IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL introduce a winter ball

NIFL's new fluorescent yellow ball, which will be used for the first time this weekend.
NIFL's new fluorescent yellow ball, which will be used for the first time this weekend.

For the first time ever in the Irish League, a coloured winter ball will be used at all NI Football League games for the next three months, starting this weekend.

The uhlsport Infinity Series: Revolution 3.0 matchball certainly is hard to miss as it is bright fluorescent yellow in colour, with all 12 Danske Bank Premiership clubs having their own logo also placed on each of their matchballs.

“As far as we are aware this is the first time we have ever used a different coloured matchball throughout the winter months and I thank uhlsport for working with us to get all of the branded balls ready for November,” said NIFL Managing Director Andrew Johnston.

“We launched our partnership with uhlsport ahead of the start of this season and there has been excellent feedback from around the clubs on the performance of the uhlsport matchballs. This is obviously very important for the NIFL and for all of the players in our competitions. Our partnership has also been a huge success from a branding perspective too with, each ball having our corporate logo on it which can be clearly seen in many of the photographs used by the media.”

The uhlsport Infinity Series: Revolution 3.0 matchball uses their patented Tri Concept panel design to ensure optimum flight stability and roundness with an Advanced Chamber System to keep air loss to a minimum.