Linfield Rangers celebrate lifting the Under-18 Academy League title (c) Colin McMaster


Linfield Rangers were presented the inaugural Under-18 Academy League in front of the Windsor Park crowd last Saturday.

In a day of celebration for the South Belfast club, it was another league trophy for Linfield which was presented by the NI Football League’s Premiership Management Committee Chairman Jack Grundie to captain Mark Green.

Linfield Rangers defeated title rivals Dungannon Swifts U18 by a single goal on the final day of the Academy League season on Friday 12 April, this meant they finished above Ards U18 on goal difference.

The NIFL Academy League was formed ahead of the 2018/19 season with the aim to improve the player pathway to the Premiership by focusing on player development and long term of support for youth development with our clubs.

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