Above: Alty line-up before the kick off at Walsall, November 2013.
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Altrincham's Youth side is managed by George Heslop, ably assisted by former Alty player Paul Jones. The team plays in the North West Youth Alliance (Under-18s) Premier Division. I am very grateful to George for his help in providing information for this page. If anyone else has information on the Youth team, I am always happy to receive it. You can e-mail me here. John Laidlar.

Altrincham FC Youth play their league and league cup games at Hale Country Club & Spa, Clay Lane, Timperley, adjacent to Bowdon RUFC, WA15 7AF.

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

  • North West Youth Alliance League
    4 July 2014


    The draws for the early rounds of the FA Youth Cup have been made and Altrincham have been favoured with a home draw. In the Preliminary Round, to be played in the week commencing 8 September, Alty host Colne at the J. Davidson Stadium. Should they win that tie they would host either Irlam or Glossop North End in the First Round Qualifying, two weeks later.

    In the Cheshire County Football Association District Youth Challenge Cup League 1, Altrincham & District FA (comprising Altrincham FC players) play Mid-Cheshire FA (away) on Sunday, 7 September, Chester FA (away) on Sunday, 12 October Stockport (home) on Sunday, 19 October 2014 and Ruincorn (home) on Sunday, 9 November.

    16 June 2014


    Altrincham FC Youth have appointed former player Dan Millen as Assistant Manager and Team Coach. George Heslop is remaining as Manager and he says "If there is anyone out there who would like to assist with First Aid or physio, please contact me on 0161 718-0624".
    22 May 2014


    It was a successful season for both the Altrincham FC under-18s Youth team and the under-17s. The Under-18s were runners up in the Premier League of the NW Youth Alliance and also did well in the FA Youth Cup, reaching the second round. The under-17s, meanwhile, won the NWYA President's Cup.

    To mark their achievements, there will be a Presentation Evening on Friday (23 May) at 7 p.m. in the Noel White Suite. During the evening the players will be given an insight into the new Altrincham FC Development Squad and awards will be to players of both the NWYA Premier Division side and the First Division side. Of course, the main award of the evening is the James Black Trophy, presented by James's parents in memory of their son who was an ardent Alty supporter until his untimely death.

    11 May 2014


    Sunday's final league game for Altrincham Youth was called off a quarter of an hour after it should have started, owing to a couple of small waterlogged patches on the pitch. It will now be for the NW Youth Alliance League to decide whether the game is to be played in midweek at Abbey Hey's Knutsford base of Egerton Boys' Club, or whether it will be declared a draw. If it is a draw, that would be sufficient to give Altrincham second place in the Premier League table.
    5 May 2014


    Sunday's 2-1 win by Alty Youth over Witton Albion is the subject of a match report.

    Above - Alty defend their goal. Left to right, Josh Samberg, Tom Westall, Tom Clarke and Elliott Messam

    Altrincham are at home to Abbey Hey next Sunday (2pm).


    Altrincham ended Chester's long unbetaen run recently but Chester FC report that they "completed another milestone in a memorable season, as they became the first Chester FC side to win the Neil Thomasson Cup. Two Tom Batten penalties were enough for the Blues to see off a full-time Abbey Hey side, based at Knutsford College...

    The Youth Team’s attention now turns to the final game of the season, the North West Youth Alliance Open Cup final against our own Chester Colts side who have enjoyed an impressive Second Division season, winning their own league and cup double, guaranteeing a Chester FC treble, one way or another".

    The Neil Thomason Cup is named after the late Altrincham FC youth coach who helped manager George Heslop for a number of years, but sadly died at a young age.

    2 May 2014


    Playing their third game of the week, on Thursday night Alty Youth beat Warrington Town 1-0, with a goal from Tom Westall and an "assist" by Joe Coffey. The team is in action again on Sunday at home to Witton Albion (2pm).
    29 April 2014


    Altrincham FC Youth beat Chester FC Youth 2-1 on Tuesday night, the fist time the Chester side had lost a league match in two years. Trailing 1-0, ALtrincham scored twice through Tom Wtall and Max Pouncey to secure the victory. Alty's busy week contnues with more home matches against Warrington Town (Thursday 1 May), Witton Albion (Sunday 4 May) and Abbey Hey (Sunday 11 May).


    The above photo shows the Altrincham FC Under-17s who won the North West Youth Alliance League's First Division (President's) Cup on Sunday. They beat Ashton Town, 2-1, at Daisy Hill FC.

    The line up in the photo is as follows...

    Back row, left to right:- Marc Bellingham, Adam Bond, Ben Reid, Jimi Folagbade, Connor Hancock, James Farrington, Jake Foy, Sam Heathcote, Laurence Robinson, Will Foster, James Campion, Reece Dwyer

    Front row, left to right:- Laurence Taylor, Aaron Goldman, Jamie Burrows, Luke Cousins, Luke Crompton, Shaun Arrowsmith. Absent from the photo is T'Rell Reilly.

