Why not make the NIFL Academy Leagues your appetiser for a weekend of football? The majority of games are played on Friday evening and Saturday morning with this week being no exception.

Please note below the fixtures, venues and kick-off times for both leagues.

Academy League Under-18
Friday, 18th October, 2019 (kick-off 8pm unless stated)
Ards U18 v. Ballinamallard United U18 (Londonderry Park, Newtownards; kick-off 8:10pm)
Cliftonville Strollers v. Carrick Rangers U18 (Solitude, Belfast)
Glenavon U18 v. Dungannon Swifts U18 (Lurgan Junior High School, Lurgan)
Institute U18 v. Coleraine U18 (Melvin Park Arena, Strabane)
Linfield Rangers v. Crusaders U18 (New Midgley Park, Belfast)
Newry City U18 v. Warrenpoint Town U18 (The Showgrounds, Newry)

Academy League Under-16
Friday, 18th October, 2019 (kick-off 8pm)
Crusaders U16 v. Linfield U16 (Seaview, Belfast)

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 (kick-off 11am unless stated)
Ballinamallard United U16 v. Ards U16 (Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen; kick-off 12pm)
Carrick Rangers U16 v. Cliftonville U16 (Taylor's Avenue 3G, Carrickfergus)
Coleraine U16 v. Institute U16 (Anderson Park, Coleraine)
Dungannon Swifts U16 v. Glenavon U16 (Stangmore Park, Dungannon)
Glentoran Youth v. Ballymena United U16 (Civil Service PF, Belfast)
Warrenpoint Town U16 v. Newry City U16 (Rathfriland High School, Rathfriland; kick-off 1:30pm)