Early-season draws released for 2020-21 FA Youth Cup campaign

Monday 17 Aug 2020
Liverpool are the current holders of the FA Youth Cup, with the 2019-20 campaign still paused due to the outbreak of COVID-19

The 2020-21 FA Youth Cup will begin from Monday 7 September, with the draws for the preliminary round and first round qualifying now released.

The preliminary round sees the youth teams of 316 non-league clubs battle for a place in the first round qualifying, when a further 122 teams join the competition.

Round dates for the coming season can be found here, with league clubs due to enter the competition from the first round proper.

The 2019-20 FA Youth Cup campaign remains on hold, with four teams – Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers – having secured their places in the semi-finals before the football season was put on hold due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

By Jim Lucas