    After going behind to an early goal, Altrincham came back with goals from Ben Reid and Luke Crompton to lead 2-1 at half time. Following a tense last 15 minutes, the score remained 2-1.

    Altrincham's under-18s Youth Team is at home to Chester FC tonight at Hale Country Club, Clay Lane (6.30pm).


    Altrincham FC Youth lost 2-5 away to Abbey Hey on Sunday. They are at home to Chester tonight (29 April) at 6.30pm at HAle Country Club, Clay Lane.
    23 April 2014


    Alty Youth lost 0-1 to Hyde on Tuesday evening. Their next game is on Sunday, away to Abbey Hey.
    14 April 2014


    Right: Louis Brown (no.11) receives his team-mates' congratulations after scoring the game's only goal.

    Manager George Heslop was well enough after his recent bout of ill-health to watch the Altrincham FC Youth team, in the charge of his assistant manager Paul Jones, beat Morecambe 1-0 at Clay Lane on Sunday afternoon. Louis Brown scored the only goal, which keeps Altrincham third in the table. A match report is here>

    The next Youth team fixtures, as listed on the FA website, are:

    • Tue. 22/04/14 home to Hyde FC
    • Sun. 27/04/14 away to Abbey Hey.

    The latest league table is here.

    10 April 2014


    Altrincham FC Youth won their Thursday-night game at Witton Albion, 2-1. They are at home to Morecambe this Sunday (13th, 2.30pm). Louis Potts and Spencer Cunliffe netted the goals, the latter a thirty-yarder.
    6 April 2014


    Today's Youth team match at home to Chester FC has had to be postponed owing to the state of the pitch at Clay Lane. The next scheduled match is on Tuesday, also at Clay Lane, against Warrington Town, k.o. 6.15pm, followed by a trip to Witton on Thursday 10th (6.15pm).
    2 April 2014


    Goals from Spencer Cunliffe, Louis Potts and Max Pouncey secured a 3-1 win for Altrincham FC Youth at Warrington Town this evening.
    31 March 2014


    A 3-0 away win at Skelmersdale United was secured on Sunday, thanks to goals by Spencer Cunliffe, Louis Brown and Max Pouncey.

    On Wednesday, Altrincham are away at Warrington Town before meeting Chester FC at home next Sunday.

    23 March 2014


    Today's youth team game at home to Abbey Hey has been postponed. The next scheduled game is away at Skelmersdale United Youth, next Sunday.
    17 March 2014


    Altrincham FC Youth beat Skelmersdale United Youth 2-1 last Sunday; next Sunday's scheduled fixture is at home to Abbey Hey.
    10 March 2014


    After Alty's first team and Ladies won their matches this weekend, the Youth Team completed a treble of victories for the Club this weekend. Altrincham FC Youth had a 5-1 win away to Macclesfield Town at Salford sports Village. The latest NWYA Premier League table is here.


    Altrincham are scheduled to entertain Skelmersdale United in the NWYA Premier League table next Sunday (16th, 2.30pm).
    8 March 2014


    The FA fixture list is now showing Altrincham away to Macclesfield Town on Sunday (9th).
    26 February 2014


    Chester FC report that "Chester FC Youth edged ever closer to lifting the North West Youth Alliance Premier Division trophy with a 4-1 home win against a strong Altrincham outfit.

    The Blues were forced to come from behind, with four second half goals handing the Young Seals victory. Goals from Man of the Match Joe Williams, Stephen Wilson and Tom Batten gave the Blues the three points to extend their lead at the top of the league.

    It was the visiting side who began the stronger of the two teams as Chester struggled to produce the football that had seen them undefeated in 22 competitive games this season... Altrincham set the tempo and dictated how the game was run early on. Adam Garner headed off the line from a corner to prevent the Blues falling behind before Garner was then penalised for a tackle inside the area, with the referee awarding a penalty despite Chester’s appeals. Ryan Neild was sent the wrong way as the penalty was converted and Altrincham took the lead...

    A pleasing victory for the Blues, showing impressive character to come from behind in the second half and come away with a cushion between them and their opponents".


    The Boston Target says that "Dennis Greene expects Kyle Dixon to return to Boston United after the on-loan midfielder was recalled by Notts County.

    The Pilgrims had agreed to extend the 19-year-old’s loan until the end of the season, but a midfield injury crisis at Meadow Lane meant he was needed by Magpies boss Shaun Derry".

