The Mid-Ulster Youth League was formed in 1996 after the demise of the Craigavon Junior League. The previous administration had been frustrated at the dominant way Senior football took precedent over youth games, however at the outset the new structure quickly established parity in the right to play and with this determination the league has developed to embrace football clubs from all Six Counties of Northern Ireland.
The league actively encourages participation in the Northern Ireland Boys F.A. Cup competitions and member clubs have had considerable success over the years.
The league and all its teams are affiliated to the NIBFA and have recently embraced the changes put forward by NIBFA as they progress the youth game towards standard practices.
For 2008/09 the League has planned an active Mini Soccer development programme for U8,U9, & U10 and an 11 a side league structure for U11 to U17 years olds.
The league has now been restructered to three different levels. We now have U7,U8,U9 & U10 playing in the Games Development Centre with over 100 teams participating each week. Then we have the 9 aside U11 & U12. This has been a great transition for the kids as they no longer have to play in full size pitches and large goals. Finally we have the 11 a side league which caters for kids from U13 to U17. In the 2014 - 2015 season we had approximatley 2000 children out playing football on a Saturday morning.
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