Northern Inland Football (NIF) is one of seven Member Zones within the State boundaries of Northern NSW Football (NNSWF).
It is, geographically, the largest zone in NNSWF covering an area from Quirindi in the south, up to Tenterfield in the north and out west to Coonabarabran, Moree and Lightning Ridge.
The NIF zone was formed in 2005 with the amalgamation of the North West Soccer Association and the New England Soccer Association.
NIF has a strong membership that includes some 39 Clubs or Associations, 4 branches of Referees Associations and a player base of approximately 5500 registered players.
Junior competitions are conducted across the region in all of the major centres involving around 4500 junior players aged 5 to 18 yrs. The Armidale and Tamworth Associations conduct the largest junior competitions in all age divisions, both non-competitive and competitive.
The senior player ranks are currently steady with player numbers at 850. The commencement of Senior Women’s, Over 35’s and increased player retention from juniors through to senior ranks has seen a steady increase in senior numbers over the last 5 years.
The office of NIF is located at Northern Inland Sports Centre, Suite 3, 468-472 Peel Street, Tamworth. (PO Box 1141, Tamworth. NSW. 2340).