The Jamaica Premier League, commonly abbreviated as JPL, officially known as the Wray and Newphew Jamaica Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is sanctioned by the Jamaican Football Federation as the top division for men's association football in Jamaica. Contested between 14 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Jamaica National Tier II where the two lowest placed teams are relegated to the second division. Most games are played on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings (commercialized as “Monday Night Football”).


The Jamaica Premier League was formed in 1973 to serve as the top tier of Jamaican professional club football. The league's inaugural season kicked off on September 22, 1973 as the Craven A National League, and finished with Santos F.C. as the first title winners. 14 different clubs have been crowned champions of Jamaica, with Portmore United F.C. being the most successful team with 7 national titles.

To date, the league has produced two Caribbean Club Champions, each with two titles; Portmore United F.C. (2005, 2019) and Harbour View F.C. (2004, 2007). No team from the league has made it past the first round of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The league has been more successful in the discontinued CONCACAF League competition with both Portmore United F.C. (2018) and Waterhouse F.C. (2019) making it to the quarterfinals.

The 2019–20 season was ruled null and void on March 12, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) began managing the Jamaica Premier League in 2020, with its focus being the commercialization and marketing of professional football in the country.

In May 2021, the Jamaican Football Federation announced that the Jamaica Premier League would resume, playing a shortened season between June and September, competed by the 12 teams from the previous season. In June 2021, UWI F.C. announced it would withdraw ahead of the 2021 season due to the modified schedule conflicting with other player commitments; leaving 11 teams in the competition. Montego Bay United was promoted to the league at the start of the 2022 season, restoring the league to 12 teams. The league has been expanded to 14 teams since the 2022–23 season.

In 2022 the Jamaica Premier League entered an agreement with Admiral Sportswear to supply kits to the league.

The Wray and Nephew Group replaced Digicel as title sponsor of the Jamaican Premier League prior to the start of the 2023–24 season, making a return after 16 years. Wray and Nephew last sponsored the league in 2002, and in 2006, the contract was extended until 2012. However, it ended abruptly in 2007 after they released the Jamaica Football Federation from its contract without penalty.

The Jamaica Premier League is a highly anticipated and thrilling soccer tournament held annually in Jamaica. It showcases the best talent in Jamaican football and attracts a large following of passionate fans from across the country.

The tournament features a fierce competition between the top professional soccer clubs in Jamaica, each vying for the prestigious title of the Jamaica Premier League champion. The participating teams consist of skilled players who display exceptional athleticism, technical prowess, and strategic gameplay.

The Jamaica Premier League offers an electrifying atmosphere, with matches held in state-of-the-art stadiums that are filled with enthusiastic supporters. The vibrant energy and lively chants from the stands create an unforgettable experience for both players and spectators alike.

The tournament is known for its fast-paced and dynamic style of play, with teams showcasing their agility, speed, and tactical abilities. The matches are filled with thrilling moments, including spectacular goals, breathtaking saves, and intense rivalries that ignite the competitive spirit of the players.

The Jamaica Premier League also serves as a platform for young talents to shine and catch the attention of scouts from international clubs. Many players who have excelled in this tournament have gone on to represent Jamaica at the international level or secure contracts with renowned football clubs around the world.

In addition to the on-field action, the Jamaica Premier League also promotes community engagement and social development. The tournament organizes various initiatives to support local communities, including youth development programs, charity events, and grassroots football initiatives.

Overall, the Jamaica Premier League is a captivating soccer tournament that showcases the best of Jamaican football. It combines skill, passion, and community involvement to create an unforgettable experience for players, fans, and the entire nation.