Above: Altrincham FC Youth line up against Tranmere Rovers, 23 October 2016.
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Altrincham's Youth side is managed for 2016-17 by Paul Fay; the coach is Adam Nuttall. The team plays in the North West Youth Alliance (Under-18s) Premier Division.

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, Flixton.

  • North West Youth Alliance League
    30 April 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth lost 2-1 away to Chester FC today.
    27 April 2017


    Altrincham drew 0-0 at home To Chorley on Tuesday evening. Next Sunday they travel to Chester FC for their next league fixture.
    23 April 2017


    Trailing 0-4 at the interval, Altrincham FC mounted a secnd-half comeback against Prescot Cables at Flixton. But, despite Altrincham scoring twice and hitting the woodwork in the second half, Prescot held on and netted a fifth goal in injury time to seal the outcome.

    Match report here.

    18 April 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth secured three points without kicking a ball on Easter Sunday when their opponents, Morecambe, were unable to raise a team to fulfil the NWYA Premier division fixture.

    Next up for the Youth team is another home match next Sunday, against Prescot Cables (k.o. 2.30pm). The Youth team's home matches are now being staged at the former Flixton FC's Valley Road ground.

    9 April 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth lost 2-1 at Coppull FC against Chorley on Sunday. Next Sunday, Alty are at home (at Flixton FC) to Morecambe (k.o. 2.30pm).
    7 April 2017


    On Wednesday evening, Altrincham FC Youth lost 3-1 in a NWYA Premier match at Curzon Ashton. On Sunday (9th) they are away again, this time to Chorley at Coppull United FC, k.o. 2.30pm.
    26 March 2017


    In a rearranged game, Altrincham FC Youth are playing AFC Fylde at Flixton FC today (Sunday) at noon.
    16 March 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth team manager, Paul Fay, writes, "Altrincham Youth team trials are being held on Sunday 28 May 2017 for the 2017/18 season. If you were born between 1 September 1999 and 30 August 2002 please e-mail me with your name, date of birth, full address, playing position, experience and current club to register your interest".
    25 February 2017


    Sunday's Youth team match at home to AFC Fylde has been postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch.
    19 February 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth had a fine away win on Sunday, 2-0 against Warrington Town. Next Sunday the team hosts AFC Fylde at Hale Country Club (2pm)

    Last Sunday the lads drew 1-1 at Ashton Athletic.

    5 February 2017


    Those who turned up to watch the Youth team, who were scheduled to play Skelmersdale United today at Hale Country Club, found that the match had been postponed but they saw that the ground at Hale Country Club and Spa had now acquired new dugouts, as shown in the accompanying image.

    Next Sunday's game is away at Ashton Athletic.


    Altrincham have enjoyed mixed fortunes in January. On 22 January they won impressively 5-1 away to Hyde United. But on 29 January they lost narrowly 0-1 to Chester FC in the NWYA Open Cup.

    28 January 2017


    Altrincham FC Youth's Open Cup game (k.o. 2pm) against Chester FC on Sunday has been switched to Ten Acres Lane, Newton Heath, M40 2SP (close to the Etihad Stadium)
    9 January 2017


    Above: Substitute Jordan Henry (no.18) converts the penalty which made the score 2-2.

    In Sunday's NWYA League match at Hale Country Club on Sunday, Altrincham FC Youth fought back from 0-2 down at the interval to level the scores, with goals from Palma and Henry, only for opponents Chester FC to net a last-minute freekick to clinch the game 3-2.

    Match report here

    Below we see the team before the kick-off.


    Eighteen year-old Darius Palma (right) outstripped the feat of former Alty goalkeeper Ashley Timms in playing in three different competitions for the Club inside a week. Darius has done even better than the erstwhile Alty keeper as he has now played at three different levels for the club inside four days! On Wednesday, Darius was a used sub for the first team at Macclesfield Town; on Saturday he played for the Reserves at Styal and, on Sunday, he played for the Youth Team against Chester FC!

