Schools’ football gets banking boost from new sponsor Danske

Pictured from left to right:Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland Manager), Stephen Bloomfield (Deputy Managing Director of Personal Banking, Danske Bank), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland Captain), Bob Nesbitt (Chairman of schools international board), and Ross Redman (Irish Football Association).
Pictured from left to right:Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland Manager), Stephen Bloomfield (Deputy Managing Director of Personal Banking, Danske Bank), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland Captain), Bob Nesbitt (Chairman of schools international board), and Ross Redman (Irish Football Association).

The Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association (NISFA) has been boosted by the forming of a new partnership with Danske Bank.

Danske Bank has come in as the sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland under 18 schoolboys’ team and will also sponsor the Danske Bank Belfast district senior cup final on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Chairman of NISFA, Paul Kerr was thrilled with the addition of a new partner, “It is great that Danske Bank have come on board with us, as a volunteer organisation we try our best to give young people in Northern Ireland the best opportunity to play schools football.

“We feel that partners like Danske Bank can only help maximise schools and schoolboy international football.

“We would especially like to thank Stephen Bloomfield and Nicola McCleery of Danske Bank for their help in the process. This is a great boost,” he added.

Noel McKnight, Chairman of the Belfast and District Secondary Schools FA also welcomed the new partnership, “The Belfast & District Secondary Schools FA is delighted that Danske Bank has invested in schools football and will be the named partner of this year’s Danske Bank Belfast district schools cup final on St. Patrick’s Day. The Belfast district would also like to thank NISFA for their endeavour in sourcing lucrative sponsors such as Danske Bank.”

Stephen Bloomfield, Deputy Managing Director of Personal Banking at Danske Bank said, “Supporting and investing in youth sport is immensely important to Danske Bank. We are very proud of our existing youth partnerships with Danske Bank Schools’ Cup rugby and Danske Bank Ulster Colleges’ GAA and are delighted to add our partnership with Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association to this. We wish this year’s Northern Ireland under 18 schoolboys’ team and all the teams in the Danske Bank Belfast district senior cup the best of luck.”