Last updated : Thursday, 30 November 2023

What is the Grassroots Premier League?

The Grassroots Premier League (GPL) is an amateur football league in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2016 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to create a competitive league for players who were not good enough to play at the professional level.

The GPL is open to players of all abilities, from beginners to experienced players. There are currently 10 teams in the league, each of which plays each other twice in a season. The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Premier League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Championship.


The GPL is a great way for players to improve their skills and experience competitive football. It is also a great way to meet new people and make friends.

How to join the Grassroots Premier League

To join the GPL, you must first complete an online application form. You will need to provide your name, contact details, and footballing experience.


Once your application has been approved, you will be invited to a trial. The trial will give the GPL coaches a chance to assess your skills and see if you are a good fit for the league.

If you are successful at the trial, you will be offered a place in the league. The season usually starts in September and ends in May.



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