The round dates of the FA Youth Cup have been announced for the 2009-10 season.
The 2008-09 competition concluded when Arsenal lifted the Cup for the first time since 2001, with a 6-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool after a 2-1 second leg win at Anfield.
This season’s competition looks set to be just as enthralling with Football League sides hoping to take on the top Premier League teams when the first round proper gets underway.
The FA Youth Cup round dates are as follows:
FA Youth Cup 2009-10
- Preliminary Round – Monday 7th September 2009
- First Round Qualifying – Monday 21st September 2009
- Second Round Qualifying – Monday 5th October 2009
- Third Round Qualifying – Monday 19th October 2009
- First Round Proper – Saturday 7th November 2009
- Second Round Proper – Saturday 21st November 2009
- Third Round Proper – Saturday 12th December 2009
- Fourth Round Proper – Saturday 16th January 2010
- Fifth Round Proper – Saturday 30th January 2010
- Sixth Round Proper – Saturday 13th February 2010
- Semi-Final L1 – Saturday 6th March 2010
- Semi-Final L2 – Saturday 20th March 2010
- Final L1 – TBC