SAFIB have secured a broadcast deal with the BBC that will see teams from all the Home Nations and the Republic of Ireland play in the Centenary Shield in March and April 2022. Games will be shown live across BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport app and connected Red Button.
This new broadcast deal is a fantastic opportunity for all competing nations and SAFIB are excited that 2022 will raise the profile of schools’ football and showcase the commitment and abilities of all those involved.
SAFIB Secretary, Mike Spinks, commented: “This is fantastic news. The BBC has a global reputation for showcasing topflight international sport and we are very excited to see the Centenary Shield included as another example of this activity.”
Games will commence from Thursday 3 March 2022 for 8 weeks, with Scotland kicking off their campaign at home to Northern Ireland.
All matches will be starting at 7pm.