Academy Under 18

July 11, 2015

Football League Youth Alliance South West League 2015/16.


Bristol Rovers Under 18 Academy team will play 9 other clubs during the initial 18 game league.

The league begins on Saturday 8th August 2015 and continues until January 2016.

BRFC’s opponents are AFC Bournemouth, Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Newport County, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Swindon Town and Yeovil Town .

For the 2015/16 season Torquay United have left the league and Yeovil Town have replaced them.

BRFC will play Yeovil Town AWAY on the 19th September and HOME on 7th November.

A number of the staff and players have transferred across from the Gulls to join the Glovers.

After the initial 18 game league is completed the two-division Merit League starts.

This will see the merger of the South West and South East League clubs.

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Alan Walsh, the Academy Under 18 Manager was voted the Bristol Rovers Supporters Clubman of the Year in 2014/15.

The top five South West clubs then compete in Merit League 1 against the top section of the South East league.

The bottom five South West clubs compete in Merit League Two against the bottom group from the South East.

This secondary league begins in February 2016.

BRFC will announce the full fixture list at a later date.

Bristol Rovers Academy Under 18 side ended the 2014/15 season unbeaten in their last 20 games.


The staff and players of the Bristol Rovers Academy Under 18 side at the start of the 2014/15 season.

They ended 2014/15 as Runners Up in Merit League 2, behind the Champions Leyton Orient.

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