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, four additional Adult Leagues, an Under 18 League and two Veteran Leagues.

DCFA Referee Taster Evening:

Monday 24th February 2020

Meet from 6.30pm with evening starting at 7.00pm. Evening concludes at 9.15pm

Venue the Specsavers County Ground Hamworthy , BH15 4BF

The evening is designed to sell the benefits to clubs to work with their club referees to get them FA qualified and receive the DCFA referee support package. It will be an informal evening and questions will be encouraged.

We would envisage that the club would bring along any interested/potential new recruits and especially those club volunteers who are detailed to work/support them.

If anyone is interested then please liaise with Kevin Pike at DCFA (

Referees Directory

20 January 2020 - The Referees Directory has been updated - Same password to access the information.
Club Secretaries will have received the password by email.

Dates for your Diary

12 February 2020
DFL Representative Match v Dorset Premier League
Shaftesbury Town FC
26 February 2020
Clubs Meeting
Corfe Mullen British Legion
BH21 3HQ
17 May 2020
9am to 6pm
Finals Day
The Specsavers County Ground
Blandford Close
BH15 4BF

Charter Standard Briefing

Clubs are encouraged to attain the FA Charter Standard Status

The Dorset Football League has attained Charter Standard Status and it is hightly recommended that our Clubs attain this recognised standard. This status raises the standard of grass roots football and it gives the Club and League a more professional image. Clubs can also apply for financial assistance once they have attained Charter Standard Status.

It is not difficult to obtain Charter Standard Status and around 70% of Dorset Football League Clubs have achieved this. The League's aim to get the majority of Clubs approved by the end of this season.

We are pleased with the recent progress with several clubs including Upwey and Broadway, Handley, Piddlehinton Utd and Puddletown having applied for Chartered Standard status which will enable them to access significant financial help. Congratulations to those clubs.

For more information on the briefing please contact Derek Hansford on 01305 268722 or email

Click Here for details of the FA Charter Standard Programme.

Development Courses

The Dorset County Football Association is offering Development Courses and First Aid Couses

Click Here for Development Courses FA Level 2 - Emergency First Aid in Football

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