    For the record, Timms's first three Alty games were in three different competitions inside 11 days. He made his Alty debut at Vauxhall Motors on 9 September in the UniBond Premier. He then played in the Cheshire Senior Cup against Stalybridge six days later and on 19 September he kept goal for Alty in the FA Youth Cup.

    With Altrincham playing at Runcorn Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup this Wednesday, Darius could add another competition to his CV!

    However, one of Ashley's accomplishments has, so far, evaded Darius - that is, keeping goal and scoring in the same match. Ashley, when playing in goal for Atherton LR, scored from a corner in an amazing 6-5 defeat by Nantwich in the NW Counties League. LR trailed 5-1 with less than 10 mins to go before Timms levelled it to 5-5 before they lost to a late goal. LR won a corner kick and Timms ran up-field to hit a perfect, low, hard drive past Simon Pay in the Nantwich goal.

    6 January 2017


    Darius Palma, Callum Jones and Josh Graham all came on during the Altrincham FC first team game in the FA Trophy at Macclesfield Town on Wednesday night and gave a good account of themselves. Also in the starting line-up for that game were former Alty Youth players Laurence Taylor, Harry Cain and Will Foster.
    4 December 2016


    Altrincham FC Youth lost at home to Curzon Ashton 0-4 on Sunday. They now lie eighth in the league. Next up is an Open Cup match at home to Barrow on Sunday at 1.30pm.
    28 November 2016


    Altrincham FC Youth lost their Neil Thomason Cup tie on Sunday, 5-2 at home to Curzon Ashton.

    13 November 2016


    On Sunday, Altrincham FC Youth team lost 0-3 away at AFC Fylde. On 27 November they are at home to Curzon Ashton in the Neil Thomason Cup.

    Meanwhile, Alty's EDP team are at home on Wednesday (16th) to bottom club, Gateshead.

    7 November 2016


    In Sunday's home time against Egerton FC Tatton in the NWYA Open Cup, Altrincham Youth won 3-0. Alty went ahead in the third minute when Darius Palma scored from the right wing against a stand-in goalkeeper who was an outfield player! Egerton's proper keeper arrived twelve minutes into the game and Alty were unable to beat him until the closing stages when they netted twice through substitutes Ricardo Pembele and Peter Iacovou.

    Match report here.

    In the next Round Altrincham are at home to Barrow AFC. Their next league fixture (Sunday 13 November) is away to AFC Fylde.

    30 October 2016


    According to the FA today's match against Curzon Ashton has been postponed.
    23 October 2016


    Altrincham FC Youth went out of the FA Youth Cup on Sunday evening when they lost 1-7 at the J. Davidson Stadium to a very impressive Tranmere Rovers team.

    Alty only trailed 0-2 at the interval but with Rovers' striker Tom Croughan finishing the game with five goals Altrincham had no answer to the visitors' pace, strength and movement off the ball.

    However, Darius Palma did score a fine consolation goal for The Robins and the team had done well to get through three previous rounds of the competition with some accomplished football.

    Match report here.

    ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH (Red and white striped shirts, black shorts, red socks): 1. Cameron TERRY, 2. Tom KELLY, 3. Sam BOWN, 4. Deklan HILL, 5. Harry SHERIDAN (capt), 6. Peter IACOVOU, 7. Jordan MILNE, 8. Dylan SCANLON, 9. Enis HOLTI, 11, Darius Palma. Subs: 12. Reiss HUGHES, 14. Jordan HENRY, 15. Andy MATISHI, 16. Aaron CLAYTON, 20. Matthew LOIZOU (gk).

    TRANMERE ROVERS (All green): 1. Parick WHARTON, 2. James GALLOWAY, 3. Eddie CLARKE, 4. Callum LACY, 5. James DEVINE, 6. Declan DRYSDALE, 7. Jamie HERON, 8. Ethan DEVINE, 9. Udoyen AKPAN, 10. Tom CROUGHAN (capt), 11. Scott MEDLAN. Subs: 12. Kevin CRINGLE, 14. Jack FLEMING, 15. Joe BRETT, 16. Ben KERR, 17. Nick LONG.

    22 October 2016


    The FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying tie against Tranmere Rovers takes place at the J.Davidson Stadium on Sunday, 23rd October with a 7pm kick-off. Admission prices will be £5 for adults, £3 for concessionaries, and there will be free admission for under-12s.

    Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, is providing full live commentary of this game at The J.Davidson Stadium. The commentator is Brian Flynn and the match summariser is Matt Doughty. Coverage starts at 6.55pm and you can listen to Radio Robins here.

    21 October 2016


    Should Alty win Sunday evening's home encounter with Tranmere Rovers (7pm at the J Davidson Stadium), their next opponents are known...

    The FA repoirts that "The draw for the first round of The FA Youth Cup has been made at Wembley Stadium. All First Round ties must be played by Saturday 5 November.

    • Altrincham or Tranmere Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

    20 October 2016


    This Sunday at 7pm, Altrincham entertain Tranmeree Rovers in the FA Youth Cup at the J. Davidson Stadium.

    Tranmere Rovers report that they "dvanced to the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Durham City in the Second Qualifying Round at Prenton Park.

    Ethan Devine opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Udoyen Akpan was fouled by visiting goalkeeper Kieran Stoker. Akpan then took centre stage, bagging a brace to ensure progress in the competition for Andy Parkinson's side...

    Tranmere: Wharton; Solomon-Davies (Galloway, 65), J Devine, Drysdale, Clarke; Heron, Lucy, E Devine (Fleming, 85), Medlan; Akpan, Croughan (Brett, 69). Subs not used: Passant, Molyneux".

    Also, "Tranmere youth scholar Josh Solomon-Davies made his international debut for St Lucia Under-20 last weekend as they defeated La Clery 4-0. The 16-year-old played in the match which was a warm-up game for St Lucia's Caribbean Football Union finals in Curacao which are to start in the coming week".

    17 October 2016


    Above: The Alty Youth team management watch proceedings on Sunday. Left to right, standing, we see Paul Fay, Adam Nuttall and Graham Houghton peering into the sun at Clay Lane.

    In a thrilling nine-goal match at Clay Lane, Altrincham emerged the 5-4 winners against Warrington Town. A match report is here.

    The league table is here.

    13 October 2016


    It has been agreed that the FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying tie against Tranmere Rovers will be played at the J.Davidson Stadium on Sunday, 23rd October with a 7pm kick-off. Admission prices will be £5 for adults, £3 for concessionaries, and there will be free admission for under-12s.
    7 October 2016


    The draw for the final (Third) qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup has delivered a home tie against Tranmere Rovers in week commencing 17 October.

    The full draw is:

    • 1 Altrincham v Tranmere Rovers
    • 2 Hyde United or Ashton Athletic v Irlam
    • 3 York City v Barton Town Old Boys
    • 4 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Darlington 1883
    • 5 Newcastle Benfield v Chester
    • 6 Pontefract Collieries v Wrexham
    • 7 Guiseley or FC Halifax Town v AFC Fylde
    • 8 Nostell MW v FC United Of Manchester
    • 9 Romulus v Kettering Town
    • 10 Kimberley MW v Boston United
    • 11 Lincoln City or Dunkirk v Alfreton Town
    • 12 Hereford v Newcastle Town
    • 13 Wolverhampton Casuals v Solihull Moors
    • 14 Ely City v Bedworth United
    • 15 Braintree Town v Dagenham & Redbridge
    • 16 Biggleswade Town v Beaconsfield SYCOB
    • 17 Woodbridge Town v AFC Sudbury
    • 18 Uxbridge v North Greenford United
    • 19 Aveley v FC Broxbourne Borough
    • 20 AFC Hornchurch v Rushden & Higham United
    • 21 Framlingham Town v Leiston
    • 22 Boreham Wood v Wealdstone
    • 23 Ware v Bedfont Sports
    • 24 Hampton or Richmond Borough v Metropolitan Police
    • 25 Ashford United v Folkestone Invicta
    • 26 Tonbridge Angles v Maidstone United
    • 27 Sutton United v Corinthian
    • 28 Worthing v Meridian VP
    • 29 Merstham v Ebbsfleet United
    • 30 Eastleigh v Hungerford Town
    • 31 Bath City v Gloucester City
    • 32 Poole Town v Bracknell Town
    • 33 Woking v Radstock Town
    • 34 Salisbury v Bitton
    • 35 Gosport Borough v Andover Town
    • 36 Forest Green Rovers v Oxford City


    Brian Flynn, joint Press and Media Officer at Altrincham FC, has provided a recording of Wednesday's Radio Robins commentary of Southport v Altrincham in the FA Youth Cup.

