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Irish Football Association


When the Irish Football Association (IFA) needed new personal membership cards for all members of its Adult and Junior Supporters Schemes, it turned to Lisburn based company North Time & Data – a leader in ID solutions in Northern Ireland.

The cards are being issued ahead of the IFA’s World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign, providing members with a range of benefits.  The IFA required a swift response and turned to local company North Time & Data, with whom it has been working since 2005, to develop and mass-produce ID card solutions.

With such a major campaign ahead, North Time & Data recognised the value in offering the complete card management service.  Over 10,000 cards have already been produced to the IFA’s design specification - including barcode on the reverse.  These were then posted directly to members, offering the IFA a hassle-free card solution.

 “The support by North Time and Data during the transition period has been first class, and has saved us at the IFA a lot of time and resource,” comments Jonny McMeekin, Database Manager at the IFA, who provided all data required for the production of the cards.

“We are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious scheme, especially when it means supporting Northern Ireland’s World Cup bid!” added Stephen Brown of North Time & Data.  “The job went smoothly with Payne Security’s help, and the result is a highly professional, modern looking, useful membership card for all Adult and Junior supporters”.

Geoff Wilson Head of Marketing and Communications at the IFA added:   “North Time and Data are a local company who provide an excellent service for the Association.  Membership and Loyalty schemes have been very popular, especially in the football arena, and we hope to continue to develop our relationship with North Time and Data as our membership scheme increases in numbers.”