The Under-18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012/13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and first team.
The 28-team league is split into North and South Groups, and the two regional division champions will play in a national final for the U18 Premier League title. The one-off tie will be held at a main stadium.
The 2021/22 U18 Premier League will take place under the following criteria:
2020/21: Manchester City
2018/19: Derby County
2015/16: Manchester City
*National final did not finish due to curtailment of season