The Junior Premier League kicked off its first season in September 2011 with 32 teams from 12 different clubs. Fast forward 10 years and we are now the largest youth league in England with over 25,000 players kicking off for next season. The original membership of the JPL consisted of a group of large clubs from the Midlands & Southern England who wanted to develop young footballers by inspiring high standards of coaching and high quality matches. One of our core beliefs is that high standards of coaching allied with higher quality matches will create players with a love of the game and a desire to improve and develop.
The JPL is aimed at clubs who want to develop their players through this ethos – the JPL is not aimed at single teams looking for a new challenge.
In the summer of 2019 after 8 years of unparalleled success with JPL boys the FA embraced our vision of starting our first dedicated girls league and from a small beginning of only 7 teams in the Under 16s age group, we are now expanding to welcome teams across the U12, 14, 16 & 18 age groups all based around England.
The ethos of the league is development before results, with the primary objective to provide a season of quality, competitive football matches to every team and player within the league.