15th September 2016
The Under-18 competition is back on Sunday 18 September, bigger and better than before.
There are 20 new teams taking part, with unprecedented growth in the South where 17 new teams have entered.
The South girl’s competition is split into two groups of six. The top four in each group qualify for the Southern play-offs. Last year’s Southern winners play Ealing and London Lions. Meanwhile, Poole Phoenix, who also impressed in last year’s competition, face Olympia, London Angles, and new team Islington.
Last year’s boy’s National League winners, and National Cup runners-up Carshalton Titans take on London-Lions and Hackney GD in the South. New clubs Islington and Whitmore are the opponents for last year’s Southern League winners Oly Cats 1. Whitmore also play Ealing, another of last season’s successful clubs, as do Olympia.
All the South matches on Sunday take place at Stoke Mandeville.
At the Trafford Soccerdome it is just the boys who are in action on Sunday. New teams Nottingham B and Manchester have tough looking fixtures against Champions NEM Hawks, and Warrington Wolves. Manchester also face the other new side, Nottingham A, who in turn also take on Hawks. Olympia Cannock are the fourth opponents for Hawks. Cannock also play Peninsula and Nottingham B.