National Premier League
FIFA Region


The National Premier League (JAM1) is the top league in the Jamaica football league system. At the end of the 2019-2020 season, the JAM1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2020 Caribbean Club Championship:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2019-2020 JAM1 Championship teams

(The winner of the 2020 Caribbean Club Championship receives a berth in 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, and the 2nd and 3rd place 2020 Caribbean Club Championship teams receives berths in the 2020 CONCACAF League.)

Due to COVID-19, the JAM1 season was cut short at 28-29 regular season matches per team.

Leagues Pyramid - Jamaica

Abbrev League # of Teams
JAM1 National Premier League 12
JAM2A KSAFA Super League 12
JAM2B Eastern Confederation Super League 10
JAM2C South Central Confederation Super League 12
JAM2D Western Confederation Super League 12
JAM3A KSAFA Major League 12
JAM3A KSAFA Syd Bartlett League 11

Competition Structure


# of Teams

1 Sep 2019 - 29 Mar 2020  12: JAM1 (10), JAM2 (2)

Season Format

Each JAM1 team plays matches with the other 11 JAM1 teams 3 times for a total of 33 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) total goals scored.


At the end of the 2019-2020 JAM1 season, the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th place JAM1 teams enter into the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Championship Quarterfinals. The two quarterfinal winners then play against the JAM1 1st and 2nd place teams in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Championship Semifinals. The two semifinals winners then meet in the one match Championship Final.


At the end of the 2019-2020 JAM1 season, the 11th and 12th place teams will be relegated directly to one of the JAM2 leagues.

More Info...

1Waterhouse FC 2915 -9-554-502723139 -2-229321220166 -7-32518153
2Mount Pleasant FA 2916 -5-853-432221149 -1-428231112157 -4-42520119
3Portmore United FC 2814 -4-1046-382810157 -2-62320155137 -2-42318135
4Humble Lions FC 2812 -10-646-30237157 -5-32616124135 -5-32014113
5Tivoli Gardens FC 2912 -7-1043-39345157 -3-52423158145 -4-5191619-3
6Dunbeholden FC 2912 -7-1043-34304146 -3-52113112156 -4-52221192
7Arnett Gardens FC 2911 -9-942-4042-2143 -6-5151321-8158 -3-42727216
8Cavalier FC 2910 -9-1039-41338145 -6-321281612155 -3-7181317-4
9Harbour View FC 2910 -9-1039-2935-6157 -3-52418135143 -6-5151122-11
10Molynes United FC 298 -5-1629-3047-17143 -1-10101529-14155 -4-6191518-3
11UWI FC 292 -12-1518-2651-25151 -7-7101526-11141 -5-881125-14
12Vere United FC 292 -12-1518-1947-28152 -10-31612102140 -2-122737-30
Championship - Semifinals
Championship - Quarterfinals


Sun - 29 Mar 2020
 Arnett Gardens FC CANC Harbour View FCAnthony Spaulding Sports Complex
 Mount Pleasant FA CANC Dunbeholden FCDrax Hall Sports Complex
 Cavalier FC CANC Vere United FCStadium East (Kingston)
 UWI FC CANC Humble Lions FCUWI Mona Bowl
 Waterhouse FC CANC Portmore United FCConstant Spring Stadium
Wed - 25 Mar 2020
 Waterhouse FC CANC Molynes United FCWaterhouse Stadium
 Vere United FC CANC Mount Pleasant FAWembley Centre of Excellence
 Humble Lions FC CANC Tivoli Gardens FCEffortville Community Centre
 Dunbeholden FC CANC Arnett Gardens FCRoyal Lakes Complex
 Harbour View FC CANC UWI FCHarbour View Stadium
Sun - 22 Mar 2020
 Arnett Gardens FC CANC Vere United FCAnthony Spaulding Sports Complex
 Cavalier FC CANC Waterhouse FCStadium East (Kingston)
 Molynes United FC CANC Humble Lions FCWaterhouse Stadium
 Mount Pleasant FA CANC Portmore United FCDrax Hall Sports Complex
 Tivoli Gardens FC CANC Harbour View FCEdward Seaga Sports Complex
 UWI FC CANC Dunbeholden FCUWI Mona Bowl
Mon - 16 Mar 2020
 Waterhouse FC CANC Mount Pleasant FAWaterhouse Stadium
Sun - 15 Mar 2020
 Harbour View FC CANC Humble Lions FCHarbour View Stadium