    23 February 2014


    League leaders Chester FC beat Altrincham FC Youth 4-1 on Sunday. Alty are at home to Hyde FC next Sunday (2.30pm).
    2 February 2014


    As I discovered on arriving at the deserted ground at Hale, Sunday's Alty Youth match against Warrington Town was postponed. The latest youth table is here. The next scheduled match is at home to Chester FC next Sunday at home, 2.30pm.
    26 January 2014


    Given the appalling weather overnight and this morning, it comes as no surprise that today's scheduled youth team game at Chester has been postponed. The NWYA fixtures have Warrington Town visiting the Hale Country Club and Spa next Sunday (NB this is a 2.30pm kick off).
    18 January 2014


    Though there was nothing on the respective FA websites to say so, the Cheshire FA v Devon FA County Youth Cup match was moved mid-morning from Macclesfield to Vauxhall Motors due to the unplayable pitch at the Moss Rose. Cheshire lost 0-1 aet.
    17 January 2014


    On Saturday next, at 1pm, the Cheshire County Youth team takes on Devon at Macclesfield in the quarter final of the FA County Youth Cup. The squad is: Richard Barnes, David Brown (Altrincham), Tom Peers, Liam Turner, Stephen Bullen (Altrincham), Josh Samberg (Altrincham), Chris Bibby, Lloyd Pownall, Max Pouncey (Altrincham), Carl Fenton, Regan Jolliffe, Callum Woods, Louis Potts (Altrincham), Jack Nichols, Danny Bruce, Jack Mason, Joe Jones, Danny Williams. Admission charges are adults £2 , juniors £1.

    The Devon FA announces that "For the first time in over 20 years the Devon FA U18 Rep Side has made it to the Quarter Final of The FA County Youth Cup. On Saturday 18th January we take on Cheshire FA at Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose... Cheshire will provide tough opposition though having defeated holders Manchester FA 1-0 in the 3rd round... There is also the added incentive of a home semi final against the winner of Lancashire v Northumberland".

    Owing to the above County commitments, Altrincham FC Youth have no match this Sunday.

    14 January 2014


    Altrincham FC contributed five players to the Cheshire FA team which trounced Lincolnshire 8-3 last weekend. The Cheshire County FA reports that its youth team "moved to within three points of table toppers Durham FA in the Association of Northern Counties Youth Competition after thrashing Lincolnshire FA at Vauxhall Motors’ Rivacre Park.

    Jack Mason, Louis Potts and John Dawson all scored a brace with Joe Woolley and Callum Woods adding a goal apiece as Cheshire ran riot. The result comes at the perfect time, acting as a real confidence boost as the team prepare for their FA County Youth Cup Quarter Final against Devon FA next Saturday... Three goals in as many minutes saw Cheshire race into a five goal lead. [Alty's] Potts started off the madness, finishing smartly to make it four, Woolley added a fifth after Woods saw a penalty saved and then Potts claimed his second showing calmness and composure to rifle past the Lincolnshire custodian.

    A half-time a score line of 6-1" led to an 8-3 win "Although they had conceded three, it was almost a perfect performance by the Cheshire lads... If they play like they did here, there is every chance that come Saturday evening the team will be looking forward to the prospect of an FA County Youth Cup Semi Final"

    13 January 2014


    Altrincham FC Youth won their away league match against Morecambe "A" 8-2 on Sunday. There is a brief match report, courtesy of George Heslop, here.
    6 January 2014


    Alty Youth's game at home to Abbey Hey on Sunday was postponed due to effects of the wet weather on the pitch. The next scheduled game is away to Morecambe on Sunday, 12 January.
    22 December 2013


    The scheduled league game between Witton Albion and Altrincham FC Youth was postponed on Sunday. The next scheduled league match is on Sunday, 5 January, at home to Abbey Hey.
    15 December 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth drew 2-2 at home to Prescot Cables on Sunday. Kane Hughes and Tom Westall were the scorers, whilst Gary Scott was there to see his son Dylan, who plays for Prescot.

    Meanwhile Alty had representatives on both sides in the national FA County Youth Cup match which ended Manchester FA 0 Cheshire FA 1. Cheshire now meet Devon with the winners at home to Lancashire, Cambridgeshire or Northumberland.

    Before Saturday's game Manchester County FA "announced their squad to face Cheshire in the third round of the FA County Youth Cup this weekend. Jamie Blood's side saw off Liverpool in an eagerly anticipated second round tie and will have their sights set on taking the County FA a step closer to a second consecutive final... Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium will play host on Saturday after the Evostik Northern Premier League outfit agreed to become the home ground of the MCFA representative side, subject to first team fixtures".

    The Manchester squad included Alty Youth players Spencer Cunliffe (Xaverian College), Joe Hankinson (Hopwood Hall), Kane Hughes (Hopwood Hall).

    6 December 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth defender David Brown has reached the final 32 in the selection process for the English Schools' team. David has been invited to Lilleshall in January for the final stage of the squad selection process. David is following in the footsteps of Rob Gilroy, who captained the England Schools side last year. Following changes in the age criteria, Rob is now too old to qualify for this season's team.
    4 December 2013


    The next scheduled game is away to Prescot Cables on Sunday, 8 December, in the NWYA Premier League.

    The latest table for Altrincham FC in the NW Youth Alliance Premier is here.

