Last updated : 12/08/2023 08:21:21
Portsmouth FC are a Grassroots football team.
The team is from England, United Kingdom and play in the Football League Youth Alliance - Devon Clubs National U19 Youth Development League.
Portsmouth FC U18s
Portsmouth FC U18s are the under-18 team of Portsmouth Football Club. They compete in the Football League Youth Alliance - Devon Clubs league.
The team was formed in 1997 and has won the league title on three occasions, in 2007-08, 2012-13, and 2016-17. They have also reached the FA Youth Cup final on two occasions, in 2008 and 2013.
The current manager of the team is Kevin Bond. He was appointed in July 2022.
Some of the notable players to have come through the Portsmouth U18s team include Jermain Defoe, David James, and Michael Brown.
Football League Youth Alliance - Devon Clubs
The Football League Youth Alliance - Devon Clubs is one of four regional divisions of the Football League Youth Alliance. It consists of 18 teams from the south west of England.
The league was formed in 2007 and is currently sponsored by The FA. The current champions are Plymouth Argyle.
The league is a stepping stone for young players who are hoping to progress to the professional game. The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Professional Development League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Football Conference Youth Alliance.
The league is played on a home and away basis, with each team playing 34 matches in a season. The season runs from August to May.
The league is very competitive, with many of the teams fielding players who are already on the books of professional clubs. This makes it a great opportunity for young players to test themselves against some of the best young talent in the country.
The Football League Youth Alliance - Devon Clubs is a great breeding ground for young talent. Many of the players who have come through the league have gone on to have successful careers in the professional game.