Protocols for Pre-Season Friendlies

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Some of the protocols detailed on the IFA web site please take the time to read the full document -

Players to turn up and leave with their own kits.

Changing rooms must remain closed except for toilet and hand washing facilities

Each player to have their own named water bottle.

No spitting, booking offence.

Clubs must appoint a COVID-19 officer and pass details into the league.

Social distancing guidance should be adhered to when not on the field of play. Substitute area to be arranged to allow for social distancing.


Glenn Buchanan and Gerry Murray will taking charge of the friendly appointments for referees.

They can be contacted as follows;

Glenn Buchanan


Gerry Murray


Glenn will be in charge of appointments in the Banbridge, Lisburn, Dromore, Newry and Mourne areas. Gerry will be in charge of appointments in the Dungannon, Cookstown, Portadown and Craigavon areas.

Please note

 NO club should contact a referee directly. All appointments must go through either Glenn or Gerry. This ensures that we do not have multiple referees arriving to the same game.

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