Pre-Season 2019: Cardiff City U23 & U18


Cardiff City’s U23 and U18 teams have confirmed their pre-season schedules ahead of their respective 2019/20 Professional Development League Two South campaigns.

City’s U23 side will face an additional six opponents on top of their tour to Devon & Cornwall and five of them will be played away, with visits to English teams Larkhall Athletic and Stoke City U23, as well as Welsh clubs Trefelin BGC, Haverfordwest County and Penybont.

Their only home match comes against Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s K.V. Kortrijk U21 at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Friday, August 2nd – 11am kick-off.

Times and dates for the U23 pre-season fixtures are as follows:

  • Friday, July 12th: Larkhall Athletic vs. Cardiff City U23 - Plain Ham (7:30pm KO)
  • Tuesday, July 23rd: Stoke City U23 vs. Cardiff City U23 – Clayton Wood Training Ground (2:30pm KO)
  • Friday, July 26th: Trefelin BGC vs. Cardiff City U23 - Ynys Park (6:30pm KO)
  • Tuesday, July 30th: Haverfordwest County vs. Cardiff City U23 – Bridge Meadow Stadium (7pm KO)
  • Friday, August 2nd: Cardiff City U23 vs. K.V. Kortrijk U21 – Cardiff International Sports Stadium (11am KO)
  • Tuesday, August 6th: Penybont vs. Cardiff City U23 - Kymco Stadium (7:30pm KO)

Meanwhile, a training camp in Slovenia lies ahead for the Bluebirds U18 side, who will play one game on tour against NK Radomlje U19, before facing two fixtures in one day at Leicester City against the hosts’ U18 side and Blackpool.
On Tuesday, July 23rd, Cardiff City U18 will host Bournemouth U18, before travelling to compete against Westfields FC of the Hellenic League Premier Division - four days later and concluding pre-season with an away match to Southampton U18 on Friday, August 2nd.

Times and dates for the U18 pre-season tour and fixtures are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 7th – Friday, July 12th: Slovenia Training Camp
  • Friday, July 12th: NK Radomlje U19 vs. Cardiff City U18 – Slovenia Training Camp (10.30am KO)
  • Saturday, July 20th: Leicester City U18 vs. Cardiff City U18 – Belvoir Drive Training Ground (11am KO)
  • Saturday, July 20th: Blackpool U18 vs. Cardiff City U18 – Belvoir Drive Training Ground (2pm KO)
  • Tuesday, July 23rd: Cardiff City U18 vs. Bournemouth U18 – Cardiff International Sports Stadium (1pm KO)
  • Saturday, July 27th: Westfields FC vs. Cardiff City U18 - allpay.park (3pm KO)
  • Friday, August 2nd: Southampton U18 vs. Cardiff City U18 – Staplewood Training Ground (1pm KO)

Keep up-to-date with all of the most recent U23 and U18 news via our official Academy Twitter account, @CF11Academy!