The collective and central way the Premier League markets rights and distributes revenues to clubs supports all of them to not only invest in talented players and facilities, but also their local communities and the wider football pyramid.
The income generated by fans watching compelling matches in the Premier League is what allows our clubs to remain as competitive as possible. The investment they make using these central payments, creates safer and more accessible stadia for fans.
This on-pitch success enables the responsible distribution of investment through the rest of the football pyramid to ensure participation in the game can thrive at every level.
£100m The amount the Premier League invests per season in the development of community facilities, sports participation, community and schools programmes, and to support the well-being of players in lower leagues. The Premier League also supports the English Football League with a further £100m per season of Solidarity payments and ring-fenced Youth Development grants.
"Producing young players is a key part of what we stand for as a club. We've been delighted to see a number of players from the Academy appear in the first team this season and the performance of our teams at all levels, which included winning Premier League 2. We have invested significantly in our Academy facilities and staff across all areas and look forward to more young players developing their careers under the guidance of Per Mertesacker, who will lead the Academy next season."