Football League Youth Alliance

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Football League Youth Alliance
Football League Youth Alliance.png
Founded1997
Country England
Other club(s) from Wales
Divisions4
Promotion toProfessional Development League
Relegation toThe Football Conference Youth Alliance
League cup(s)Football League Youth Alliance Cup FA Youth Cup
Current championsNewport County
(2016–17)
2017–18

The Football League Youth Alliance is a youth football competition in England, consisting of four regional divisions. It acts as League 3 of the U18 Professional Development League system.

Current Structure[edit]

Recent champions[edit]

Season Merit League
(National Champions)
North West Conference North East Conference South West Conference South East Conference
2007–08[1] Not contested Walsall Hull City Plymouth Argyle Queens Park Rangers
2008–09[2] Not contested Wrexham Chesterfield Swindon Town Southend United
2009–10[3] Not contested Preston North End Hull City Swindon Town Millwall
2010–11[4] Not contested Rochdale Chesterfield Swindon Town Queens Park Rangers
2011–12[5] Not contested Preston North End Hull City Plymouth Argyle Queens Park Rangers
2012–13[6] Not contested Wrexham Hull City Bristol Rovers Portsmouth
2013–14 Not contested Blackpool Bradford City Exeter City Colchester United
2014–15 Not contested Bury Bradford City AFC Bournemouth Barnet
2015–16 Not contested Wigan Athletic Mansfield Town Plymouth Argyle Luton Town
2016–17 Newport County Blackpool Mansfield Town Exeter City Leyton Orient
2017–18 Rochdale Mansfield Town Exeter City Milton Keynes Dons

Youth Alliance Cup[edit]

The Youth Alliance also operates a cup competition known as the Football League Youth Alliance Cup.[7]

Winners[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up Final result
2006–07 Stockport County Colchester United 5–2
2007–08 Hull City Colchester United 3–0
2008–09[8] Grimsby Town Queens Park Rangers 2–1
2009–10[9] Queens Park Rangers Stockport County 4–3
2010–11[10] Wycombe Wanderers Darlington 0–0 Wycombe win 4–2 on penalties
2011–12[7] Doncaster Rovers Exeter City 4–0
2012–13[11] Bristol Rovers Carlisle United 3–1
2013–14 Colchester United Bradford City 4–2
2014–15 Oldham Athletic Milton Keynes Dons 4–0
2015–16 Luton Town Shrewsbury Town 2–1
2016–17 AFC Bournemouth Wigan Athletic 4–2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puma Youth Alliance Honours" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Puma Youth Alliance Honours 2008–09 Season" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Puma Youth Alliance Honours 2009–10 Season" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Puma Youth Alliance Honours 2010–11 Season" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Puma Youth Alliance Honours 2011–12 Season" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Football League Youth Alliance newsletter 35 2012–13" (PDF).
  7. ^ a b "The Football League | FL Trust | Youth Development | Rovers win Footb…". archive.is. 3 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Grimsby Town | News | Latest News | Latest News | Town Fight Back To Lift Trophy". world.grimsby-townfc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  9. ^ "The Football League | Youth Alliance | Youth Alliance Latest News | Youth Alliance News Detail | QPR triumph in Youth Cup". 29 September 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers | News | Latest News | Latest News | U18S CLINCH YOUTH ALLIANCE CUP". world.wycombewanderers.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  11. ^ "The Football League | Youth Alliance | Youth Alliance Latest News | Youth Alliance News Detail | Rovers win Youth Alliance Cup". 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2018.

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