Norfolk Combined Youth Football League
|Confederation||Norfolk County F.A.|
|Number of teams||528 (2018–19)|
The Norfolk Combined Youth Football League is an English football league that operates in the Norfolk area. It consists of 72 clubs, and over 500 teams, ranging from Under 7's to Under 18's.
The league was formed in 2016, as a merger of the South Norfolk Youth League, Norfolk Youth Football Combination and the North East Norfolk Youth League. At the end of their inaugural year, the Norfolk Combined Youth Football League were awarded the Charter Standard League of the Year Award for 2017 from Norfolk County FA at the County's annual Volunteer Awards Evening, held at Sprowston Manor Hotel on Friday 25 August 2017. The NCYFL were fortunate enough to again be awarded the Charter Standard League of the Year Award in 2018 from Norfolk County FA. The Award was again presented at the Volunteers Awards Evening, held at Sprowston Manor, in September 2018.
In 2016, 4sports Group and Kappa Teamwear UK sponsored the cup and plate competitions for 3 seasons.
Format and regulations
The league is an FA Charter Standard League and all clubs entering the league require FA Charter Standard Status.
U17 & U18 Provision
Over the years, previous leagues were unable to retain players who were not wanting to play adult football, Under 18's or Under 19's football. A big reason for this has been the gap between youth and adult football in terms of physicality where young 15- to 16-year-old players suddenly come up against adult players, some of whom are big and physical and have been around the adult scene for years. To try and bridge the gap, an U17 Division was voted for at the AGM on 13 June 2017. There are 12 teams in the division.
For the 2018-19 season this was expanded to Under 18's following the closure of the Norwich & District Sunday League's Under 19 division.
Kappa Cup winners
|Kappa Cup||U17||U16||U15||U14||U13||U12||U11||U10 Sunday South||U10 Sunday Central||U10 Saturday||U9 Sunday South||U9 Sunday Central||U9 Saturday South||U9 Saturday Central||U8 Sunday||U8 Saturday||U7 Sunday||U7 Saturday|
|2017-18||Thorpe Rovers||Lakeford Rangers||Attleborough Town||Costessey Sports||Firside Athletic||Aylsham FC||Taverham FC Hotspurs||Feltwell Youth||Dereham Town Youth||Easton||Attleborough Town||Old Catton JFC Lions||Wymondham Town United||Holt United Youth||Watton||Hellesdon||Blofield United||Costessey Sports Eagles|
|2016-17||N/A||St Andrews||Lakeford Rangers||Attleborough Town||St Andrews||Horsford||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
4sports Plate winners
|4sports Plate||U17||U16||U15||U14||U13||U12||U11||U10 Sunday South||U10 Sunday Central||U10 Saturday||U9 Sunday South||U9 Sunday Central||U9 Saturday South||U9 Saturday Central||U8 Sunday||U8 Saturday||U7 Sunday||U7 Saturday|
|2017-18||N/A||Old Catton Yellows JFC||Horsford FC||Lakeford Rangers||Mundford||Long Stratton||Horsford FC||Morley FC Mustangs||Sprowston FC Eagles||Blofield United||Rocklands Youth FC Reds||Horsford FC Hurricanes||Brandon Community FC Ravens||Cromer Youth FC Rockets||N/A||Horsford FC Hurricanes||N/A||Fakenham Town|
|2016-17||N/A||Old Catton Tigers||Old Catton United||Brandon Town||Lakeford Rangers||Harling Colts||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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