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Youth Alliance League

The EFL Youth Alliance was formed in the 1998/99 season following the creation of the Academy structure under the Charter for Quality and the League has continued following the introduction of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in 2012.

The Competition comprises of the Under-18 sides from the Category 3 and Category 4 Academy clubs of the EFL and Premier League, along with selected National League clubs. The competition is divided into four Regional Conferences

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The league season is complemented by a keenly contested cup competition. This is initially formatted on a North/South basis with the respective winners of each section meeting in the Youth Alliance Cup Final at an EFL stadium. 



The Alliance receives coverage on the EFL website and a weekly newsletter is distributed to all clubs, local media and other interested parties. Clubs also cover their own progress on their respective websites and many have significant coverage in their matchday programme and magazines.

2018/19 Youth Alliance Merit League Fixtures

Up to date fixtures can be found in the latest Newsletter below. 

2018/19 Newsletters

Youth Alliance Newsletter 32: 18/03/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 31: 11/03/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 30: 04/03/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 29: 26/02/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 28: 18/02/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 27: 11/02/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 26: 04/02/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 25: 28/01/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 24: 21/01/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 23: 14/01/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 22: 07/01/2019

Youth Alliance Newsletter 21: 24/12/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 20: 17/12/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 19: 10/12/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 18: 03/12/2018)

Youth Alliance Newsletter 17: 26/11/2018)

Youth Alliance Newsletter 16: 19/11/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 15: 12/11/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 14: 05/11/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 13: 29/10/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 12: 22/10/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 11: 15/10/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 10: 08/10/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 9: 01/10/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 8: 24/09/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 7: 17/09/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 6: 10/09/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 5: 03/09/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 4: 27/08/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 3: 20/08/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 2: 14/08/2018

Youth Alliance Newsletter 1:  07/08/2018