Statement from the NPL – NPL2

The NPL is committed to carrying out the mandate given to it by the member clubs of the two feeder Leagues and it’s own member clubs to facilitate the 2nd Division in 2022. The qualifying period for that section will be the 2021 season. 

The Champions of both the BDCL and SNCL will, as usual, be invited, as long as they meet the long established ECB criteria, to be promoted into the NPL in 2022. The next four clubs in each League, i.e. teams who finish 2nd to 5th, will be invited to participate in NPL2. Those 8 clubs will be joined by the two relegated clubs from the NPL of 2021. 

Any club who decide to accept that invitation will have a 24 month variance to ensure NPL1 compliance if they wish to be promoted into the top section.

Should any club require further clarification should contact Chris Revill, Secretary of the NPL, via email at

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