Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Celtic and Aston Villa will all field teams in the competition, which has been formed to allow Europe's best young talent to hone their skills in a highly competitive environment. The British clubs will be joined by the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven across the four-group format, which will see teams play home and away before the top two progress to the knock-out stage. Fixtures begin on September 15 and the first NextGen champions will be crowned in January 2012.