24 June 2024

Ravens to face Cambridge and Charlton in Bristol Street Motors Trophy

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Ravens to face Cambridge and Charlton in Bristol Street Motors Trophy

The EFL have released the below statement ahead of the 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy campaign of which will see Bromley play Cambridge United and Charlton Athletic in Group C of the Southern Section. A participating U21 side will conclude the group on Thursday 27th June at 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports.


The EFL can confirm the 16 invited sides from Premier League Clubs with Category One Academies that will join Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two Clubs in the 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy competition.

This season’s under-21 sides hail from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and last season’s quarter-finalists, Brighton & Hove Albion.


The draw for the Group Stages of the 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy, will take place live on Sky Sports News on Thursday 27 June from 2:30pm.

All 64 teams will enter from Round One and will be split into 16 regional groups of four teams, eight in the Northern region and eight in the Southern region. The 16 invited under-21 teams will be placed into their respective Northern and Southern regional Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw.

Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

The ball numbers for the Group Stages Draw are as follows:

Northern Section

Group A

Accrington Stanley

Stockport County

Tranmere Rovers

Group B

Port Vale

Salford City


Group C

Carlisle United


Wigan Athletic


Group D


Bolton Wanderers

Fleetwood Town


Group E


Crewe Alexandra

Harrogate Town

Group F


Doncaster Rovers

Huddersfield Town

Group G


Grimsby Town

Lincoln City

Group H

Bradford City

Mansfield Town

Rotherham United

Ball Numbers

  1. Aston Villa U21
  2. Everton U21
  3. Liverpool U21
  4. Manchester City U21
  5. Manchester United U21
  6. Newcastle United U21
  7. Nottingham Forest U21
  8. Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

Southern Section

Group A

Birmingham City

Shrewsbury Town



Group B

AFC Wimbledon

Crawley Town

Wycombe Wanderers


Group C


Cambridge United

Charlton Athletic


Group D


Peterborough United



Group E

Colchester United

Leyton Orient

Milton Keynes Dons


Group F

Burton Albion

Northampton Town

Notts County


Group G

Bristol Rovers

Exeter City

Swindon Town


Group H

Cheltenham Town

Newport County



Ball Numbers

  1. Arsenal U21
  2. Brighton & Hove Albion U21
  3. Chelsea U21
  4. Crystal Palace U21
  5. Fulham U21
  6. Leicester City U21
  7. Tottenham Hotspur U21
  8. West Ham United U21

Bristol Street Motors Trophy Group Stage matches will commence in early September, with dates to be confirmed following the EFL’s Fixture Release Day on Wednesday 26 June.


The two top from each group progress to the knockout stages, with Bristol Street Motors Trophy fixtures remaining regionalised until the Quarter-Final stage.

Until to the Semi-Finals, no extra time shall be played. The winners shall be determined by penalty kicks.

Extra time will apply only in the Final if the result is level after ninety minutes’ duration. A period of 30 minutes will be played. If still equal the winner is then decided by penalties.


From 2024/25, the EFL and its Clubs will embark on a record domestic rights deal with broadcaster Sky Sports that will see every Bristol Street Motors Trophy match broadcast live on Sky Sports for fans in the UK.

For international markets, all matches are available for live streaming via Club platforms.


EFL Clubs Participation£20,000 per Club
Group Stages£10,000 per win / £5,000 per draw
Round of 32£20,000 per win
Round of 16£40,000 per win
Quarter Finals£50,000 per win
Runners Up£50,000


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