Leading Northern Ireland dairy Dale Farm has added a third year to its partnership with the Irish Football Association (IFA)
The agreement will see Dale Farm Dairies support soccer through schoolgirls football, for a further season.
The news has delighted National Women's Coach Alfie Wylie. Speaking of the deal he said: "This is great news for schoolgirls football in this country"
Sara Booth, IFA Women’s Football Co Ordinator added: "The growth of girls football in recent years, especially in schools, has been phenomenal and this sponsorship recognises this,"
"I would like to thank Dale Farm for their continued support and I am looking forward to working with them throughout the season,"
Brian Beattie, Head of Marketing at Dale Farm said: "We are delighted to once again be partnering with the Irish Football Association.
"A worrying statistic is that 80% of girls drop out of all sports after 14 years of age.
"Through working closely with the IFA and creating opportunities for girls to become involved in football at a young age, we hope they will carry on playing the sport throughout their teenage years and beyond."