It has been announced that as of June 23rd (AGM) this year the Football Conference Youth Alliance will re-brand as `The National League U19 Alliance’.
This new name will bring the competition into line with its parent competition The National League with the rebrand having received the assent of The National League itself and The Football Association.
Chairman of the FCYA, Wayne Allen commented: “The forthcoming name change will allow the competition to seize the opportunity to reframe a new set of dedicated rules as opposed to the previous youth standardised rules which have caused a number of issues over the preceding years.
It has been clear the league needs more clarity for its day to day operations and we sincerely hope the proposed key changes to our regulations will assist greatly with this.
“The league will now be able to demonstrate that with the age group focused more at under-19 level and with a full membership of 108 clubs for next season, not only will it determine that new applicants need to be of the highest quality, as defined by our membership criteria, it also places existing members on notice that the competition will continue to strive to enhance its unique position and reputation in the game and prevent any slippage in standards from those demanded by a national competition.”