    At half-time there is an interview with first-team boss Jim Harvey, who is very impressed with the youth team.

    6 October 2016


    Above: Alty line up before kick-off.

    Altrincham FC Youth advanced to the final qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup with a 5-1 away win over Southport at Haig Avenue on Wednesday evening. Three goals in the match's opening nine minutes left Altrincham ahead 2-1. Hoti opened the scoring inside thirty seconds when Palma's freekick was fumbled by the keeper. Less than two minutes later, Parker levelled for the Sandgrounders after Alty keeper Terry and defender Kelly had collided. Next, Pembele was upended in the box and Jambaya converted the spot kick to make it 2-1 to the visitors at the interval.

    Jambaya made it 3-1 with a neat lob over the keeper from Pembele's flick-on, in the 52nd minute. Port wasted several chances with poor shooting before two goals in a minute wrapped the game up for Altrincham. First, nine minutes from time, substitute Henry charged down the Port keeper's attempted kicked clearance, leaving himself with an open goal into which to roll the ball. Then Palma converted a fine, low cross from Jambaya to complete the scoring.

    This impressive win was witnessed by first-team boss, Jim Harvey.

    Match report here.

    3 October 2016


    On Wednesday evening (5th October), Alty Youth are away at Haig Avenue against Southport (at Haig Avenue) in the FA Youth Cup (7.45pm). Admission prices are £5 for adults and £3 for concessionaries.


    A brief report on Altrincham FC Youth's win on Sunday in the Neil Thomason Cup is here.

    Pictured, right, Jambaya (yellow, no.17) threads a pass between two opponents.

    25 September 2016


    Alty Youth drew 3-3 at Morecambe on Sunday.
    23 September 2016


    Altrincham FC Youth have been drawn away, for the second successive round, in the FA Youth Cup, Second Qualifying Round. They will travel to Haig Avenue to play Southport in week commencing 3 October 2016.


    Altrincham FC Youth travelled to Rivacre Park on Thursday evening to play Vauxhall Motors in the FA Youth Cup. They started brightly and were 3-0 up inside a quarter of an hour, thanks to a hat-trick from Ricardo Pembele. But a defensive mistake allowed the Motormen to score and, after that it was more of a contest. At times the match boiled over with both sides ending with nine men; both of Altrincham's dismissals being for retaliation.

    Altrincham got their fourth in the ninetieth minute when the Vauxhall keeper and a defender made a hash of things, leaving Henry with an open goal and he scored from the edge of the box.

    Match report here.

    Right: Ricardo Pembele is congratulated on the opening goal.

    22 September 2016


    Altrincham FC Youth travel to Rivacre Park, CH66 1NJ, to play Vauxhall Motors in the FA Youth Cup tonight, kick off is at 7.30pm. Admission will be £3 or £1 for concessionaries.
    13 September 2016


    Altrincham's FA Youth Cup tie against Vauxhall Motors has been arranged for Thursday, 22 September at 7.30pm at the Motormen's home ground of Rivacre Park. Admission will be £3 or £1 for concessionaries.


    Mike Ripley has excellent images from last Friday's FA Youth Cup win over Stockport County. Above, we see Ricardo Pembele netting the equalizing goal. More of Mike's images from the match can be viewed here.

    11 September 2016


    Above: Alty meet the officials and opposition before kick off.

    Altrincham FC Youth beat Stockport County 3-2 on Friday evening in the FA Youth Cup thanks to a winning goal in the fifth minute of added time from captain Thabari Jambaya. Altrincham had the better of the first half and deservedly led 1-0 at the interval through a 29th minute goal by Jordan Henry.

