Clubs vote comprehensively in favour of new domestic structure

The NWCU is delighted to confirm that the proposed changes to playing conditions ahead of the 2021 season have been comprehensively endorsed by the Union’s clubs.


Voting on the separate proposals closed this morning and all five have have easily reached the two-thirds majority required for immediate implementation.


Union Chairman, Brian Dougherty, thanked the work of clubs and staff in the past few months:


“This represents is a ringing endorsement of our proposals. I’d like to thank our hard-working and innovative staff, our Board of Control and most of all the clubs for engaging fully in the discussions, for taking them back to their members and for giving us the green light”



General Manager, Peter McCartney, was delighted that the huge amount of work put in by Union staff had met with widespread approval.


“The response has been really heartening and we now have a chance to try freshen things up at all levels of the game here, from our Under 9’s right up to our men’s and women’s senior game.

There was over 95% support for the league structure and over 90% for the new player points system.

That support, as well as the comments picked up since the process began, will now be used to implement and monitor the changes.

We said from the start that the process would be led by players and clubs and that is exactly what has happened. We wish to thank everyone for their input and support and will continue to liaise with our members over the coming months.”



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