Professional Development League
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In the summer of 2012, the Elite Player Performance Plan came into effect in English football. Part of the reforms was the restructuring of 'reserve' league football into a national Under-21 development league. For 2012-13, 23 clubs (17 from the Premier League and 6 from the Football League) are split into three groups at the top level (Professional Development League 1) and fulfil home and away fixtures until midway through the season, before moving into different groups based on points accumulated.
Professional Development League Campaigns
Premier Reserve League Campaigns
'The Premier Reserve League was the top reserve team league for the top English football teams in the Premier League until 2012.
The league, which was formerly split into northern and southern sections, started out in 1999, replacing The Central League in the north and The Football Combination in the south as the top level of reserve-team football, although these competitions still continue for lower-level teams.
Teams were not relegated from the Premier Reserve League based on their final league position, but on the league position of their respective clubs' senior teams. If a senior team was relegated from the Premier League, then the reserve team is relegated from the Premier Reserve League and replaced by the reserve team of the promoted team from the Championship.
- 2011-12 Premier Reserve League South
- 2010-11 Premier Reserve League Group C
- 2009-10 Premier Reserve League South
- 2008-09 Premier Reserve League South
- 2007-08 Premier Reserve League South
- 2006-07 Premier Reserve League South
- 2005-06 Premier Reserve League South
- 2004-05 Premier Reserve League South
- 2003-04 Premier Reserve League South
- 2002-03 Premier Reserve League South