Introduction to the Dorset Football League

The Dorset Football League was formed for the 2009/2010 season and is affiliated to Dorset County Football Association.

As a very active League we run a Senior League and five additional Adult divisions. We also run an under 18 league and a Veteran League each split to consist of two divisions.

Item from the FA on 22 Sept recommending Clubs use the NHS Track and Trace Notices with QR Codes

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Further advice issued on 24 September re indoor football

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Documents for 2020/2021 Season

Dates for your Diary

Sat 12 Sept 2020
Start of 2020/2021 Season

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DFL Substitutes - Rule Clarification
  • Rule 19(F) A Club may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the Game use substitute Players in any Competition Match.
  • A Club may name up to 5 substitute Players of whom not more than 5 may be used. A Player who has been substituted himself becomes a substitute and may replace a Player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football.
  • Therefore, where a Competition does allow return substitutes, a Club may use up to 5 from 5 substitute Players in a Competition Match.
  • Spectators - Updated 19 August 2020

  • Under certain conditions spectators are again allowed at our games
  • Please see guidance released on 19th August 2020 by the FA in relation to spectators
  • It is good news and ALL member Clubs are urged to follow the appropriate guidelines in the below documents.
  • Charter Standard Status

    We have been informed by the Dorset FA today ( 7 August 2020) that clubs should not be encouraged to apply for the Charter Standard at present.

    This is because the FA are assessing the future package and incentives with partner suppliers affected by Covid 19.

    Further advice from DCFA is expected in the next few weeks.