The FA Youth County Cup

Sussex get set for Quarter-Final stage of Cup

Quarter-Final ties for The FA County Youth Cup is drawn

The draw for the Quarter-Finals of this season's FA County Youth Cup has been made and our Under-18s Representative Squad will welcome Norfolk County FA to Culver Road.

Our Under-18s Representative Squad have made it to this stage after receiving a byes in the first and second rounds, followed by an emphatic 5-0 display against Northamptonshire FA earlier this month. 

The fixture will take place at Culver Road on Sunday 6 January 2019, with a 2.00pm kick-off.

Sussex County FA vs. Norfolk FA
The FA County Youth Cup - Quarter-Final (Under-18s)
Date: Sunday 6 January 2019
Kick-off: 2.00pm
Venue: Sussex County FA, Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX

Norfolk County FA are the current holders of The FA County Youth Cup after a 2-0 victory over Staffordshire FA in last season’s Final. In this seasons competition they have overcome Cornwall and the Isle of Man to reach the Quarter-Finals.

Sussex haven’t won the competition since 1952, but did finishing runners-up to Liverpool FA in 2016. We were knocked-out at this stage to eventual runners-up Cornwall FA in 2017 and crashed out in the Second Round last season to Berks & Bucks FA.

The County Youth Cup, originally known as the County Minor (Youths') Championship, was launched in 1944-45 and this season marks the celebration of the 75th year anniversary. 

The FA provided representative football for the best young players, who had not signed up with professional clubs. Nowadays, any player under written contract, including Trainee/Scholarship players, or those registered at Academies or Centres of Excellence are not eligible to compete in the competition.

Players under the age of eighteen, be they at school or playing in leagues affiliated to County FA’s, are eligible, although not all County FA’s take up entry into the competition. The Army, Navy and RAF, and Amateur Football Alliance are also entitled to enter a team each. 

Ticket prices for the Quarter-Final clash are as follows:

£3.00 Adults
£1.00 Concessions (65+, Under-18’s and Referee’s with a Valid Registration Card)

For more information about Representative Football please contact Football Services:

Football Services
T: 01903 753547