The draws for the Youth League 2011/12 – Sections A, B, C and D – were held on Tuesday at the MFA Headquarters.
The league for season 2011/2012 still have the same format as last season. Ten teams are participating in Section A, B and C whilst 17 teams are participating in Section D. At the end of the season, 2 teams are promoted and relegated from each section.
Section A will kick-off on Thursday 15th September 2011 and the league will be played until Thursday 3th May 2012. Section A matches will be played on Thursday. However during the months of November and December some matches will also played on Wednesday. Matches shall be played at the Centenary Stadium and at the Luxol Stadium.
Sections B, C and D will kick-off on Monday 5th September 2011 with the last matches being played on Monday 7th May 2012. These matches will be played on Mondays and Public Holidays.
The MFA will be publish the Fixtures in the beginning of August and these will include the whole season matches with kick off time and venues. All matches are played on a sequence basis according to the draw.
Section B, C and D shall be played on a Home & Away Basis. Those Clubs which have a suitable pitch for Youth Matches are playing their home matches, according to the fixtures, in their own pitch. Those Clubs which do not have a pitch suitable for Youth Matches are playing in the near pitches according to their geographical position from the selected pitches.
The selected pitches are: Centenary Stadium, Luxol Stadium, Marsaxlokk Ground, Melita Ground, Mellieha Ground, Mgarr United Ground, Mosta Ground, Rabat Ajax Ground, Pembroke Ground, Siggiewi Ground, Sirens Ground, St. Patrick Ground, Santa Lucia Ground, Victor Tedesco Stadium and Ghaxaq Ground.
For all sections, in case of two matches, the first match will kick off at 6.00pm while the second match will kick off at 8.00pm. In case of one match the kick off time will be 7.00pm.
During the last MFA Council meeting held on the 11th July 2011, new regulations were approved for the eligibility of players in the Youth League.
Section A is now open to players born 1993 and 1994 + (6 Over Age – born 1992) or (5 Over Age – born 1992 and 1 Under 17 – born 1995)
Section B is open to players born 1992, 1993 and 1994 + (6 Over Age – born 1991) or (5 Over Age born 1991 and 1 Under 17 born 1995)
Sections C and D are open to players born 1992, 1993 and 1994 + (6 Over Age – born 1991) and all players aged 16 on the day of the match.