Youth FA APS Bank Leagues, knock-out 2016/17 draws

The draws for the Youth FA Under-15 and Under-17 APS Leagues, as well as the Knock-Out competitions for season 2016/17 season were held last week during an event at the Palace Hotel, Sliema.

In each of the Under-15 and Under-17 Leagues, twenty-four teams were drawn into eight groups of three teams each, and that each team placed first will compete in Section A, the second in Section B and the third in Section C. Sections D and E have been set in accordance with the teams’ placing in Sections C2 and D last season, along with newly-competing teams.

As from this season, all teams will be participating in the Knock-Out competitions and that after the preliminary rounds, featuring the teams from the Sections D and E, there will be no seedings as from Round 1.

APS Bank Under-15 League
Group A: Valletta, Balzan, Luqa SA
Group B: Paola Hibs, San Gwann, Marsa
Group C: Mosta, Hamrun Spartans, Gozo
Group D: Melita, Kirkop United, Zabbar St. Patrick
Group E: Pietà Hotspurs, Floriana, Birzebbuga Windmill
Group F: Qormi, Pembroke Athleta, Mellieha
Group G: Birkirkara, Tarxien Rainbows, Lija/Iklin
Group H: St. Andrews, Sliema Wanderers, Naxxar Lions

APS Bank Under-17 League
Group A: St. Andrews, Melita, Zabbar St. Patrick
Group B: Mosta, Kirkop United, Tarxien Rainbows
Group C: Hamrun Spartans, Paola Hibs, Rabat Ajax
Group D: Birkirkara, Zebbug Rangers, Swieqi United
Group E: Floriana, Valletta, Zejtun Corinthians
Group F: Pietà Hotspurs, Pembroke Athleta, Fgura United
Group G: Sliema Wanderers, San Gwann, Mqabba
Group H: Balzan, Qormi, Lija or Iklin

First Preliminary Round
Mgarr United vs Gzira United
Marsaskala vs Dingli Swallows
Gharghur vs Zurrieq
Attard vs Siggiewi

Second Preliminary Round
Mgarr or Gzira vs Ghaxaq
Marsaskala or Dingli vs St. Venera United
Gharghur or Zurrieq vs Xghajra Tornados
Attard or Siggiewi vs Fgura United
Zebbug Rangers vs Marsaxlokk
Rabat Ajax vs Mqabba
Zejtun Corinthians vs Sirens
Swieqi United vs Mtarfa

First Round
Mosta vs Kirkop United
Marsa vs Balzan
Attard or Siggiewi vs Rabat or Mqabba
Mellieha vs Pembroke Athleta
Lija/Iklin vs Zebbug or Marsaxlokk
St. Andrews vs Swieqi or Mtarfa
Gharghur or Zurrieq or Xghajra vs Marsaskala or Dingli or St. Venera
Pietà Hotspurs vs San Gwann
Zejtun or Sirens vs Sliema Wanderers
Mgarr or Gzira or Ghaxaq vs Valletta
Floriana vs Birzebbuga Windmill
Zabbar St. Patrick vs Luqa St. Andrew’s
Qormi vs Paola Hibs
Naxxar Lions vs Hamrun Spartans
Melita vs Birkirkara
Tarxien Rainbows vs Gozo

Preliminary Round
Msida St. Joseph vs Gzira United
Sirens vs Naxxar Lions
Mgarr United vs Ghaxaq
Attard vs Birzebbuga St. Peter’s
Siggiewi vs Sta. Venera United
Marsa vs Xghajra Tornados
Kalkara vs Luqa St. Andrew’s
Mtarfa vs Mellieha

First Round
Marsa or Xghajra vs Sliema Wanderers
Melita vs Floriana
San Gwann vs Zebbug Rangers
Attard or Birzebbuga vs Kirkop United
Mqabba vs Mtarfa or Mellieha
Birkirkara vs Mosta
Zejtun Corinthians vs Sirens or Naxxar
Pietà Hotspurs vs Tarxien Rainbows
Swieqi United vs St. Andrews
Zabbar St. Patrick vs Qormi
Fgura United vs Msida or Gzira
Balzan vs Mgarr or Ghaxaq
Pembroke Athleta vs Lija/Iklin
Paola Hibs vs Rabat Ajax
Valletta vs Kalkara or Luqa