The Football Conference Youth Alliance (FCYA) founded in 2000 is a self-funding competition, which allows semi-professional and professional teams to combine football training with education of a national standard through a Football Club & Education Provider partnership.
The objective of the FCYA is to provide a high quality experience for 16-19 year olds both on the pitch and through nationally recognised educational qualifications.
Originally developed through a partnership with Bedford College who negotiated partnerships between football clubs and their local colleges, it was then known as ‘PASE’ – Programme for Academic and Sporting Excellence.
The FCYA is now one of the largest football competitions of its kind in the country. The membership comprises clubs from The Premier League downwards. The FCYA is currently sponsored by Prospect Training Services who in March 2015 signed a new 3 year title sponsorship deal with the Competition. Prospect Training Services have been sponsors of the FCYA since 2012 and have been very supportive of the Competition and its aims.