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Football League Youth Alliance

 

Football League Youth Alliance

Football League Youth Alliance
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Country England and Wales
Founded 1997
Divisions 4
Number of teams 58
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Premier Academy League
Domestic cup(s) FA Youth Cup
League cup(s) Football League Youth Alliance Cup
Current champions Wrexham (North West)
Hull City (North East)
Bristol Rovers (South West)
? (South East)
(2012-13)
2013-14

The Football League Youth Alliance (known sometimes as the Puma Youth Alliance after its sponsors, Puma) is the third tier of youth football competition in England, beneath the Professional Development League (until 2012 known as FA Premier Academy League). It was founded in 1997 at the same time as the expansion of the Premier Academy League (which is for clubs with Academy status), and is contested between Football League member clubs with Centre of Excellence status.

Current Structure

  • See Youth Alliance Newsletter 12/13 for 2012–13 season league tables.

The competition is currently (as of 2012–13) contested by 52 clubs, split into four regional conferences: North-West (16 teams), North-East (12 teams), South-West (9 teams) and South-East (15 teams).

Recent champions

Season North West Conference North East Conference South West Conference South East Conference
2007/08[1] Walsall Hull City Plymouth Argyle Queens Park Rangers
2008/09[2] Wrexham Chesterfield Swindon Town Southend United
2009/10[3] Preston North End Hull City Swindon Town
2010/11[4] Rochdale Chesterfield Swindon Town Queens Park Rangers
2011/12[5] Preston North End Hull City Plymouth Argyle Queens Park Rangers
2012/13[6] Wrexham Hull City Bristol Rovers

Youth Alliance Cup

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

Winners

Season Winners Runners-up Final result
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[11] Doncaster Rovers Exeter City 4-0
2012/13[12] Bristol Rovers Carlisle United 3-1

See also

References

External links

  • Official page on the Football League website
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