    1 December 2013


    Ashton Athletic, who were Altrincham FC Youth's opponents in Sunday's NWYA Premier match at Clay Lane, were only able to field eight players. Yet the visitors took the lead before going down 7-2. Match report here.

    Right, we see Kane Hughes and Max Pouncey involved in second-half goalmouth action.

    25 November 2013


    A report on Alty Youth's defeat on Sunday in the Neil Thomason Cup is here, along with the other results in the competition.

    Right: Derek Ubah clears as David Brown (no.2), goalkeeper Steve Bullen, and left-back Matt Graetzer help out against Morecambe.

    Other results in the Neil Thomason Cup were<

    • Curzon Ashton 5-1 Ashton Athletic
    • Hyde 1-3 Abbey Hey a.e.t.

    In the league...

    24 November 2013


    It was an unhappy day for the youth players of Altrincham FC as they went out of two competitions on Sunday.

    The Under-17 team, playing as the Altrincham and District FA representative side, were three minutes from a place in the final of the Cheshire County FA's District Cup, as they led 2-1 at Mossley against Stalybridge & District FA. But a late equalizer meant that Mid-Cheshire FA clinched their place in the Final.

    In an afternoon match at home to Morecambe "A" in the NWYA Neil Thomason Trophy, Altrincham FC Youth (under-18s) lost 2-5. (Report to follow).

    22 November 2013


    There was no disgrace for Altrncham in bowing out of the FA Youth Cup to a very impressive Walsall team on their own patch on Thursday evening.

    Match report here.

    From the other side Walsall have a balanced report on the game. Academy manager, Neil Woods, said "To be fair to our visitors, they stopped us playing in the opening exchanges of the second half, but we managed to get back into our stride... It was a pleasing performance in what was an awkward tie".


    Altrincham FC Youth are involved in two matches this Sunday:
    • Altrincham FC Youth v Morecambe A @ Hale Country Club in the Neil Thomason Cup, k.o. 1.30pm
    • Stalybridge & District FA v Altrincham & District FA Youth @ Mossley

    17 November 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth lost their NWYA Open Cup match at Bootle on Sunday in a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 score. Altrincham led 3-2 till the final minute when they conceded a penalty, which was converted.


    Next Thursday (21st), Altrincham FC Youth travel to play Walsall in the FA Youth Cup (7pm). Walsall FC advise that spectators will be accommodated in the Main Stand, which is an all seated space. The Banks's Stadium has its Red Zone car park open on the night which will accommodate up to 250 vehicles. Admission prices are £3 for under-18s and over-60s and £5 for others.

    TASC is arranging supporters' transport to the game, please ring the club (928-1045) for details.

    11 November 2013


    Progress in cup competitions and match postponements because of the weather are causing havoc with George Heslop's youth team's fixtures. They last played a league game on 1 September and are now not scheduled for another match in the NWYA Premier till 1 December! In the interim, their schedule is now...
    • Sun. 17 Nov. NWYA Open Cup Second Round versus Bootle F.C. Youth. This was a home tie but, as it has twice been postponed at Clay Lane, it has now become an away fixture, kicking off at 1.30 p.m. at Play Football Liverpool North, Drummond Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 9YP. The scheduled home league game v Hyde that day has therefore been postponed.
    • Thu. 21 Nov. FA Youth Cup, away to Walsall, 7pm
    • Sun. 24 Nov. CCFA District Cup, away to Stalybridge FA at Mossley FC.
    • Sun. 1 Dec. is currently scheduled as a home league match versus Ashton Athletic


    On 21 November, Alty Youth travel to Walsall in the FA Youth Cup. The Saddlers website confirms that the club's "youth team are once more members of The Football League Youth Alliance for the 2013/14 campaign. We will compete in the North-West League". So far this season they have lost to Burton Albion and Blackpool, beaten Bury, PNE, Burnley, Oldham Athletic, Carlisle, Tranmere, Macclesfield and Port Vale but drawn with Wigan Athletic and Wrexham.

    Walsall players' league appearances (with goals in brackets) are Richard Jones 11, Aris Christopherou 11, Jordan Garner 3+2 (2), Alex Dallison 4+4, Kyle Rowley 8, Rico Henry 11, Wes Rush 11 (3), Liam Kinsella 11, Carlton McKenzie 1+5 (3), Alex Reid 9+2 (2), Amadou Bakayoko 11 (10), Jamie Ashmore 10+1, Tevin Shakespeare 2+7 (1), Luke Delaney 8 (1), Romario Reid 0+5, Levi Rowley 1+2 (1), Lewis Probert 1+5.

    8 November 2013


    Altrincham have now confirmed that the FA Youth Cup tie between Walsall and Altrincham will take place at 7pm on Thursday, 21 November, as outlined below...

