Northern Ireland Football League officially opened it’s new offices at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in what will be called the “Mervyn Brown Suite” after the late Irish League Secretary.
Mr Brown was the Irish League Secretary from 1986-1992 before his untimely passing at aged 49, but he left a legacy that will now always be remembered with the NIFL offices in his name.
His wife Anne said she was delighted that the new offices had come to fruition.
“Today has been a great success and I cannot think of a more fitting way to commemorate the work done by Mervyn than to have these offices in his name,” said Anne.
“Not only is the office in a prime location overlooking the pitch, but the whole atmosphere is very welcoming and professional; two attributes that Mervyn would be very much an advocate of.
“I thank the NIFL Board, Andrew Johnston and his team for everything they have done to make this happen and I am sure the Mervyn Brown Suite will play an important role in the future of the Irish League as the NIFL continue to develop local football.”
NIFL Managing Director, Andrew Johnston added, “I never had the honour of meeting Mervyn but listening to everyone it is clear that he certainly made a lasting impression on the League. “
“He brought a level of professionalism and a shrewd business mind to football in Northern Ireland and I am extremely proud that our new office is named after him.”