Bala Town will host Linfield at Maes Tegid on June 17th.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE & THE DAFABET WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE.
PRE-EUROPEAN PREPARATION MATCHES.
In a collaborative attempt to assist clubs representing both Leagues in next season’s UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League, it has been agreed that matches between teams from both countries will face each other on Saturday June 17th.
We are now in a position to confirm that Danske Bank Premiership Champions Linfield will travel to Maes Tegid to take on Bala Town, Kick-Off: 2.00pm.
Further fixtures will be released in due course once arrangements have been confirmed.
Gwyn Derfel, Dafabet Welsh Premier League Secretary commented:
‘Both countries have recognised that the standards of our respective leagues will be judged to a large extent by our performances on the European stage and I’m really pleased that the pro-active relationship between ourselves and NIFL has resulted in meaningful preparation matches which will assist the teams to do as well as possible in both European competitions.’
Andrew Johnston, NIFL Managing Director added:
‘The NIFL are delighted to link up with our counterparts from the Dafabet Welsh Premier League on projects for the development of both leagues. This particular initiative should provide a valuable platform for clubs from both leagues to enhance their preparations for European Club Competitions.