    Walsall report that "The Saddlers'youth team have been handed a home draw in the second round of the FA Youth Cup. Having overcome the challenge of Port Vale, we now play host to Altrincham here at Banks's Stadium on Thursday, November 21st (kick-off NB 7.00pm). Admission will be £5 (adults) and £3 (concessions).

    As a quirky aside, Altrincham's first-team managerial duo are both former Walsall youth team players with Lee Sinnott at the helm and Neil Tolson his assistant".

    As well as the connections of Lee Sinnott and Neil Tolson to The Saddlers, current Altrincham player Kyle Perry also came through the Walsall youth system.

    Brian Flynn writes that "We can re-live what is possibly Youth team manager George Heslop's finest hour" by listening again to the Radio Robins match commentary on the victory over Wrexham here.

    5 November 2013


    A strong second-half performance changed a 0-1 deficit into a 2-1 win for Altrincham Youth against Wrexham in Tuesday night's FA Youth Cup First Round Proper.

    Match report here.

    Right: Alty celebrate at the final whistle.

    3 November 2013


    Following heavy rain overnight and this morning, today's scheduled NWYA Open Cup match versus Bootle has been postponed. The next game is an Altrincham & District FA match in the Cheshire County FA District Cup, away to Stalybridge and District at Mossley, next Sunday (10th) at 2pm.


    In Saturday's County youth match, Cheshire beat Birmingham (away) 3-1, with Altrincham's Louis Potts netting twice.


    The next round of the FA Youth Cup brings Wrexham to the J. Davidson Stadium on Tuesday, 5th November (7.45pm). Adnission for the game will be just £3, or £2 for concessionaries. Those under twelve years of age will be admitted free. Come along and help the lads progress to the next round.
    31 October 2013


    Striker Max Pouncey may have netted five goals for Altrincham FC Youth in the FA Youth Cup last week but he has now made it six of the current youth team squad to sign first-team Conference forms at the J. Davidson Stadium. He joins midfielders Rob Gilroy, Spencer Cunliffe and Matt Todd, and defenders Derek Ubah and David Brown, who are all eligible for the Youth team but have also signed first-team forms.
    28 October 2013


    After its postponement last Sunday, the NWYA Open Cup match between Altrincham FC Youth and Bootle has now been rescheduled for next Sunday, 3 November at 1.30pm at the Hale Country Club, Clay Lane. The winners will meet Daisy Hill FC in the next round.

    Kevin Thompson's Alty & Sale Sport has interviews with Alty Youth manager George Heslop and five-goal scorer Max Pouncey, following the 10-3 FA Youth Cup win over Nostell Miners' Welfare last week.

    27 October 2013


    Although 99% of the pitch at Clay Lane was perfectly playable for Sunday afternoon's NWYA Open Cup match between Altrincham FC Youth and Bootle, the match officials were unhappy with a small patch of muddy grass about five yards away from the corner flag on the by-line. As a result, after much deliberation, the match was postponed for fear that a player might slip and injure himself in the affected area.

    But whilst there was no competitive football to be seen, manager George Heslop and his assistant, Paul Jones, took advantage of the lack of action to demonstrate to their players the art of playing as a sweeper, whilst George also demonstrated his all-round sporting prowess by also taking to the field with a javelin (see adjacent images).

    George showed Paul the sweeper's art...

    ...before Paul emulated him.

    This small patch caused the postponement...

    ... so George decided to try another sport.


    Altrincham FC's FA Youth Cup tie at home to Wrexham has been confirmed as taking place on Tuesday, 5 November (7.45pm) at the J Davidson Stadium. Make a note in your diary and come along to help the lads as they battle for a place in the next round, away to either Port Vale or Walsall.
    25 October 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth won their FA Youth Cup Third QR match 10-3 on Thursday night against Nostell MW from Wakefield. The Altrincham scorers were Max Pouncey (5), Kane Hughes (3), Rob Gilroy and Tom Clarke. Altrincham now entertain Wrexham in the next round.

    Wrexham, report that in the last round, "Three second half goals from Danny Reynolds, Matty Hammons and an own goal, swung the result in Wrexham's favour. We now head to...Altrincham... while the second round draw has also come through and the winners of our side of the tie will be away to either Port Vale or Walsall.

    While Selby put up a spirited display, thwarting Wrexham's attacking ambitions, it was deserved win for the Welshmen, who enjoyed the vast majority of possession throughout the 90 minutes, but took until nearly the hour mark to breakdown the visitors' resistance. Wrexham: John Hodgin, Aaron Simpson, Jake Doran, Ross White, Jon Smith; Iwan Cartwright, Matt Hammons, Ross Weaver; Richard Harvey-Davies (Jake Phillips 70), Dan Reynolds, Jack Davies. Subs: Adam Whitlock, Daniel Roberts, Peter Hope, James Papirnyk".

    Alty Youth and Wrexham previously clashed, at the Racecourse, in the FA Youth Cup in October 2001, with the Welshmen winning narrowly, 2-1.

