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Bristol Saturday Youth League

The Bristol Saturday Youth League (BSYL) is an amateur football league for boys and girls aged 7-16. The league was founded in 1967 and currently has over 1,000 teams playing in 30 divisions.

The BSYL is affiliated with the Bristol FA and follows the FA's rules and regulations. The league is divided into three age groups: Under-7s, Under-9s, and Under-11s. There are also girls' divisions for Under-11s and Under-13s.

Bristol Saturday Youth League action

The BSYL season runs from September to May. Each team plays a minimum of 12 matches, with the top teams in each division qualifying for the playoffs.


The Bristol Saturday Youth League was founded in 1967 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The league started with just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 1,000 teams.

Bristol Saturday Youth League match

The BSYL has played a major role in the development of youth football in Bristol. Many of the league's former players have gone on to play professional football, including Tyrone Mings, Ashley Williams, and Matt Ritchie.


The BSYL is divided into 30 divisions, each of which is made up of 10-12 teams. The divisions are divided by age group and gender.

  • Under-7s
  • Under-9s
  • Under-11s
  • Girls Under-11s
  • Girls Under-13s
Bristol Saturday Youth League teams

The top teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The playoffs are held at the end of the season and the winners of each division are crowned champions.


Featured Divisions

Featured Teams

Bristol Saturday Youth League teams come from

  • Barton Hill,
  • Bristol,
  • Clifton,

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