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Altrincham FC Youth (u-18)

Above: Altrincham FC Youth line up on 15 October 2017.
SK KITS have kindly sponsored and supplied the Youth Team's kit.



Altrincham's Youth side is managed for 2017-18 by Paul Fay, assisted by Sam Heathcote. The team plays in the North West Youth Alliance (Under-18s) Premier Division.

Altrincham FC Youth currently (November 2017) play their league and league cup games at Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP

FA Youth Cup games are played at Moss Lane. Altrincham & District FA games are usually held at Trafford FC, Shawe View, Flixton.

  • North West Youth Alliance League


    16 December 2018


    Like the Reserves on Saturday, Altrincham FC Youth found the net five times this Sunday as they won away at Ashton Athletic, 5-1. They lie third in the NWYA Premier Division, but have a game in hand on second-placed Chester who are three points ahead of them. The leaders are Hyde United who have played four games more than Alty and are five points ahead of them.

    Next up the Youth team play in the Open Cup on 6 January 2019 against the Southport FC Development Squad in the Open Cup 3rd Round at Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP.

    26 November 2018


    In Sunday's Open Cup home match, Altrincham FC Youth defeated Newton Heath Locos 6-0.
    12 November 2018


    Altrincham FC Youth hammered Southport 6-1 on Sunday in the NWYA Premier Division. They currently lie third in the division behind Chester and leaders Hyde. Hyde have played three more games than both Alty and Chester.

    On 25 November in the Open Cup, Alty entertain Newton Heath Locos.

    4 November 2018


    On Sunday Altrincham FC Youth were awarded a walkover against Witton Wanderers in the NWYA Open Cup. In the same competition Curzon Ashton Youth beat St John's Chorlton 25-1!

    Next Sinday at 2pm Alty Youth are at home to Southport at Manchester Health Academy, M23 9BP.

    1 November 2018


    Above: Alty line up before kick-off.

    On Thursday night Altrincham hosted Oldham Athletic in the FA Youth Cup with an away tie against Sunderland the prize in the next round. But it was the visitors who secured a comfortable 6-1 victory.

    Altrincham were up against it as early as the third minute when Oldham took the lead. It was 3-0 to the visitors by the interval and after the break Norman completed his hat-trick for Oldham. By 90 minutes it was 5-0 to the Latics. In added time, from outside the box, Dontai Gabidon scored a fine consolation goal off the underside of the bar but Oldham had the last word as they swept straight to the other end to make it 6-1. There is a match report here

    16 October 2018


    Tadcaster Albion have highlights of their defeat by Altrincham in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night. As previously reported, Altrincham are now at home to Oldham Athletic Youth in the First Round Proper on a date to be arranged.

    Altrincham have previously reached this stage in 2001-02, 2003-04, 2013-4 and 2015-16, under George Heslop's managership.

    A 3-2 home win over Leek Town started the 2001-02 cup run, followed by another home win, 3-1, against Scottish club Gretna who were playing in the English pyramid at the time. A 2-1 away win at Morecambe led to a trip to The Racecourse Ground where the Dragons overcame Alty 2-1.

    The 2003-04 run in the FA Youth Cup ended in a 4-0 defeat at Oakwell to Barnsley. In earlier rounds Alty had squeezed through 4-3 after extra time at Radcliffe Borough before being granted a walkover against Louth. Home wins against Yorkshire clubs Pickering Town and Hallam followed before the clash with a third Yorkshire club in the shape of Barnsley.

    In 2013-14 in the First Qualifying Round a Max Pouncey goal in the sixth added minute saw them home at Runcorn Town. A 4-1 win over Vauxhall Motors followed before Nostell Miners' Welfare were beaten 10-3 at Moss Lane, with Pouncey netting five times. That win earned a home tie against Wrexham which Alty won 2-1. However, a Second Round Proper match at the Bescot Stadium saw Walsall beat Alty 4-0. The Saddlers' team that night included Amadou Bakayoko, who nowadays is in Coventry City's first team in League One. (Action from the Walsall game is seen, right).

    In 2015-16 season, wins in three successive away ties earned Altrincham a First Round home match against Rochdale which they lost 2-0. In the three previous rounds Alty had disposed of FC United of Manchester 3-1 in the First Qualifying Round before a long trip to Cumbria saw Workington beaten 4-2. Another lengthy trip followed, to Newcastle Benfield, where Alty won 2-1.

    15 October 2018


    On Monday night, Altrincham FC Youth played their FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying tie at Tadcaster Albion and won 4-2. Three Alty goals just before the interval determined the ultimate outcome.