    Alty's first-team management will be particularly interested to see if the club's youth team can reach the next round as both hail from Walsall and Lee Sinnott was manager at Port Vale.

    21 October 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth provided the team for the Altrincham and District FA as they took on Mid-Cheshire, last Sunday. The FA provides the results, so far, and the fixtures remaining in the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup, League One...

    • Mid Cheshire 3-0 Wirral
    • Altrincham 4-0 Stockport
    • Stalybridge & Hyde 3-4 Mid Cheshire
    • Wirra 1-3 Altrincham
    • Mid Cheshire 2-1 Stockport
    • Wirral 4-2 Stalybridge & Hyde
    • Altrincham 1-1 Mid Cheshire 20/10/13
    • Stockport 4-2 Stalybridge & Hyde
    • Stockport v Wirral on 10/11/13
    • Stalybridge & Hyde v Altrincham on 10/11/13

    20 October 2013


    On Thursday night (24th) at the J Davidson Stadium, Altrincham Youth entertain Nostell Miners' Welfare Youth in the FA Youth Cup, k.o. 7.45pm. Come along and help the lads as they seek to progress to a tie at home in the next round when Wrexham or Selby Town will be the opponents.
    13 October 2013


    Above, courtesy of James Lobley, we see defender David Brown on one of his several impressive attacking forays for Altrincham Youth against Vauxhall Motors last Thursday. Another of James's images from the game will be on the main News page by the morning.

    Wrexham report that "Following the midweek FA Youth Cup win over AFC Fylde, we now move onto the third qualifying round and another home tie, this time will be hosting Yorkshire side Selby Town... The game will be played on Tuesday, 22 October... The winners of this last qualifying round will then be in the first round proper, when clubs from both League One and League Two enter the competition.

    Already the draw has been made and it would be an away trip... to be played by Saturday, 9 November 2013, Altrincham or Nostell MW v Wrexham or Selby Town. Alty are old friends".

    Nostell's Youth Team in their miost recent game comprised, Jordan Edge, Joel Ocran, Jack Hague, Beck Frostick, Jack , Sam Fry, Jack Greenhough, Jamie Allsop, Josh Beamont, Habib Bayang, Luke Blackburn. Subs: Ty Pell, Danny Popplewell, Harry Jones, Nial Phillips.

    12 October 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth's league game away to Abbey Hey, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed as the Gorton club have players involved in a County match today. Next week (Sundsy 20th) Altrincham and District FA play Mid-Cheshire at Trafford FC (2pm) in the CCFA District Cup.


    A report on Altrincham FC Youth's 4-1 win over Vauxhall Motors in the FA Youth Cup is now here.

    The next round pits Altrincham against Nostell Miners' Welfare from Wakefield, at the J. Davidson Stadium on Thursday, 24 October at 7.45pm.

    Whichever team wins that match will be at home in the First Round Proper to either Wrexham or Selby Town (both previous opponents of Alty in this competition). That game will be in the week of Saturday 9 November 2013.

    11 October 2013


    Four well-taken goals against Vauxhall Motors ensured that Altrincham FC Youth advanced to a Third Qualifying Round match in the FA Youth Cup against Nostell Miners' Welfare (from near Wakefield) in two weeks' time. But the visitors hit the woodwork three times so could rightly feel unfortunate at the margin of the final score.

    It all started when a good ball forward from David Brown prompted an interchange between Louis Potts and Max Pouncey, with Potts firing home well inside the thrid minute of the match. Vauxhall responded with an equalizer after 18 minutes through Hughes's header.

    In the 56th minute Alty captain, Spencer Cunliffe expertly lobbed the keeper from fully 50 yards out on the right flank, before an impressive volley from Matt Todd made it 3-1 in the 68th minute. Cunliffe completed the scoring when a slick interchange of passes opened up Vauxhall, nine minutes from time. Report to follow.


    Alty Youth's next game is this Sunday in the NWYA Premier League, away (at Egerton Sports Club, Knutsford, 2.30pm), to Abbey Hey.
    10 October 2013


    Tonight, Thursday (10th), Altrincham FC Youth entertain Vauxhall Motors Youth at the J. Davidson Stadium (7.45pm) in the FA Youth Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. All supporters are invited to come along and cheer the lads on - entry is just £3, (£2 for concessionaries). The winners will be at home to Nostell Priory Youth in the next round after they defeated Rainworth 2-1.
    4 October 2013


    Following a change by the NWYA, Altrincham FC Youth's next fixtures are:

    • Thu. 10.10.13, FA Youth Cup 2nd QR, Home (at J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, 7.45pm) to Vauxhall Motors
    • Sun. 13.10.13, NWYA Premier League, Away (at Egerton Sports Club, Knutsford, 2.30pm), to Abbey Hey
    • Sun. 20.10.13, CCFA District Youth Cup, Home (at Trafford FC, 2pm) to Mid-Cheshire FA
    • Sun. 27.10.13, NWYA Open Cup, Home (at Hale Country Club & Spa, Clay Lane, 1.30pm) to Bootle