    With County first-team manager Jim Gannon effectively taking charge of the Hatters' technical area for the second half, the visitors upped their game and equalised through substitute Robinson ten minutes after the break. When the same player netted again in the 77th minute it looked to be over for Altrincham.

    But, in the 80th minute, Ricardo Pembele got the better of County keeper Gorst who had attempted to dribble clear outside his penalty area and the Alty sub netted with a fine shot from an acute angle. Alty were then reduced to ten men as they lost Milne to injury and two other players also went down with cramp before resuming.

    Despite completing the last seven minutes of normal time, plus a similar period of added time, with ten men (only eight of whom were fully mobile), Alty snatched their dramatic winner to earn a trip to Vauxhall Motors in the First Round, which is to be played in the week commencing Monday, September 19th.

    Match report here.

    4 September 2016


    Altrincham's Qualifying Round match in the FA Youth Cup at home to Stockport County will take place on Friday, 9th September at the J. Davidson Stadium at 7.45pm.


    From the Robins' Review:

    "The Board would like to announce that George Heslop has been made Honorary President of the Youth Team in recognition of many years of service to the Club.

    George first started watching Altrincham in 1948 and has been involved in many roles, including being a gateman in his early years, Matchday Secretary, Company Secretary and has been Altrincham's most successful manager of the Youth team for over twenty years, winning many trophies and titles in this time.

    There have been many players who have progressed through the Altrincham Youth set-up and played for our first team, including Lewis Chalmers, Kieran and Kelvin Lusgden, Ben Deegan, Sam Heathcote and Duncan Watmore, who now plays in the Premier League for Sunderland. There are many other ex-Altrincham Youth team players, too many to name, playing non-League football.

    Many thanks on behalf of the Board, Neil Faulkner".

    22 August 2016


    A report on Altrincham Youth's narrow defeat at home to Ashton Athletic is here.

    Other results in the NWYA Premier Division were

    • Chester 3 Chorley 0
    • Morecambe 4 Warrington Town 5
    • Skelmersdale United 2 Curzon Ashton 3


    Above: Altrincham FC Youth team observe a minute's silence before the game on Sunday.

    On Sunday afternoon, Altrincham FC lost their opening league match, 0-1 at home to Ashton Athletic. An 87th minute goal won the game for the visitors but, earlier in the second half, Alty had a penalty saved.

    Report to follow.

    24 July 2016


    Adam Nuttall writes that "The Foyle Cup trophy is on the next flight back to Manchester as Altrincham FC U19s last night beat local side Foyle Harps 2-1 in another closely fought game at Ardmore FC in Derry.

    Harry Dulson got up highest to nod home the opener, a fine reward for a superb tournament from the centre-half, and Thabani Jambaya added another to his collection for the trip, midway through the second half.

    The home side threw everything at the Altrincham defence an, despite some more great saves, Christian Evans was finally beaten when a wonde-strike crashed in, off the cross bar, with 15 minutes remaining!

    Foyle Harps now had the bit between their teeth and a few Altrincham hearts were in mouths when a late chance bounced down off the bar onto the line but was cleared. Finally, the final whistle blew and the Altrincham players were joined by their under-13 counterparts for celebrations that went on all the way back to the hotel! What a fantastic trip!"

    From Northern Ireland's Newsletter, "The Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup Under=19 final had everything in a pulsating showpiece at Ardmore on Friday night as local side Foyle Harps fell to Altrincham FC.

    In a tense final it was the English side who prevailed with a 2-1 victory to claim the silverware... [A] corner saw Altrincham centre back Harry Dulson head goalwards with play waved on at first. After consulting his line official, the referee awarded a goal claiming the ball had crossed the line.

    Ten minutes into the second period, Harps conceded again. Tricky Altrincham winger Thambani Jambaya neatly tucked the ball inside the post from 16 yards... A constant barrage of attacks from the local side saw them pull a goal back when Caolan Kearney’s deft chip from 20 yards out deceived the keeper and crept under the crossbar.

    Minutes later Harps went down to 10 men with Odhran Scarlett sent off for abusive language... The red and white of Altrincham ran out 2-1 winners and collected the Hughes Insurance Under 19 Foyle Cup at Ardmore from Mr. Don Brennan, Area Manager, Hughes Insurance Northern Ireland."

