Last updated : Friday, 23 February 2024

Newcastle & District Amateur Football League

The Newcastle & District Amateur Football League (NADAFL) is an amateur football league in Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1956 and currently consists of 37 teams competing in three divisions: Premier, Division One, and Division Two.


The NADAFL was founded in 1956 as the Newcastle Winter League. The league's first season consisted of just eight teams, but it has since grown to become one of the largest amateur football leagues in Northern Ireland. The NADAFL has a long and proud history, and has produced a number of talented players who have gone on to play professional football. Some of the most notable former NADAFL players include Alan Shearer, Steve Bruce, and Peter Beardsley.

Newcastle & District Amateur Football League action

The NADAFL is affiliated to the Irish Football Association (IFA). The league's champions are eligible to compete in the IFA Intermediate Cup.


The NADAFL season runs from August to May. Each team plays each other team in their division twice, once at home and once away. The top two teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams in each division are relegated to the next division.

Newcastle & District Amateur Football League match

The NADAFL also has a number of cup competitions, including the Donard Dairy Shield, the Rathmourne Cup, and the Bobby Dalzell Trophy.

How to get involved

If you are interested in playing in the NADAFL, you can contact the league secretary at The league also has a website at

Newcastle & District Amateur Football League teams

The NADAFL is a great way to get involved in football in Northern Ireland. The league offers a competitive and enjoyable environment for players of all abilities.


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