Football League Youth Alliance

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Football League Youth Alliance
Football League Youth Alliance.png
Founded1997
CountryFlag of England.svg  England
Other club(s) fromFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Divisions4
Promotion to Professional Development League
Relegation to The Football Conference Youth Alliance
League cup(s)Football League Youth Alliance Cup FA Youth Cup
Current champions Newport County
(2016–17)
Current: 2017–18

The Football League Youth Alliance is a youth football competition in England, consisting of four regional divisions. It acts as League 2 of the U18 Professional Development League system.

Contents

Current Structure

Recent champions

SeasonMerit LeagueNorth West ConferenceNorth East ConferenceSouth West ConferenceSouth 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 Leyton Orient Wigan Athletic Mansfield Town Plymouth Argyle Luton Town
2016–17 Newport County Blackpool Mansfield Town Exeter City Leyton Orient
2017–18 Gillingham Rochdale Mansfield Town Exeter City Milton Keynes Dons
2018–19 Southend United Wigan Athletic Grimsby Town Oxford United Northampton Town
2019–20(not completed)(not completed)(not completed) AFC Bournemouth Peterborough United
SeasonMerit League OneMerit League TwoMerit League ThreeNorth West ConferenceNorth East ConferenceSouth West ConferenceSouth East Conference
2020–21 Plymouth Argyle Southend United AFC Bournemouth Fleetwood Town Notts County Oxford United Peterborough United

Youth Alliance Cup

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

Winners

SeasonWinnersRunners-upFinal 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
2017–18 Luton Town Wigan Athletic 1–0
2018–19 Wigan Athletic Exeter City 2–0
2019–20 AFC Wimbledon Rotherham United 1–0
2020–21 Rochdale Gillingham 3–0

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