Last updated : Sunday, 07 April 2024

About SBYL

The South Belfast Youth Football League (SBYL) is an amateur football league for youth players in South Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was established in 1969 initially with 45 teams in 3 age groups, since then the league membership has grown and now offers 6 age groups from U12 to U18 with an annual membership of approximately 140 teams.

The league is affiliated to the Irish Football Association (IFA) and all teams must adhere to the IFA's rules and regulations. The league also has its own set of rules and regulations, which are available on the SBYL website.

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The SBYL season runs from September to May, with each team playing 18-20 games during the regular season. The top teams from each age group qualify for the playoffs, which are held in May.

The SBYL is a great way for young players to develop their football skills and experience competitive football. The league also provides a fun and social environment for players to meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.


SBYL match

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SBYL teams come from

  • Belfast,
  • Newtownards,
  • Sydenham,

and other areas within Ards and North Down.

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