The National Lottery Football Weekends return for the second big weekend and find out how you can get free tickets to a NI Football League game near you!
As part of a celebration of the beautiful game across the UK, the project, backed by the Irish FA, provides an exclusive ticket offer as a thank-you to National Lottery players who have helped keep clubs alive during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last week proved a huge success across participating NIFL clubs with increased attendances and hundreds of supporters claiming their tickets as part of the campaign.
Football was brought to a halt in 2020 and it was during those difficult times that National Lottery players stepped in to help protect many clubs, providing much-needed funding of over £12.5 million across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
As a thank-you for this essential support, clubs across the Danske Bank Premiership, Lough 41 Championship and Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League will, for one home fixture in March or April, run a special ‘Buy One Get One Free’ ticket offer for National Lottery players to watch their local team and experience the vital role clubs play in their communities.
Backed by Gareth McAuley, Ally McCoist and Karen Carney, the campaign is being delivered in partnership with the Irish FA, NIFL, National League, The FA, the Scottish FA and the Football Association of Wales.
The National Lottery has backed grassroots and community football across the UK with £200 million since 1995
To discover more about The National Lottery Football Weekends and to find your nearest match visit www.thenationallotteryfootballweekends.co.uk.
This weekend’s National Lottery Football Weekend games
Danske Bank Premiership fixtures
Friday 25 March
Larne v Ballymena United
Saturday 26 March
Coleraine v Glenavon
Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders
Warrenpoint Town v Linfield
Monday 28 March
Glentoran v Carrick Rangers
Lough 41 Championship fixtures
Saturday 26 March
Annagh United v Dundela
Ballinamallard United v Dergview
Ballyclare Comrades v Newry City
Knockbreda v Institute
Queen’s University v Loughgall
To find out more about your team’s National Lottery Football Weekend offers visit their club website and (or) official social media pages for more information.