    Above and below, are images from Adam Nuttall showing the celebrations.

    23 July 2016


    Adam Nuttall, coach with the Altrincham FC Youth and Juniors' teams competing in the Foyle Cup in Northern Ireland, writes "Last night (Thursday) the Altrincham FC U19 side maintained their 100% record with a nail biting 4-3 win over Scottish side Partick Thistle. A difficult opening ten minutes was navigated thanks to some top-drawer goalkeeping from Christian Evans before Thabani Jambaya countered and with his first touch of the game finished expertly to give Altrincham a lead against the run of play.

    Partick were soon level, but Altrincham's quick counter attacking saw them add to the score sheet with Jambaya adding a second and skipper Dominic Newton breaking away to add a third before half time.

    The Scottish side came at Altrincham hard but Evans's defence stood strong. Eventually, a twenty-yard free kick skidded off a wet surface and the lead was pegged back to 3-2. The goal of the game then came from substitute Aaron Clayton, who collected a loose clearance from the Partick goalkeeper, took one touch and left the keeper stranded from fully forty yards! 4-2 Alty!

    With twenty minutes left on the clock, the Altrincham side were bolstered by strong performances by Jordan Henry and Isaac Graham, off the bench,to help take pressure off the defence. A late Partick goal meant a nervy final five minutes but Altrincham held on to book their place in Friday's Foyle Cup Final versus local side Foyle Harps at Ardmore, kick off 7pm.

    The U13s continued their action packed week with a great team performance against Strabane. Tom J's dipping free kick and great saves from goalie Ben were the big highlights!

    21 July 2016


    Adam Nuttall, Altrincham FC youth team coach on their summer participation in the Foyle Cup in Northern Ireland, has provided an update on the competition.

    "Last night (Wednesday) the Youth Team won their third game in a row, to top the group with nine points, with a hard-fought win over the hometown side, Kildrum Tigers. Dominic O'Gara won and scored a penalty to equalise before slotting away the winner. Tonight (Thursday) we face Scottish side Partick Thistle in a semi-final of the Foyle Cup at Kings Lane, Ballykelly in the Limavady area. Kick off 7pm.

    The U13s have been drawn to play Strabane Athletic once more in the Foyle Vase semi-final following Tuesday's game in the group stages. Everyone is working hard, especially our physio Aine!"

    20 July 2016

    YOUTH TEAMS FOR 2016-17

    Paul Fay confirms that for 2016-17 he will manage "The U18 youth side [and that it] will continue to operate as Altrincham AFC in the Premier Division of the NWYA League. The Altrincham Youth U17 side will continue in the NWYA First Division with Sara Newton as manager.

    In addition, there are several Altrincham Juniors' sides playing in the Timperley and District Leagues in the U16, U17 and U18 age groups".

    Currently Paul is in Ireland with Altrincham under-18 and under-13 teams. He tells us that "The older team beat Institute in their first group game on Monday night, 4-0. Declan Lewis scored a hat trick and Declan McGloin got the fourth goal, while Christian Evans saved a first-minute penalty.

    The U13s put up a great team performance against a strong Sion Swifts side. They are enjoying the sunshine and have just outsung all the other teams on the opening ceremony parade!"

    8 July 2016


    In the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round draw, Altrincham FC Youth have been drawn at home to Stockport County in the week commencing 5 September, 2016.
    26 May 2016


    Altrincham FC's Junior and Youth Football Development Team "is delighted to announce the youth team trials for Altrincham Football Club 2016/17 season. We are looking for players born between 31 August 1998 and 30 August 2001. Trials will be held on Sunday 12th June 2016.

    Please register your interest by e-mail with the following information:

    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Position
    • Previous experience
    We will advise you on what time to attend. Please do NOT just arrive. We look forward to hearing from you".


    A 2-6 home defeat to Curzon Ashton and a home win walkover awarded to Alty against West Didsbury and Chorlton left Altrincham in fifth place in the NWYA Premier Division at the end of the 2016-17 season.

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