Last updated : Saturday, 02 December 2023

Bristol Youth League

The Bristol Youth League (BYL) is an amateur football league for boys and girls aged 7-18 in the Bristol area. It was founded in 1959 and is affiliated to the Football Association (FA). The BYL currently has over 100 clubs and 2,000 players registered.


The BYL is divided into the following divisions:

  • Under-7s
  • Under-8s
  • Under-9s
  • Under-10s
  • Under-11s
  • Under-12s
  • Under-13s
  • Under-14s
  • Under-15s
  • Under-16s
  • Under-17s
  • Under-18s
Bristol Youth League action

The BYL also has a number of cup competitions, including the BYL Cup, the BYL Challenge Cup, and the BYL Plate.


The BYL season runs from September to April. Each team plays 14-16 matches during the season, with each match consisting of two 30-minute halves.

How to join

Bristol Youth League match

To join the BYL, clubs must apply to the league. The application process is available on the BYL website.


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