Southend United’s under 18’s kick-off their Youth Alliance campaign by hosting Gillingham at Boots and Laces.The Gills will visit Ricky Duncan’s youth team on Saturday, 11th August – kick-off 11am.
Blues will then host Leyton Orient, Aldershot Town and Bournemouth before their first away match against Crawley Town on Saturday, 8th September.
Joining United in their division this season, following the re-catagorisation of youth football, will be Portsmouth and Milton Keynes Dons.
Duncan’s side, who achieved category three status, will play 19 league matches against some opponents twice, whilst others will only feature once.
The full under 18-fixture list can be found by clicking here.