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Spectator behaviour

Laws are in force to improve spectator behaviour at major sporting events in Northern Ireland.

These include offences for indecent or sectarian chanting and pitch invasion. The laws aim to help create a more welcoming and family-friendly environment at games.

Range of offences

The new legislation also includes the offence of throwing missiles on to a pitch and possessing alcohol on hired transport on the way to major sports events.

You can find out more about the new laws at the page below:

Spectator behaviour at sporting events (leisure, home and community section)

The offences apply to major sporting events. This will include international football matches, Premiership and Championship matches, gaelic games played at county grounds and rugby matches at Ravenhill.

The Irish FA have produced advertising material placed below to help raise awareness for these guidelines, click here or the download below to access a copy place around your club to take part in promotion of these important rules.

Rules and regulations