    The prize for Altrincham is a home tie in the First Round Proper against Oldham Athletic Youth.

    2 October 2018


    On Wednesday evening (7.45pm), Altrincham FC Youth take on Daisy Hill in the FA Youth Cup.
    1 October 2018


    Altrincham FC Youth warmed up for Wednesday evening's FA Youth Cup clash at Daisy Hill with a 7-1 win on Saturday against Avro. Their next league game is away to Prescot Cables, who they then meet again the following Sunday (14th) in the NWYA Neil Thomason Cup.
    16 September 2018


    On Sunday, Altricham's Youth team beat Prescot Cables 8-2. The goals came from substitute Max Lewens, who hit a hat-trick, and from Ben Elliott and Curtis Miller (two apiece), Dontai Gabidon.

    The Alty team (in a/z order) was Louie Barrett, Elliot Coleman, Oliver Culkin, Ben Elliott, Dontai Gabidon, Callum Graham, Josh Mehta, Curtis Miller, Jack Ryan, Patrick Savage, Luke Sowerby. Substitutes: Sam Harding, Max Lewens, Billy Matthews, Cade Preston, Robbie Leigh.

    Meanwhile, the Youth team awaits the draw for the next round of the FA Youth Cup after their prospective opponents in the First Qualifying Round, Lancaster City, withdrew from the competition this week. The second Qualifying Round is scheduled for the week commencing 1st October.

    5 September 2018


    In the F.A. Youth Cup Preliminary Round, at Ashton Town, Altrincham led 4-0 by the interval thanks to goals by Gabidon (19 mins), Barrett (24 mins) Ryan (42 mins) and an own-goal off Powell (44 mins).

    Gabidon got his second (56 mins) to make the final score 5-0 to the visitors.

    In the next round, Lancaster City will host Altrincham at The Giant Axe, in a fortnight's time (exact date TBA).

    3 September 2018


    After losing 4-0 at AFC Fylde a fortnight ago in their opening league match of the season, this Sunday, Altrincham Youth bounced back and won, at home, against Chorley by six goals to two.
    6 August 2018


    The following fixtures are supplied by the FA...
    • 19/08/18 14:30 AFC Fylde v Altrincham
    • 2/09/18 14:30 Altrincham v Chorley @ Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP
    • 09/09/18 14:30 Curzon Ashton v Altrincham
    • 16/09/18 19:30 Altrincham v Tranmere Rovers @Solar Campus CH45 8RE
    • 23/09/18 14:30 Altrincham v Hyde United @ Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP
    • 23/09/18 19:30 Altrincham v Chester FC @ Boughton Hall Cricket Club CH3 5EL

    20 July 2018


    One of Altrincham's rivals in the NW Youth Alliance, Chorley, report that their "under-18s head into the 2018/19 North West Youth Alliance Premier Division campaign with a new man at the helm. Declan Williams, an experienced UEFA B licence coach who's worked across the football spectrum in the UK and aboard, has stepped up from a successful spell with our under-16s. Last season's manager Ben Howard joins The Magpies' Development Squad.

    Joining Dec in the revamped management setup is former Development Squad coach Dale Boydell. Taking the role of assistant manager, the former semi-pro and army skipper will fulfil the position while completing his UEFA B license.

    Dave Livesey is the third member of the team, moving up with Dec from the under-16s side. A professional during a short spell at Burnley in his younger days, Dave brings a huge amount of experience to the role of coach.

    'We are looking forward to our season with the new under-18s squad,' Dec told 'There are around 40 players to look at for our upcoming season, so the expansion of our management team was a necessity. We can't wait to see what all the lads are capable of.'"

    1 May 2018


    Altrincham FC will be holding Youth team trials on 10th June for the 2018/19 season. These are for players born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2004. To participate, please e-mail to register your interest.

    Meanwhile, details of Altrincham's first-team trials, on 5th May, are here.

    29 April 2018


    On Sunday Altrincham exited the NWYA Open Cup, losing 1-0 at Heswall FC. The only remaining fixture is a league game at home to Prescot Cables on 20 May.

    Harry Sheridan, who made his first-team debut last week against Marine, has received a three-match ban for his red card in the Youth team match on 22 April.

    22 April 2018


    Above: Alty line up to defend a first-half freekick against Curzon Ashton.

    In an eventful match which involved three pitches, three red cards and five goals, Altrincham bowed out of the Neil Thomason Trophy at the semi-final stage, having taken a 2-0 lead in the first half.

    Match report here

    In the other semi-final, Chester FC won 5-0 at Heswall.

    Alty Youth's next match is on Sunday (29th) away to Heswall in the North West Youth Alliance Open Cup.