Against League 3 is a supporter-led organisation with the main aim of opposing B-Team involvement in the English Football Pyramid and first team competitions.
AL3 was formed in May 2014 following the publication of the FA’s “League 3” proposals. These proposals aimed to insert a new tier between EFL League 2 and the National League, comprised of Premier League B-Teams and National League teams.
34,000 supporters signed an AL3 petition against the proposals, which were eventually abandoned by the FA.
AL3 was formed by James Cave (Southport FC fan) and Lewis Horwell (Grimsby Town fan). Lewis soon stepped away from the campaign for career reasons, leaving James to run the campaign. AL3 is a loose collaboration of supporters and is not a legal entity.
For the 2016-17 season, the EFL revamped the Football League Trophy, introducing Premier League B-Teams into the competition. AL3 heard from thousands of concerned supporters and responded by launching the #BTeamBoycott, which is still in operation today.