s important to us that the supporters have been recognised during this difficult year for everyone.”
The new look ball has already debuted in last month’s UEFA Europa League qualifying game between Glentoran and HB Torshavn will take pride of place for the resumption of all competitive games in the NI Football League, which are provisionally due to start in October 2020.
Supporters or clubs wanting to purchase the new uhlsport match ball can do so via KlubFunder.