Today we are announcing some important modifications to the top-level Open Competitions for 2022 only as approved by the CL Board and the CL Open Competitions Committee.
These changes are intended to address feedback and concerns expressed by clubs whilst also limiting the scale of rework required in the fixture-making process which is obviously complex and well advanced.
In addition to that outlined in the attached note, promotion and relegation between the Premier League & Championship will return to the conventional 2 up and 2 down as per all other Divisions.
It has also been decided that a full review will be completed in the off-season to determine future competition formats & structures for 2023 and beyond. This review process will be centred around a consultation with the clubs (as our primary stakeholders) with the aim of designing a programme which enjoys widespread support across Open, Women’s and Youth.