The 2022/23 Papa John’s Trophy now seems closer than ever following the draw to confirm the groups and important dates for next season's competition.
This competition sees all League One and League Two sides compete with academy sides from the Premier League for a spot at the Wembley final. No teams from the Championship are included, however. This is primarily a chance for lower league sides and youngsters to win a trophy next season.
Papa John’s Trophy 2022/23 Groups
Sides from League One and League Two have were sorted into the following groups during the June draw:
Newcastle United U21
Manchester City U21
Manchester United U21
Leicester City U21
Aston Villa U21
Milton Keynes Dons
West Ham United U21
Tottenham Hotspur U21
Crystal Palace U21
Forest Green Rovers
Papa John’s Trophy 2022/23: key dates
- Group games: August 31, September 21, October 19
- Second Round: November 30
- Third Round: December 14
- Quarter Final: January 11
- Semi-Final: February 1
- Final: March 19
How to watch the Papa John’s Trophy
Some games from the Papa John’s Trophy, including the final and possibly some earlier knockout rounds, will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports.
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Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Key FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.
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