    2 October 2013


    The goalscorers last Sunday for Altrincham and District Youth in their win over The Wirral were Shaun Arrowsmith, Sam Heathcote (penalty) and Benjamin Reid.
    29 September 2013


    In the FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying Round, to take place from the week commencing Monday 21 October, Altrincham or Vauxhall Motors will be at home to Staveley Miners' Welfare or Nostell Miners' Welfare. Both of these clubs' first teams are members of the NCEL Premier Division.
    28 September 2013


    Vauxhall Motors report that "Motors youth team progressed into the second qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup with a 3-2 victory over Bootle at Rivacre Park. It was far from straight forward. Bootle went into a 2-0 lead but the young Motormen came back strongly to turn it around. Two goals from Luke Hitchman and one from Ryan Edwards were enough to gain the victory...

    In the next round, Motors will travel to Altrincham. Details on when that tie will take place will be announced in due course."

    24 September 2013


    Right: Alty celebrate Matt Todd's goal.

    In a see-saw match at The Pavilions, Altrincham won their FA Youth Cup Qualifying Round match against Runcorn Town 5-4, with a goal in the sixth minute of added time. After falling behind on 21 minutes, the interval arrived with the Robins still a goal down...

    Match report here..


    Altrincham and District FA are away to The Wirral FA on Sunday in the CCFA District Youth Cup.
    23 September 2013


    Tonight (Monday, 23rd) sees Altrincham FC Youth take on Runcorn Town (away) in the FA Youth Cup First Qualifying Round. Kick off is at 7.45pm at The Pavilions, Sandy Lane, Weston Point, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4EX. The winners of the tie will be at home to Vauxhall Motors or Bootle in the week commencing Monday 7 October, with the draw for the 3QR being on Friday, 27 September.

    Meanwhile, Alty Youth, unbeaten this season, have league games in hand in the NWYA Premier League.

    20 September 2013


    Oliver Riley, captain last season of the Altrincham FC Youth team "has entered a football competition to win a professional contract" reports the Sale & Altrincham Messenger. Urmston-based Oliver "has entered Samsung's Win a Pro Contract competition in the hope of signing for either Swindon Town, Leyton Orient of Wycombe Wanderers. Riley deeply regrets the day he turned down the offer of a football scholarship at Rochdale, aged 16.

    The former prolific Altrincham front-man said, 'I turned them down because it was getting too much. I have regretted that decision every day since'. Riley has been released by Altrincham but has had offers from a number of clubs including Curzon Ashton. Riley added, 'My grandfather, who has just passed away, played for Macclesfield Town and so, doing it for him is a huge motivation'".

    14 September 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth's FA Youth Cup match at Runcorn Town will take place on the evening of Monday, 23 September. Kick off is at 7.45pm at Runcorn Town F.C., Pavilions, Sandy Lane, Weston Point, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4EX.

    This means that next Sunday's NWYA league game against Morecambe has been postponed.

    9 September 2013


    As reported yesterday, Altrincham & District FA Youth defeated Stockport FA on Sunday, 4-0. The other results were:

    League 1

    • Mid Cheshire 3 Wirral 0

    League 2

    • Runcorn 4 Macclesfield 2

    8 September 2013


    Altrincham & District FA Youth team, entirely comprising players from Altrincham FC, defeated Stockport & District FA 4-0 in their first group game as they defended their Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup title from last season. Once again the District Cup is an under-17s' competition so most of the regular Altrincham FC Youth team (under-18s) are ineligible. Therefore, today's team was drawn from the Club's under-17s' squad and was captained by centre-back Sam Heathcote, son of former Alty player and manager, Graham Heathcote. The District FA overcame a lacklustre first-half performance to win comfortably in the game, which was played at Trafford FC on Sunday afternoon. The scorers were Reid 36 minutes, Coffey 54, MacLean 68 and Fox 90(+3). Match report here.

    Right: Laurence Taylor had a good game in central midfield for Altrincham & District FA.

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    Next Sunday's fixture for Altrincham FC Youth, away to Abbey Hey, has been postponed owing to manager George Heslop having eight of his squad called up for the Cheshire Under 18s' squad for their game against Herefordshire that day. The next scheduled game is now on Sunday, 22 September, at home to Morecambe.

    4 September 2013


    The Cheshire FA confirms that Sunday's CCFA District Cup match between Altrincham and Stockport & District Youth teams at Shawe View, Trafford, will kick off at 2pm. Note that the CCFA website has the wrong date for the later tie with Mid-Cheshire. The correct dates for Altrincham's games are in the District Cup section of the Alty Youth team fixtures page. The Altrincham and District FA team comprises players from Altrincham FC, managed by George Heslop and Paul Jones.
    2 September 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth will play under the Altrincham & Ditrict FA banner as they kick off their Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup campaign this Sunday with a home tie against Stockport and District FA.The game is at Shawe View, home of Trafford FC. K.O. time to be confirmed.


    In Sunday's match, Altrincham FC Youth drew 1-1 at Prescot Cables so, like the first team, they remain unbeaten so far this season.

    Other results were:

    • Abbey Hey 2 - 1 Warrington Town
    • Curzon Ashton 1 - 1 Ashton Ath.
    • Morecambe 0 - 4 Chester FC
    • Skelmersdale Utd 2 - 0 Hyde FC

    Alty lie fifth in the league table, having won twice and drawn three times this campaign.

    28 August 2013


    Above: In a new pre-match ritual on Tuesday evening, Altrincham FC Youth team players (right) bow down in homage to their manager George Heslop (left)

    Altrincham FC Youth entertained Curzon Ashton Youth on Tuesday evening. Although they dominated the second half, Altrincham could not get the decider and the match ended 1-1, with Alty's goal coming from Max Pouncey in the first half. Match report and two pictures here.

    Alty's next game is on Sunday (1st Sept.), away at Prescot Cables (2.30pm).

    The FA has all of Tuesday's results and the league table.

    25 August 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth maintained their unbeaten start to the season with an ultimately comfortable 4-1 win away to Hyde FC at Knutsford on Sunday. Report here.

    Above: Under the pile of bodies is Tom Clarke, whose well-taken goal put Alty 3-1 up.

    On Tuesday, Alty are at home (Clay Lane) to Curzon Ashton (6.30pm).

    24 August 2013

    3-3 AT ASHTON

    Altrincham FC Youth drew 3-3 on Thursday night away to Ashton Athletic. There are photos from the game on Twitter.

    This Sunday Alty are away to Hyde FC who actually play at the Egerton Youth Centre on the outskirts of Knutsford (2.30pm).

    18 August 2013


    In the NWYA Neil Thomason Cup Alty Youth have a bye in the First Round (6th Oct) and a home game v. Morecambe in the next round, (quarter final). In the NWYA Open Cup Alty Youth have a bye in the First Round then a home tie with Bootle Youth FC probably on 20th October.


    Above: Pat Crilley's flying header goes wide as Derek Ubah (5) and Max Pouncey (9) look on.

    Alty Youth secured a comfortable 4-1 win against Macclesfield Town in Sunday's NWYA Premier League match. Report here.

    The FA provides Sunday's NWYA Premier scores:

    • Abbey Hey 2 Hyde 1
    • Ashton A. 3 Warrington T. 7
    • Prescot C. v Skelmersdale U, away team walkover
    • Witton A. 2 Morecambe 3
    • Curzon A. 0 Chester 3

    15 August 2013


    With a team including numerous Altrincham FC Youth players, the Cheshire County FA Youth team overcame Runcorn Town 3-2 in a friendly match this week. Cheshire trailed 0-2 at the interval but three goals from Altrincham's John Dawson (2) and Max Pouncey secured a win in this pre-season friendly.
    11 August 2013


    The website was unable to include images from the annual Altrincham FC Youth Team presentation night owing to holidays but, belatedly, here is an image of Alex Weatherby, who won both the Manager’s and Players' Player of the Season awards, with which he is seen (right).

    Meanwhile, the Cheshire County FA Youth team faces Runcorn Town in a friendly match this Tuesday (13th). Altrincham FC Youth have ten players in the 23-man squad. The Altrincham Ten are Richard Barnes, David Brown, Stephen Bullen, Tom Clarke, Spencer Cunliffe, John Dawson, Matt Graetzer, Louis Potts, Max Pouncey amd goalkeeper Josh Samberg, who has recently been playing for the GB Under-18s Jewish side in the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

    10 August 2013


    Altrincham FC Youth kick off their 2013-14 season next Sunday (18 August) at home to newcomers in the NWYA Premier League, Macclesfield Town. Kick off is at 2.30pm at the Hale Country Club and Spa which, despite its name, is located on Clay Lane, Timperley. Alty Youth's league fixtures till January 2014 are now to be found in the "Fulltime" section of the FA website, here.

    All of Alty Youth's league and cup fixtures, to date, are here.

    21 July 2013


    The Cheshire County FA District Youth Challenge Cup will revert to an early season competition in 2013-14. Altrincham have been drawn in League 1, which may have four or five teams in it. Four of the teams have been confirmed, the fifth has yet to be so. The winners of the League will meet the winners of League 2, which has four member teams.

    Altrincham & District's matches are:

    • Sun. 8.9.13 Home v. STOCKPORT & DISTRICT FA
    • Sun. 29.9.13 Away v. Wirral & District FA
    • Sun. 20.10.13 Home v. MID-CHESHIRE FA
    • Sun. 10.11.13 Away v. TBC

    League 2 comprises Crewe & District, Chester & District, Runcorn & District and Macclesfield & District.

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